25 Jan 2021

Rātana events underway in scaled-back celebrations

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 25 January 2021

A church service is underway at the temple at Rātana Pā - as morehu make the annual pilgrimage just north of Whanganui for their founder, Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana's, birthday.

But events look a little different this year as internal fractions within the church caused events at the pā to be scaled down, with political parties not invited.

Our reporter Meriana Johnsen is there and spoke to Māni Dunlop.