Buzz from the Beehive – and Kiri Allan (a few days after its passage) enthuses about new Matariki law

Here’s what our Ministers have been up to since Friday (at least, here’s what they have proclaimed, announced or disclosed in press statements).

It looks like Labour’s Māori Caucus has notched up another policy success.   One of the two press statements – posted this morning – relates to the legislation that establishes a Matariki public holiday. (The other statement deals with a further Māori housing development).

The Matariki bill was passed in Parliament last Thursday.  At first blush, it seems Kiri Allan, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, needed a few days to think about what the new law will do.  But she emailed the same statement to Point of Order on April 7.  Someone (it seems) was tardy about posting the statement on The Beehive website..

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2 thoughts on “Buzz from the Beehive – and Kiri Allan (a few days after its passage) enthuses about new Matariki law

  1. Get the pagans out. Matariki involves ancestor worship and ancient demonic spirits. Playing along will have a high cost.


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