Paki o Matariki masthead

1892-1935


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Background

Region Waikato
Available online 1892-1935
Alternative title(s) Te Paki o Matariki

Te Paki o Matariki (Pleiades News, 1892-1935?) is the official newspaper of King Tawhiao and the Kingitanga.

The title of this newspaper refers not only to the newspaper but also to the calm, fine weather heralded by the appearance of the Pleiades in the sky at the commencement of spring. This weather, and in this case the newspaper, symbolise the optimism of the beginning of a new season or new age.

In 1894 a separate newspaper, Ko te Panui o Aotearoa, was published by the Kingitanga for proclamations, to fill much the same function as the New Zealand Gazette.

For further information about the newspaper, see P Parkinson and P Griffith, Books in Maori (Auckland: Reed, 2004), S31, pp. 794–801. 

The National Library would like to thank Gail Dallimore for providing information used in essays about Maori newspapers.

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