Professor Rangi Matamua Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 31 March 2023

Last night New Zealanders doing amazing work across a variety of fields and projects were honoured at the Kiwibank New Zealander of Year awards.

The 2023 winner of the title New Zealand of the year, Te Pou Whakaare o Aotearoa was named as Professor Rangi Mātāmua (Ngāi Tūhoe), who's been dubbed the man behind Matariki!

He talks to Jesse about his achievements and recognition.

Professor Rangi Mātāmua.

Professor Rangi Mātāmua. Photo: Waikato Museum

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