23 Jan 2024

Big turnout expected as Rātana celebrations get underway

From Midday Report, 12:12 pm on 23 January 2024

Hundreds of morehu are gathering in the small Rangitikei township of Rātana for the annual commemorations.

The three-day commemorations, marking the birth of Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, come just days after a hui of national unity called by the Kingiitanga to discuss the new government's controversial plans for Māori.

RNZ reporter Pokere Paewai spoke to Charlotte Cook.