Story: Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities

Protesting against 'kūpapa'

 Protesting against 'kūpapa'

Dave Ruru, a veteran radical who took part in the 1975 Māori land march, protests against the government's planned 'fiscal envelope', which would have financially capped Treaty of Waitangi settlements, in 1995. Protesters to Ruru's right hold a placard referring to 'Te Puni Kūpapa', an insulting reference to Te Puni Kōkiri (the Ministry of Māori Development) which backed the fiscal envelope proposal. Kūpapa were Māori who fought alongside the Crown against other tribes during the land wars of the 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethics-Demonstrations-General-01
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities - Cultural revival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29821/protesting-against-kupapa (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017