Post by Kiwi Frontline on Feb 6, 2017 18:23:06 GMT 12
PM PAYS TRIBUTE TO BASTION POINT OCCUPATION AND NGATI WHATUA LEADERSHIP DURING WAITANGI DAY SPEECH.
Prime Minister Bill English has acknowledged Ngāti Whātua and the occupation of Bastion Point at Waitangi Day commemorations in Auckland.
Mr English said government and iwi relations had improved in the last decade and people now realised that success for iwi was success for everyone. A 506-day protest against a proposed Crown sale of Bastion Point in 1977-78 became symbolic of Māori tribal land loss.....