Should we ditch Guy Fawkes for Matariki?


Wellington is celebrating its final Guy Fawkes display this year.

The city is pulling the plug on its 22 year old fireworks display in favour of the Maori New Year festival Matariki.

Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes? It's a European event.

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester spoke to Duncan Garner.

Watch the full video above. 

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