12 Dec 2023

Right to protest supported, but not vandalism, says Minister

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 12 December 2023

The Minister of Culture and Heritage Paul Goldsmith says vandalism is never the right thing to do as part of protest action.

Twelve people from the group, Te Waka Hourua, were arrested at Te Papa yesterday after using spray paint and an angle grinder to damage a wooden panel displaying the English version of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Charlotte Cook spoke to the Minister for Culture and Heritage Paul Goldsmith.