The old people might wait up several nights before the stars rose. They would make a small hangi. When they saw the stars, they would weep and tell Matariki the names of those who had gone since the stars set, then the oven would be uncovered so the scent of the food would rise and strengthen the stars, for they were weak and cold.
time for reflection, time to remember & time to renew
Nga mihi o te tau hou kia tatau katoa : happy new year everyone