Proposed Bill For Matariki Public Holiday
July 22nd, 2009
A bill proposing that Matariki – the Maori New Year – be a public holiday is set to get a hearing in Parliament.
The Matariki Day Bill was one of two bills pulled out of the members’ ballot today.
In the bill Maori Party MP Rahui Katene proposes that there should be a public holiday based around the rise of the new moon and the rise of the Matariki or Pleiades star cluster in the night sky.
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