Costs of Matariki advisory group
The Government appointed a seven-member Matariki Advisory Group to provide advice on the ideal dates to mark Matariki and appropriate ways of celebrating the holiday.
Members were paid $780-$1035 per day for advisory services.
All up, $220,000 was paid to members in fees and reimbursements for travel expenses. Of that, $131,305 went to the Chair, Dr Rangi Mātāmua, for 123 days of advisory services.
An Excel breakdown of expenses is available here.
Below is the response to the Taxpayers' Union's Official Information Act request.