Professor Rangi Mātāmua holding back tears just now… ‘feeling emotional… pretty overwhelmed,’ he says.
Think many of us are feeling that. So proud to be Māori, so proud to see Aotearoa celebrating Matariki ✨
Today is the first time we celebrate Matariki as a nation.
It’s a time to remember those we have lost, celebrate and give thanks for what we have, and to look forward to the promise of the new year.
Today’s @NZStuff @DomPost
#cartoon #Aotearoa #Matariki https://t.co/1qGEjcbUwW
the gall of National - to oppose everything and anything to do with Māori recognition and rights, to vote against the Matariki Holiday, to mock using the Māori name for the constellation - and then put up a video celebrating the holiday.
Wherever you are today, join us in celebrating Matariki, the Māori new year. Take time to reflect, return to the places that nourish you, celebrate the present and plan for the future.
Mānawatia a Matariki! ✨
📸: IG Miles Holden
Let the Stars Shine. 🤩✨
Mānawatia a Matariki, Happy Māori New Year! We can’t wait to see you in 2023. 🙌
A reminder that Matariki, the most special, most authentic & uncorrupted of our holidays, would've never been officially celebrated if the Nats & Act had their way & even when they couldn't stop it, they wanted to remove any reference to Maori in the name
Confession: At first, I thought the idea of a Matariki Day was kinda lame, given all the other priorities. But I have to say today has been so uplifting, reaffirming & joyful. It ended with an amazing kai at Prego - te reo music playing. Reflecting, celebrating, re-setting.
Matariki has made me proud to be Māori and proud to be a NZer, and those things don’t always happen at the same time. Embracing my māoritanga has often been about deciding to join the fight. But matariki isn’t about the fight, and that’s more powerful than I realised it would be.
Hard to put into words what the first Matariki public holiday means, or to express strongly enough acknowledgements for those who have learned and taught and struggled and strategized behind the scenes for how many years + lifetimes
The bald faced hypocrisy. The Nats voted against Matariki becoming an official holiday & even wanted to change the name to Pleiades. Now they're making out they're huge supporters & even want to educate us on Matariki. It's like fascists pretending they embrace Hanukkah. https://t.co/sgsxEAOHCq
マタリキは真冬の #ニュージーランド の早朝の空に現れる星団。日本では昴として知られています😊
Mānawatia a Matariki! ✨
📷 Mark Russell
If my Twitter feed is anything to go by, the inaugural Matariki public holiday has been a rip-roaring success, right across the motu!
Mānawatia a Matariki! ✨✨✨
People are so enjoying Matariki, our first public holiday in sync with nature and the seasons. I’m very grateful to tangata whenua for their work to put Matariki at the heart of public life. I hope people’s shared enjoyment of it will advance the wider cause of Indigenous rights.
Pleiades is way harder to remember and spell than Matariki, you racist arseholes make no sense!
Watching the @TVNZ
stream from this morning's Matariki ceremonies!
How can you not be filled with joy to see tikanga Māori being returned to its rightful place as a pillar of life in Aotearoa?
There are many people who did the mahi to give us this wonderful gift of Matariki being officially recognised & celebrated. Kia Ora to you all & #ChurArdern
For the first time, New Zealanders are enjoying an official public holiday this June 24 to celebrate Matariki -- also known as Māori New Year https://t.co/1s31UZr5Ob
Our whānau had to cancel plans due to the plague, so I made tuna pasta bake in order to share with the one family member I am allowed to be in the same room with. She was VERY happy with my cooking (i.e. draining the water from the can into a bowl).
Happy Matariki kai time! 🥰 https://t.co/KHdPP84XXs
マタリキの祝日制定を祝うため #グラミー賞 受賞アーティストのジェローム・カヴァナさんとマオリの伝統楽器を用いた記念楽曲「マタリキの風」を制作🎶
Mānawatia a Matariki! ✨
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has celebrated Matariki officially becoming a public holiday after her government partnered with the Matariki advisory group to decide how best to celebrate the Māori New Year.
Read more: https://t.co/vU8gQgCcSf
#matariki2022 #Māori #Indigenous
With the man of the moment, the person who has lead a revolution in our country, Professor Rangi Matamua. Mānawatia a Matariki 🙌🏽💫 #matariki https://t.co/M0e8g7g10p
I wonder if David Seymour went to work today?
I wonder if David Seymour gave his days wages to someone else?
David Seymour doesn’t believe in #Matariki holiday.
May this new year be full of love, laughter, growth & abundance for you and your whānau. May this new year bring you strength & strive to constantly grow. May all your wishes be heard by Hiwa-i-te-rangi ✨ Ngā mihi o Matariki te tau hau Māori e te whānau 🤎
A few uptight Maori warned about not commercialising Matariki so all the stores are running “long weekend sales” lol