Matariki could replace Queen's birthday - Paul Eagle

Talisa Kupenga

Ko Paul Eagle o Reipa te manutaki e ū ana kia whakamanahia he rā hararei mo Matariki, a ka taea pea na te mōhio kei te arotake te ture Hararei i tēnei wā tonu.

Ki te ea kā tū a Matariki hei hararei tēra pea ka tuekehia te hararei mo te Kuini

Ko tā Paul Eagle o Reipa "I've taken a proposal to the Māori Caucus and we've looked at whether we replace Queen's Birthday Weekend or whether we replace another holiday or create a new one."

I tēnei wa he tekau ngā rā hararei ā-motu ia tau. Ina kua arotake kētia te Ture Hararei e te Minita Take Mahi e Iain Lees-Galloway, ko te manako ka pīata mai ko Matariki i reira.

Ko tā Eagle "the proposal needs to be put together and joined in with that process. [I’m] not sure [when that would happen] but I'm hopeful that we can at least reflect the public good will around a new public holiday for Matariki and that gets considered as part of any process." 

He tuatahitanga te kitea ngā pahu ahi i Te Whanganui a Tara hei whakanui i a Matariki kaua kō  Guy Fawkes. Engāri ka pehea ngā whakaaro o te hunga tōrangapu?

Ko tā Alfred Ngaro o Nāhinara "for Matariki to replace guy fawkes I'd support something like that not sure about Queen's Birthday because it has history to it."

Ko tā te Minita Take Taiohi a Peeni Henare "ae na te mea he whakanui te iwi Hainamana i te tau hou mo rātou no reira me pēhea tātou o Aotearoa? Ko Matariki taua tau hou."

Kaore te Kaiārahi o Act i te rata ki tenei whakaaro, ko tāna kee me whakamahi ko ōu ake rā hararei hei whakanui i a Matariki heoi ano ko te Pirimia o te wā a Winston Peters hē huri tuarā.

Ko tā Winston Peters "What's that got to do with the price of the fish at the moment?”

Ahakoa tāna whakaae i te marama o Pipiri kia whakaarohia me te kōrero “I would put it to the people of this country”.

Ko tā Eagle "I'm hoping Māori Caucus looks at that within the next month, signs that off in a couple of weeks and then that can go to the party for a wider conversation."

Ko te Kahui Māori o Reipa i te whakaaro o te kaupapa enagri tāria te wā kia puta ngā tūtohu a te Kahui whakawā i te Ture Hararei hei te tau e heke mai nei.