11 Dec 2023

English version of Treaty of Waitangi vandalised at Te Papa

From Checkpoint, 5:29 pm on 11 December 2023

A Te Papa exhibit with the English translation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi has been trashed by protestors.

The wooden panel displaying the English words hangs on the fourth floor of the museum near the cafe.

A protestor appears to have abseiled down the wall and sprayed it in paint.

Police say 12 people have been arrested.

Te Papa kaihautu, Maori co-leader, Dr Arapata Hakiwai speaks to Lisa Owen.