The Matariki star cluster returns to our skies every year in Pipiri (June/July), marking the beginning of Māori New Year for the majority of Aotearoa. It’s a time to get together with whanau, reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.
Subarus have always helped Kiwis explore the land. But with the return of Matariki, we wanted to help you navigate your way around the sky too.
The Matariki cluster, or Pleiades, is in fact the same cluster known in Japan as ‘Subaru’ - that’s it right there on our badge guiding every Subaru.
We’re on a journey to discover more about this shared connection. For the first time ever New Zealand will be marking this occasion with a public holiday. Given the best way to see the stars of Matariki is out of town, and the best way to get there is in an All-Wheel Drive Subaru, we’ve created a map to help you find them. Download your very own map to Matariki below!