23 Jan 2024

Iwi from around motu gather at Rātana Pa for celebrations

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 23 January 2024

Ngā iwi mōrehu are gathering at Rātana Pa to celebrate the birthday of Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana the founder of the Rātana faith.

Kīngi Tūheitia was welcomed earlier this afternoon in the wake of last week's hui, where more than ten thousand people came together.

Key priorities identified at last week's hui will continue to be discussed and iwi will have an opportunity to present key messages directly to political leaders.

Māori Affairs reporter Pokere Paewai is at Ratana, he talks to Lisa Owen.