Kua pānuitia ngā rā hararei o Matariki mō ngā tau e toru tekau kei te tū mai

 Kua pānuitia ngā rā hararei o Matariki mō ngā tau e toru tekau kei te tū mai

Hei tā Peeni Henare, te Minita Tuarua Taupua mō te Manatū Taonga, rāua ko Michael Wood o te Workplace Relations and Safety, kua pānuitia e te Kāwanatanga ngā rā o te hararei tūmatanui o Matariki kua tohua mō ngā tau e toru tekau kei te tū mai hei whakaū mārire i ngā hapori me ngā pakihi.

Ka whakanuia e Aotearoa a Matariki hei hararei tūmatanui atu i te tau e tū mai nei, ka tīmata ake ā te 24 o Hune 2022. Haere he tau ka nuku te rā maramataka mō te hararei tūmatanui kia rite ai ki te maramataka (maramataka ā-marama Māori), ka taka tonu ki te Paraire.

Hei tā Peeni Henare, “Ko Matariki te hararei tūmatanui tuatahi e aro ana ki te Te Ao Māori, he rā ka noho motuhake mai ki Aotearoa.”

“I noho tonu te Mātauranga Māori ki te iho o ngā whakatau mō te hararei tūmatanui hou nei.  Nā te Rōpū Arataki o Matariki, ētahi mātanga rongonui o te Ao Māori mō ō rātou mātauranga e pā ana ki a Matariki me te Maramataka, i ārahi te tukanga nei, i tā rātou tāpae kupu ārahi mai me tā rātou totoro i ngā hapori puta noa i Aotearoa. Ka mihi rā mō ā rātou kupu ārahi, ka āwhina nei ki te pou atu i Te Ao Māori ki te rā.”

Hei tā Peeni Hēnare anō, “Neke noa atu te tikanga o Matariki i te hararei tūmatanui. Ka arahina te āhua o tā tātou whakanui i te hararei tūmatanui hou nei e ngā uara matua pērā i te kotahitanga, te whakawhitiwhiti tahi, te hākari tahi, te huihui tahi, me te ohooho anō ki te taiao.”

Ko Matariki te ingoa Māori mō Pleiades, e tohu ana i tētahi kāhui whetū ka ara ake i wē- takurua, e tīmata ai te Tau Hou Māori.  Ka kīia tēnei wā o te tau e ētahi iwi ko Puanga, te ingoa o tētahi whetū mārama kei runga ake o Matariki ki te taha katau.

“Ka taka tonu te hararei tūmatanui o Matariki ki te Paraire, kua pai te haere a ngā hunga o Aotearoa i wē-takurua ki te haereere ka tautoko ai i te whakaoranga ake o te ōhanga o te rāngai tāpoi.   

“I kī mai te Rōpū Arataki o Matariki kia arahina mātou e te whakataukī  – Matariki hunga nui (Matariki whakahuihui tangata). Mā te wīkēne roa hou nei e āhei ai te tangata ki te hoki ki ō rātou kāinga ki ngā rohe rānei, ki te noho tahi ki ō rātou whānau.”

Hei tā Minita Michael Wood o te Workplace Relations and Safety “I te taka tonu o te hararei tūmatanui o Matariki ki te Paraire, kua pai te titiro whakamua a te hunga ka tīpoka i ngā hararei taka ki te Rāhina, ki a Matariki.   

Ka tāpaea tētahi Pire tū-motuhake ki te aroaro o te Pāremata hei whakaū ōkawa i te hararei tūmatanui o Matariki i tēnei tau, ka mutu, ka whai wāhi te tangata ki te tāpae ake i ōna whakaaro i te wā o te tukanga komiti whiriwhiri.

Kaiwhakapā pāpāho: 

Minita Henare – Julie Jacobson 021 806 085

Minita Wood – Tom James 027 308 6010

Kupu mā ngā ētita: 

Ko ngā mema o te Rōpū Arataki o Matariki ko Ahorangi Rangiānehu Matamua (manukura) rātou ko Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, ko Rereata Makiha, ko Victoria Campbell, ko Dr Pauline Harris, ko Dr Ruakere Hond, me Jack Thatcher.

Ka kitea ētahi atu pārongo mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o Matariki i te pae tukutuku a MBIE.

