5 Feb 2015

Waitangi: LIVE coverage

4:49 pm on 5 February 2015

LIVE tweets from Radio New Zealand reporters Demelza Leslie and Mani Dunlop at Waitangi, as political leaders gather at the marae.

Main events:

  • 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.
Labour little Andrew Little at Waitangi.

Labour leader Andrew Little at Waitangi. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski