A festival of Matariki mastery

    Hadlee Wilson (3) enjoys the fireworks on dad Nathan Wilson’s shoulders on Friday. Photo: Karen Pasco

    Lights, colours and Maori culture filled the gardens of Queens Park in Invercargill to celebrate Matariki. The Murihiku Matariki Festival brought the Southland community together to mark the Maori New Year with light installations, entertainment and workshops, with thousands of attendees.