22 Aug 2018

Māori King responds to Kīngitanga critics

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 22 August 2018

Supporters of the Kīngitanga say the movement is here to stay and have backed the Māori King, who finally responded to criticism of his office and his leadership. Thousands of people have been in Ngāruawahia over the past five days to celebrate the king's coronation 12 years ago. RNZ reporter Jessie Chiang was outside Tūrangawaewae marae when Kingi Tuheitia gave his speech.