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! https://www.reomaori.co.nz/
Gardening by the Maramataka/Māori lunar calendar (https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/07-08-2018/move-over-astrology-its-time-to-return-to-the-maori-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.