24 May 2024

How matariki is being made a public holiday

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 24 May 2024

The man instrumental in making Matariki an official public holiday is calling on the government to continue to support and help grow Matariki ahead of next weeks Budget. Professor Rangi Matamua was awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit today in Wellington alongside several other Maori for achievements in their field. And as Ashleigh McCaull reports, a Maori musician also wants to see ongoing assistance for Maori Art.