13 Jul 2020

Matariki begins today

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 13 July 2020

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Today marks the first day of Matariki - with many rising at dawn to welcome in the new year.

The cluster of stars - sometimes called Pleaides - can be seen in the dawn sky.

Events to mark Matariki started over the weekend around the country with many happening in the coming days.

RNZ Maori news director Mani Dunlop speaks to Philippa Tolley.