LIVE tweets from Radio New Zealand reporters Demelza Leslie and Mani Dunlop at Waitangi, as political leaders gather at the marae.
- Labour MPs welcomed on to the marae - two-and-a-half hours behind schedule.
- Prime Minister John Key welcomed on to the marae after arriving more than an hour late.
- Locals described the Government welcome as most tightly controlled in recent times.
- An anti-mining hikoi, which started at Cape Reinga on Sunday, arrived at Waitangi about midday.