2 Jun 2016

Matariki festival begins

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:33 pm on 2 June 2016

Matariki celebrations begin around the country today - it's a celebration that is growing in popularity

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades - the constellation rises in late May or early June.

Charles Royal of Te Papa is the head of the Matariki festival programme

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