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 Tipene O'Regan on monarchy, identity & Aotearoa New Zealand

Ta Tipene O'Regan

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Mapuna is in Otautahi-Christchurch to meet Tā  Tipene O'Regan, a man of towering achievements who was named New Zealander of the year for 2022.  As a leader of Ngai Tahu, he was crucial in securing the iwi's treaty settlement in the 1990s. Last month Tā  Tipene attended the tangi of Queen Elizabeth II in London prompting him to reflect on our connection to the British monarchy -and whether should that endure? And what are his views on the evolution of our nationhood underpinned by the Treaty of Waitangi. Julian Wilcox hosted Ta Tipene O'Regan at Radio NZ's studios in Christchurch yesterday.