Extra links for the extra curious

Go down amazing wormholes with this curated suite of links.

Live broadcast of Matariki 2022 from Te Papa
Hosted by Mātai Smith and Stacey Morrison, watch the live broadcast of Aotearoa’s first Matariki public holiday commemoration.

Indigenous 100: Dr Rangi Mātāmua
In 2022, Professor Rangi Mātāmua became known as “the man behind Matariki” – appointed as chief advisor to the government on the Māori New Year and in 2023 was named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Take a deep dive with him as he speaks about his motivations and aspirations for celebrating Matariki and the maramataka in Aotearoa.

1News: Mānawatia a Matariki
In this Sunday special, mana whenua of Takapō in the South Island speak about the night sky, how their tupuna observed the tohu for the coming season, and the importance of Matariki as a holiday for Aotearoa.

Te Iwa o Matariki
Watch this video from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, which outlines how Matariki got its name, each of the whetū and their domains, and why hautapu is such an important part of Matariki celebrations.