Diana Matapuku

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.

Biographical sources

  • 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.