Over the years Matariki has been celebrated at different times.
Some tribes celebrated Matariki when the stars rises in May/June.
For others, it was celebrated at the first new moon, or full moon, following the rising of Matariki.
Today we celebrate Maori New Year with the first new moon following the rising of Matariki.
In 2019, Matariki will start on the 25th June.