Story: Parades and protest marches

Foreshore and seabed hīkoi

Foreshore and seabed hīkoi

Māori activists organised a hīkoi (march) in 2004 to protest against legislation that placed the seabed and foreshore in public ownership, overriding a Court of Appeal decision that the Māori Land Court could consider tribal claims to the foreshore and seabed. Māori anger culminated in the forming of the Māori Party. Dr Pita Sharples, shown here leading the hīkoi, later became an MP and co-leader of the party.

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Protest marches, 1980s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010