Back in the days when Matariki stars never showed up, there were eight snappers. There were seven babies and one Mother. They lived in Rocky Bay.

One day the Mother fish went to find food for her seven babies. They got caught by Tataraimaka because although their Mother said to stay at home they didn’t. Tane came and threw them up in the sky so they could be stars and Tataraimaka couldn’t eat them.

The Names of the stars are Waiti Waita Waipuna-a-rangi Tupu-a-nuku Tupu-a-rangi Uru-a-rangi Matariki.

That’s how Matariki stars showed up.