Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Pākaitore protest

Pākaitore protest

In 1995 Whanganui Māori occupied Pākaitore (Moutoa Gardens) in Whanganui city to protest at historical grievances. This group of protesters is singing, just after 5 p.m. on 31 March 1995 – which was the deadline given for them to leave. They remained at Pākaitore until 18 May. An agreement was later signed between iwi and local and national governments over 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35942/pakaitore-protest (accessed 6 August 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012