11 Apr 2024

I Was There When: The Ngāi Tahu claim was settled

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 11 April 2024

Each week on Nights we speak to people who were  in the room during some of the defining moments in New Zealand's history.

Tonight we're going back to 1998 and the passing of the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act through parliament. 

In the public gallery that day was Otākou kaumātua Edward Ellison, who was one of the iwi's key negotiators during the landmark settlement process.

He joins Emile Donovan.

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Photo: Ngāi Tahu