Māori will not sit idly by should the government attempt to meddle with te Tiriti o Waitangi.
That's the message from yesterday's annual Rātana celebrations held near Whanganui.
Politicians from across the spectrum flocked to Rātana Pā only a few days after the weekend's national hui called by Kiingi Tūheitia.
The celebrations were full of kōrero from visiting politicians and Māori leaders.
Rātana Pā representative Te Taepa Kameta spoke to Corin Dann.