“Waitangi Day has been colonised” says Maori leader

“Waitangi Day has been colonised” says Maori leader Press Release: David Rankin Ngapuhi leader David Rankin, whose ancestor, the Paramount Chief Hone Heke was the first Maori to sign the Treaty, claims that Waitangi Day has become colonised in recent years. “Its meaning has been sterilised”, he says. “It should be called Picnic Day rather…


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