Diane Matapuku has been a member of the Whanake Rangataua, a Māori martial arts group based in Wellington, which provided opportunities for Māori street kids. She was in her teens when she wrote this poem. Apirana Taylor included this with a collection of other poems written by Whanake Rangataua members.
- Taylor, Apirana. "Introduction." Landfall 41.4 (1987): 411.
- "A Beautiful Day." Landfall 41.4 (1987): 415.
- Matapuku writes of the inspiration of a special day.