Well-wishers on the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi have been paying their respects to the Queen in the shadow of the same Pohutukawa tree Elizabeth planted on site almost 70 years ago. Hundreds of well-wishers have paused there to leave flowers or else pay their respect. The Queen herself was a monarch who heard the call of the karanga and haka pohiri in the many visits to Aotearoa, as she was welcomed by mana whenua. And she listened. Waitangi National Trust board chairperson Pita Tipene spoke to Guyon Espiner.