Story: Political values

Foreshore and seabed hīkoi, 2004

Foreshore and seabed hīkoi, 2004

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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Stephen Levine, 'Political values - Political values and cultural diversity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012