5 Feb 2024

Govenment formally welcomed onto Waitangi

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 5 February 2024

The Government has been formally welcomed onto Waitangi. 

A stirring powhiri, welcoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, ACT leader David Seymour, and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, along with other Government ministers.

Politicians have been bracing for protests and tension at Waitangi this year in response to its policies on the Treaty of Waitangi and te reo Māori.

RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch spoke to Ben Strang.