Activist and former MP Hone Harawira has told the Government it will not succeed if it tries to pass laws to strip the Treaty of its mana, or to belittle te reo Māori.
Harawira, who spoke at Waitangi on Monday, says there are more important things to be doing as a nation than messing with the Treaty.
He says the ACT Party's Treaty Principles Bill is "going down the toilet".
Harawira was selected by Ngāpuhi to speak at the pōwhiri.
Harawira spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.