Hundreds gather for Hone Heke flagstaff anniversary

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 29 January 2018

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy is the guest of honour this morning at a ceremony on a famous hill top in the Bay of Islands. It's 160 years since the Northern chiefs replaced the flagstaff at Russell after it was cut down by Hone Heke. More than 200 people have gathered at the flagstaff on Maiki Hill for the historic event. Northland reporter Lois Williams joins us from the event.