It’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week so in tribute to that…

Check out some excellent online resources and take a moment!

Gardening by the Maramataka/Māori lunar calendar (

It’s the month of Mahuru or Whiringa-ā-nuku. The new moon or Whitireia, or Whiro in some regions, appeared on September 7 and we’re almost fully into the kōanga (spring) – yahoo!.

Rākaunui/full moon occurred on the 14th. The best days for early planting are September 21st and 22nd in the north. In colder regions, delay planting until October.