7 Feb 2024

Ngāpuhi leader on Govt's reception at Waitangi

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 7 February 2024

Tensions were high at the pōwhiri for the Government at Waitangi.

At one point there was even a suggestion that prime minister Christopher Luxon might not be able to speak, because of vocal opposition from protesters. 

Ngāpuhi leader Mere Mangu spoke before Luxon and worked hard to bring calm, while acknowledging the anger. 

Mangu spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.