25 Jan 2024

Shane Jones on Rātana

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 25 January 2024

New Zealand First's Shane Jones is imploring Māori to debate him at Waitangi next month after he was heckled at Rātana. 

Politicians from all parties except for ACT undertook their annual pilgrimage to Rātana near Whanganui for the political year's curtain-raiser.

The Government was told not to interfere with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

And while Shane Jones indicated his party would not support ACT's Treaty Principles Bill beyond the first reading, he says the Waitangi Tribunal needs to be reviewed. 

Jones spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.