Mana whenua are celebrating news a resolution to the Ihumātao dispute is near, with the flag of the Kiingitanga removed from the site today.
Details of a resolution are yet to be confirmed but in a statement this morning, representatives said a positive resolution was expected before Waitangi Day.
The government has acknowledged the significance of the decision to lower the flag at the historic site.
See how the events unfolded in photos:
A karanga welcomes the Kiingitanga party to the land:
Kiingi Tūheitia arrived at Ihumātao this morning after a fence was moved by Fletcher Building yesterday sparking talks that a settlement was close.— RNZ Te Ao Māori (@RNZTeAoMaori) January 21, 2020
Details of a resolution are yet to be confirmed.
Updates here: https://t.co/sqxUnJbfmO pic.twitter.com/4QIcaOoND1