25 Oct 2019

Whanganui iwi march against violence after Māori women's deaths

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 25 October 2019

The Māori community of Whanganui has taken to the city's streets, calling for an end to a string of violent deaths of Māori women. On Friday, a 26-year-old Taranaki man appeared in the Whanganui District Court accused of murdering 23-year-old Feona McKay-Patea earlier this month. She's the fifth Māori woman to suffer a violent death in Whaganui this year, with locals calling for more resources to tackle P, and urging people to stop sweeping family violence under the rug. RNZ Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan was there.