25 May 2018

Bastion Point: Dawn ceremony marks 40 years since evictions

From Morning Report, 6:19 am on 25 May 2018

A dawn ceremony is being held to mark the 40th anniversary of the Bastion Point occupation. In 1978, police and army personnel forcibly evicted more than 200 people from Takaparawhau Taka para whau or Bastion Point in Auckland. They had been there for more than 500 days, defying government plans for a housing development on what had been Ngati Whatua reserve land. Te Manu Korihi reporter John Boynton is at the event. He talks to Susie Ferguson.