Petition launched to make Matariki a public holiday

From First Up, 5:49 am on 21 May 2020

More than two and half thousand people have signed a petition calling on the government to make Matariki a public holiday. Campaigner Laura O'Connell-Rapira launched the petition after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government's considering more public holidays to help encourage domestic tourism. And with the Maori new year coming up, she says now is the perfect time for us to get a day off for Matariki. She joins me now