12 Dec 2023

Expert urges Te Papa to remove English Treaty of Waitangi

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 12 December 2023

A Māori legal expert is urging Te Papa to listen to protestors and remove its large display of the English version of the Treaty of Waitangi. 

Twelve people were arrested yesterday after attacking the exhibition and using spray paint and an angle grinder to damage a wooden display panel.

The group, Te Waka Hourua says the English text wrongly states that Maori ceded sovereignty.

Jemima Huston reports.