Aotearoa is today marking the start of the Māori New Year Matariki with a public holiday for the first time ever. We’ll have the latest on how it is being celebrated around the motu.
Matariki is a time for celebration, remembrance, growth and renewal and events to acknowledge this have been organised across the country.
You can watch Celebrate Matariki – Mānawatia a Matariki 2022 hosted by Stacey Morrison and Mātai Smith for live coverage of the festivities here from about 6am.
with special programming throughout the day with highlights including a live broadcast of the celebrations from Te Papa hosted by Julian Wilcox and Māni Dunlop from 6am and an interview with renowned Māori astronomer Professor Rangi Mātāmua.
RNZ will be bringing you all the latest from around the country.