From the rise of Matariki to the establishment of a Dark Sky Experience in Takapō, appreciation of Māori astronomy is at an all-time high. Its growth has turned what was once considered a niche topic into a genuine business venture.
Prof. Dr Rangi Matamua has dedicated his life to Māori astronomy, with his expertise called upon to tell the story of the World’s largest Dark Sky reserve and becoming one of the leading voices in both mainstream and Māori media around Matariki.
So how can Māori make the most of “astro-tourism”? Prof. Dr Matamua explains why the stars still guides Aotearoa in the future.