In the traditional Māori calendar New Year falls at mid-winter. From next year it’ll be a public holiday:

will celebrate Matariki as a public holiday…, beginning on 24 June 2022. The calendar date … will shift each year to align with the maramataka … always on a Friday.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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