Ina tāpaea te Pire ki te Pāremata, ka arahina ki te Whare e Hon Peeni Henare (Minita Tuarua Taupua o Te Manatū Taonga), ka whakaaroarohia e te Komiti Take Māori. 

Ngā rā o te hararei tūmatanui o Matariki kua takoto

TauRā Hararei o Matariki
202224 Hune
202314 Hūrae
202428 Hune
202520 Hune
202610 Hūrae
202725 Hune
202814 Hūrae
20296 Hūrae
203021 Hune
203111 Hūrae
20322 Hūrae
203324 Hune
20347 Hūrae
203529 Hune
203618 Hūrae
203710 Hūrae
203825 Hune
203915 Hūrae
20406 Hūrae
204119 Hūrae
204211 Hūrae
20433 Hūrae
204424 Hune
20457 Hūrae
204629 Hune
204719 Hūrae
20483 Hūrae
204925 Hune
205015 Hūrae
205130 Hune
205221 Hune
Hon Peeni Henare
Acting Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Hon Michael Wood
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
 
01 July 2021 EMBARGOED UNTIL 5AM 2 July 2021PĀNUI PĀPĀHOMEDIA STATEMENT  

Matariki holiday dates for next thirty years announced 

The Government has released the recommended dates for the Matariki public holiday for the next thirty years to give communities and businesses certainty, Acting Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Peeni Henare and Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood announced today.

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment and New Zealand will celebrate Matariki as a public holiday from next year, beginning on 24 June 2022. The calendar date for the Matariki public holiday will shift each year to align with the maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) and will always be on a Friday.

“Matariki will be our first public holiday that recognises Te Ao Māori and will be one that is uniquely New Zealand,” Peeni Henare said.

“Mātauranga Māori has been at the heart of decision making on the new public holiday. The Matariki Advisory Group, recognised experts in Te Ao Māori and the mātauranga associated with Matariki and the Maramataka, have led this process, providing advice and engaging with communities across Aotearoa. We are grateful for their guidance, which is helping ensure Te Ao Māori is embedded within the day.

“Matariki is more than just a public holiday. Our celebration of the new public holiday will be informed by key values such as unity, sharing, feasting, coming together, and environmental awareness,” Peeni Henare said.

Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades, and refers to a cluster of stars that rises in mid-winter, marking the start of the Māori New Year. Some iwi name this time of year Puanga, after a bright star that is above and to the right of the Matariki constellation.

“The Matariki public holiday will always fall on a Friday, which will help more Kiwis take mid-winter getaways and support the tourism sector’s economic recovery,” Michael Wood said.

“The Matariki Advisory Group asked that we be guided by the whakataukī ‘Matariki hunga nui’ (Matariki brings us together). This new long weekend will allow people to travel to their hometown or around our regions, and spend time with their whānau.

“The public holiday always falling on a Friday will also mean many of those who miss out on the Mondayisation of holidays will have Matariki to look forward to,” Michael Wood said.

A stand-alone Bill to formally establish the Matariki public holiday will be introduced to Parliament later this year, and people will have the opportunity to provide their feedback during the select committee process.

Media contact:

Minister Henare – Julie Jacobson 021 806 085

Minister Wood – Tom James 027 308 6010

Notes for editors:

The members of the Matariki Advisory Group are Professor Rangiānehu Matamua (chair), Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, Rereata Makiha, Victoria Campbell, Dr Pauline Harris, Dr Ruakere Hond, and Jack Thatcher.

More information about the Matariki Public Holiday can be found on MBIE’s website.

When the Bill is introduced to Parliament, it will be led through the House by Hon Peeni Henare (Acting Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage), and considered by the Māori Affairs Committee.

Proposed Matariki public holiday dates

YearMatariki Holiday Date
202224 June
202314 July
202428 June
202520 June
202610 July
202725 June
202814 July
20296 July
203021 June
203111 July
20322 July
203324 June
20347 July
203529 June
203618 July
203710 July
203825 June
203915 July
20406 July
204119 July
204211 July
20433 July
204424 June
20457 July
204629 June
204719 July
20483 July
204925 June
205015 July
205130 June
205221 June

Tom James |Press Secretary (he/him)

Office of Hon. Michael Wood

Minister of Transport

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety

Deputy Leader of the HouseMobile: +64 27 308 6010

Email tom.james@parliament.govt.nz

Authorised by Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: