The Coalition came face-to-face with its opponents in Maoridom today, in a spectacular clash of world views , with neither side budging.
The Government was welcomed to the Treaty Grounds with a powhiri, but the welcome came with a warning, don't touch Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Boos and jeers were aimed at Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was told "e noho" - or sit down.
ACT leader David Seymour also faced fury from protesters, who sang over him while he spoke on the marae.
Deputy Political Editor Craig McCulloch reports.