if we axe an existing one
OPINION: Tied to the rising of the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky, Matariki marks the start of te Mātahi o te tau, the Maori new year.
Once a casualty of colonisation, Matariki has undergone a comeback that fosters greater use of te reo Māori and recognition for Māori customary practices.
Stuff has launched a campaign to make Matariki a public holiday from 2021. Do you support Matariki becoming an official, national public holiday?
An MP from each side of the house gives their views.