5 Dec 2023

Tangata whenua protesting across the motu

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 5 December 2023

Tangata whenua are protesting across 20 centres Tuesday morning in a National Action Day with the backing of Te Pāti Māori.

They plan to disrupt traffic in multiple locations and are calling for the new government to honour Te Tiriti, respect the Māori language, keep the Māori Health Authority and ensure a smoke free New Zealand.

Lady Tureiti Moxon is taking part in the action in Hamilton. 

She says she's angry about plans to remove te reo from the names of government departments, abolish the Māori Health Authority and review of all legislation that includes Treaty principles.

All of which she says are anti-Māori.

Moxon spoke to Corin Dann.