Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

Hīkoi to Waitangi

Hīkoi to Waitangi

In 1984 the Waitangi Action Committee, the New Zealand Māori Council, the Māori Women's Welfare League, Te Kotahitanga and the Kīngitanga (Māori King movement) organised a hīkoi (march) to Waitangi to protest against Waitangi Day celebrations. These kotahitanga movements ranged from the old to the new. The Kīngitanga was established in 1858, the Māori Women's Welfare League was founded in 1951, and the Waitangi Action Committee was a contemporary movement.

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Kotahitanga movements in the 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012