Aotearoa today marks the start of the Matariki Maori New Year with a public holiday for the first time ever. We will have the latest news on how it is celebrated around the motu.
Matariki is a time of celebration, remembrance, growth and renewal and events to recognize this have been held across the country.
You can look Celebrate Matariki – Mānawatia a Matariki 2022 hosted by Stacey Morrison and Mātai Smith for live coverage of the festivities here starting around 6am.
RNZ will mark Matariki with special programming throughout the day with highlights including a live broadcast of the Te Papa celebrations hosted by Julian Wilcox and Māni Dunlop from 6am and an interview with the famous Maori astronomer, Professor Rangi Matamua.
RNZ will bring you all the latest news from across the country.