Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 13, 2017 16:17:11 GMT 12
HAMILTON MAYOR APOLOGISES FOR IGNORING NZ LAND WARS
The Mayor of Hamilton has apologised for seeming to overlook the New Zealand Land Wars in his Armistice Day speech.
During the city's Armistice Day commemorations on Saturday, Andrew King commented that New Zealanders were fortunate never to have seen war and conflict in their own country.
His speech was met with a public backlash, and Mayor King was criticised for seeming to forget about the Land Wars, a series of 19th-century conflicts over land ownership that killed thousands of people, most of whom were Māori.
Mr King released a statement on Monday apologising for his omission of the wars, which spanned from 1845 to 1872......