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    Matariki Day group confident petition will reach parliament

    The group behind a petition to establish a public holiday to mark Matariki say they have spoken with politicians to sound out their support and plan to make a concerted effort to push the kaupapa in the new year.

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    Matariki Day- 'It's a totally different mindset now'

    It has been ten years since the last significant effort was made to establish a public holiday to mark Matariki.  Now a fresh attempt to create a groundswell of support for the idea is gaining momentum through a new online petition.

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    Māori excellence celebrated at 2019 Matariki Awards

    Māori excellence was celebrated last night at the 2019 Matariki Awards. There were 10 winners across 11 categories recognised for their outstanding achievement and contributions to Te Ao Māori.

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    Whale Watch Kaikoura dive in for the win at Matariki Awards

    The Māori owned business won two awards at the Matariki Awards, including the top Supreme Award.

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    Decorated producer Ainsley Gardiner recognised at Matariki Awards

    Gardiner has received the Te Waipuna-ā-Rangi Award for Arts and Entertainment, the latest accolade in a remarkably distinguished career.

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    Legendary Māori country singer honoured for contribution to music

    New Zealand's top Māori country singer Dennis Marsh has been honoured at the 2019 Matariki Awards as the winner of the Te Mata o te Ariki special award for his outstanding contribution to music.

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    Wahine tech entrepreneur wins Matariki young achievers award

    Kendall Flutey of Ngāi Tahu is the winner of the Te Whetū Maiangi Award for Young Achievers at the 2019 Matariki Awards for her work in creating Banquer, a programme that teaches financial management in schools.

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    Papa honoured for championing revitalisation of te reo

    Pānia Papa has devoted most of her life to the revitalisation of te reo Māori to ensure the language will flourish for future generations. In honour of her mahi, she was awarded the Te Waitī Award for Te Reo and Tikanga at the 2019 Matariki Awards this evening.

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    A lifetime commitment to education honoured at Matariki Awards

    He is known as a builder of transformative initiatives and tonight Professor Graham Smith was honoured at the Matariki Awards for his contribution towards education.

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    Honoured for a lifetime commitment to te reo, tikanga and Māori arts

    Kuini Moehau Reedy is a storehouse of knowledge, a creative composer of music who is maintaining the essence of the unique dialect of her people. Tonight she was named as the winner of the Te Toi ō Ngā Rangi Award at the Matariki Awards.

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