Matariki symbolises the New Year in Maori customs, but is also known as Pleides
Matariki can be seen on the New Moon after Winter Solstice - so for 2014 that was 28th June
As the norm I'm up early and had hoped to get a photo of Matariki for you all but my camera is not up to it.
Matariki is found low on the horizon in the north east from between approx 5.30am and 6.30am.
What a way to start the day!