Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Pākaitore protest

Pākaitore protest

In 1995 Whanganui Māori occupied Pākaitore (Moutoa Gardens) in Whanganui city to protest about historical grievances. This group of protesters is singing, just after 5 p.m. on 31 March 1995 – the deadline set for them to leave. They remained at Pākaitore until 18 May. An agreement was later signed between iwi and local and national governments for co-management of the gardens.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethics-Demonstrations-Moutoa Gardens-04

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Land protests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 11 Jan 2023