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Kaupeka oo Te Raa

THE SOLAR MONTHS

1. Ao Nui – (June) Maaruaroa o Takurua Hotoke (Takurua Waipu) -winter solstice- Matariki, Puanga.

2. Te Aho Turuturu – (July) war of the gods begins.

3. Te Iho Matua – (August) war of the gods ends.

4. Taperewai – (September) Rite o Te Raa me Te Poo Koanga Mahuru -spring equinox- Whakaahu, Parearohi -the shimmering heat is seen-.

5. Tatau Urutahi – (October) Whakaahu, Pipiwharauroa return to mainland.

6. Tatau Uruora – (November) Autahi, Puanga, Matariki, Tautoru, Whakaahu, Patiki.

7. Akaaka Nui – (December) Maaruaroa o Raumati (Warutuhoehoe) -summer solstice- Uruao, Rehua.

8. Ahuahu Mataroa – (Janurary) fruits are set, Tautoru, Matiti.

9. Te Ihonui – (February) Ruhi.

10. Putokinui oo Tau – (March) Rite o Te Raa me Te Poo Ngaa Huru -autumn equinox- crop lifting begins, Pou Tu te Rangi.

11. Tikaka Muturangi – (April) Whare Waananga Auturoa begins, Whanui.

12. Uruwhenua – (May) Hine Nui te Poo is due west.

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