Waikato-Tainui welcome removal of Hamilton statue

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 12 June 2020

Waikato Māori say glorifying colonial-era figures in statue form is a reminder of the devastating effects of British injustice.

Hamilton City Council contractors this morning removed British army captain John Hamilton from the centre of town, after a formal request from the Waikato-Tainui iwi.

The removal has started a wider debate about what should be done - if anything - with colonial-era monuments and names around the country.

Jordan Bond reports.