Ngā maramataka

In: Atuatanga resources, Rangitāne Publications

Lunar Calendar (ngā maramataka o te tau)

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Marama controls the tides which in turn tells us when it is the best time to do certain activities.
For example gathering food from the rocks and rocky shore studies are best done at low tide, while observing fish entering into streams is best on the incoming tide.
The cycles of the moon are the basis for the annual calendar.