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    Government appoints chief advisor of Māori New Year

    Professor Rangi Mātāmua has a new role as the chief advisor to the government on Matariki.

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    A random act of violence leaves eight people in crisis, searching for hope and new beginnings, as the constellation Matariki (Māori New Year) rises in the Southern skies.

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    'This is when we came of age'- Sir Pou Temara

    Source / Te Papa Tohunga Māori conducted a pre-dawn hautapu ceremony at Te Papa on Friday to launch the first Matariki public holiday. The ceremony was led by Sir Pou Temara.

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    Bringing whānau closer to the stars on the basketball court

    The basketball community in Te Whanganui a Tara has organised a three-day festival event that coincides with the country’s first public holiday for Matariki.

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    Mānawatia a Matariki

    LIVE: In honour of the newest national holiday in Aotearoa, Matariki, Whakaata Māori will broadcast a live dawn special from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington.


    The first national observance of a tikanga Māori event will be marked by a full day of Matariki themed programming on Whakaata Māori. The special live broadcast begins at 6.00 AM on Friday 24 June 2022.

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    Street party for West Auckland to celebrate Matariki

    Henderson streets will be locked down tonight - but this time to celebrate the shooting stars of Matariki.

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    How-to guide: celebrating Matariki

    Māori astronomer Professor Rangi Mātāmua says people celebrating Matariki should remember its core values and he hopes that the new public holiday doesn't encourage a binge-drinking tradition.

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