22 Aug 2019

Students banned from Parliament for Ihumātao protest in gallery

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 22 August 2019

A group of students, including some Youth MPs, have been banned from Parliament for a year, after singing a waiata in the public gallery in support of the Ihumātao hikoi.

A dozen or so protestors stood and sang "Tutira mai nga iwi" while holding up the Tino Rangatiratanga flag at the end of question time.

See the event in Parliament's video stream:

RNZ political reporter Yvette McCullough has the story.