1 Jun 2022

Concerns over fireworks, commercialisation of Matariki holiday

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 1 June 2022

The first Matariki public holiday is less than a month away, and while, for many, excitement is building - some concern has been raised about just how it might be marked.

Matariki holds significant spiritual weight for many Māori, and some fear it could become commercialised, or become a party with public fireworks displays.

Here's Māori news reporter Jamie Tahana.