Māori Party co-leader Pita Sharples leads a hīkoi (march) down Auckland’s Queen Street in protest over the then Labour government’s proposed legislation dealing with the country’s coastal areas and the rights of Māori to claim ownership over them. Respect for the Treaty of Waitangi and its guarantees to Māori has become an increasingly important part of New Zealand’s political values.
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