Matariki

Mayor Justin Lester: “it would be wonderful for New Zealand to have an Aotearoa-specific holiday around Matariki”

Mayor Justin Lester: “it would be wonderful for New Zealand to  have an Aotearoa-specific holiday around Matariki”

By Oliver Lovell: A petition to make Matariki a public holiday was launched on Parliament’s website by the organisation New Zealand Republic last week. The petition aims to get 10,000 signatures by Mataraiki next year: May 15. The petition will then be presented to the House of Representatives.