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TIF deploys $15m for 62 projects
27 Jun 2022   /

TIF deploys $15m for 62 projects

Funding for projects supporting the delivery of Matariki were considered for the first time.


TNZ reflects on Matariki with Māori instrumentalist Jerome Kavanagh  
27 Jun 2022   /

TNZ reflects on Matariki with Māori instrumentalist Jerome Kavanagh  

Tourism New Zealand and Māori instrumentalist Jerome Kavanagh have collaborated on a composition reflecting on the meaning of Matariki.


Matariki now entrenched in “hearts and minds” – Kiri Allan
27 Jun 2022  

Matariki now entrenched in “hearts and minds” – Kiri Allan

New Zealand’s first Matariki celebration is “just the beginning” of marking the significance and meaning of the annual holiday for New Zealanders.


Matariki stars align in new era for Māori tourism
23 Jun 2022   /

Matariki stars align in new era for Māori tourism

The new public holiday is an opportunity for Māori operators to tell their stories to the world.


Perspectives: Businesses should be wary of cashing in on Matariki
22 Jun 2022   /

Perspectives: Businesses should be wary of cashing in on Matariki

There are natural reasons for wanting to take advantage but businesses should tread carefully, writes the University of Auckland’s Mike Lee.


Te Papa sets stage for Matariki broadcast
22 Jun 2022   /

Te Papa sets stage for Matariki broadcast

Te Papa Tongarewa will host a pre-dawn hautapu and nationwide broadcast on Friday to mark the Matariki public holiday on Friday.


SkyCity to light up Sky Tower for Matariki
20 Jun 2022   /

SkyCity to light up Sky Tower for Matariki

Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit up in the colours of Matariki this week.


Matariki Mackenzie programme revealed
3 Jun 2022  

Matariki Mackenzie programme revealed

Mackenzie Tourism has unveiled the website and programme for its Matariki festival taking place on 24 – 25 June.


Māori film fest added to Matariki Arrowtown Lights…
31 May 2022  

Māori film fest added to Matariki Arrowtown Lights…

The Matariki Arrowtown Lights programme is bringing a Māori film festival to its celebrations from 24-26 June.


…while Ōpōtiki unveils 10-day Matariki events calendar
31 May 2022   /

…while Ōpōtiki unveils 10-day Matariki events calendar

Ōpōtiki has lined up 19 events for locals and visitors to honour and celebrate Matariki.


Dunedin preps “inspiring” inaugural Matariki show
18 May 2022   /

Dunedin preps “inspiring” inaugural Matariki show

A water and light show on the Otago Harbour waterfront will herald the inaugural Matariki holiday in Dunedin.


Govt grants $5m for Matariki celebrations
16 May 2022   /

Govt grants $5m for Matariki celebrations

Sixty applicants have been granted just over $5m funding to Māori-led events and resources that raise awareness of te kāhui o Matariki.


Matariki holiday could boost tourism by up to $160m – govt
4 May 2022   /

Matariki holiday could boost tourism by up to $160m – govt

The Matariki public holiday could bring in between $110m-$160m in economic benefit to the domestic tourism industry.


Stars align for Matariki Arrowtown Lights event
22 Apr 2022   /

Stars align for Matariki Arrowtown Lights event

The new Matariki Arrowtown Lights cultural event will kick off from 24-26 June.


Matariki officially NZ’s newest public holiday
8 Apr 2022  

Matariki officially NZ’s newest public holiday

Aotearoa New Zealand will officially commemorate Matariki with a public holiday for the first time.


Govt funds new Matariki festivals to help drive visitation
11 Mar 2022   /

Govt funds new Matariki festivals to help drive visitation

The festivals will be drawcards for visitors to regions that have been hit hard by the lack of international tourists.


$16.5m TIF lift for Matariki tourism infrastructure
2 Mar 2022   /

$16.5m TIF lift for Matariki tourism infrastructure

The government is providing $16.5m in funding to support local communities build up tourism facilities, with a special focus on Matariki commemorations.


Matariki holiday step closer to reality
1 Oct 2021  

Matariki holiday step closer to reality

Legislation to bring in the Matariki public holiday next year has reached its first reading in parliament.


Waitomo marks Matariki with glowing programme
5 Jul 2021  

Waitomo marks Matariki with glowing programme

Waitomo is celebrating Matariki with eight days of events from 3-10 July, alongside hosted cave tours and underground boat rides.


Matariki holiday dates for next 30 years proposed
2 Jul 2021   /

Matariki holiday dates for next 30 years proposed

The government has unveiled the proposed dates of the new Matiriki holiday, which starts next year on Friday 24 June 2022.


Waikato Matariki celebrations begin, set to be ‘biggest yet’
11 Jun 2021  

Waikato Matariki celebrations begin, set to be ‘biggest yet’

More than 60 events planned across region between 11 June and 31 July.


Kiwis embracing Matariki holiday – survey
10 Jun 2021   /

Kiwis embracing Matariki holiday – survey

A year away from Matariki being recognised as a public holiday, a Bookabach survey has recorded a 57% uptick in bookings to celebrate the occasion.


Inaugural lighting event to illuminate Christchurch for Matariki
29 Apr 2021   /

Inaugural lighting event to illuminate Christchurch for Matariki

The new Tīrama Mai event will feature lighting installations, projections and illuminated artworks within the central city and the seaside suburb from Friday 25 June until Saturday 10 July.


Matariki holiday could cost $450m – ACT
23 Feb 2021   /

Matariki holiday could cost $450m – ACT

A Matariki public holiday could cost almost $450m, according to figures obtained by ACT leader David Seymour.


Matariki 2022 date set, long weekend to boost tourism
5 Feb 2021  

Matariki 2022 date set, long weekend to boost tourism

It will give operators a uniquely NZ holiday experience to market to the world, says the Government.


Matariki public holiday a boost for tourism – TIA
8 Sep 2020   /

Matariki public holiday a boost for tourism – TIA

PM Jacinda Ardern says if she is re-elected the mid-winter holiday will start in 2022.


Hamilton gets go-ahead for inaugural Matariki festival
7 Feb 2020  

Hamilton gets go-ahead for inaugural Matariki festival

A six-week winter festival celebrating the Māori new year is to take place in Hamilton this year after the city council approved $40,000 of event sponsorship funding.


Lester: Winter boost from Matariki
20 Jul 2018   /

Lester: Winter boost from Matariki

The success of Wellington’s inaugural month-long celebration demonstrates the potential of Matariki to stimulate winter visitation and activity.


Wellington ditches Guy Fawkes, backs major Matariki event
2 Oct 2017   /

Wellington ditches Guy Fawkes, backs major Matariki event

Wellington City Council will make Māori New Year, Matariki, a major civic festival in 2018 and will move its fireworks display from November to help celebrate it.