Story: Kōrero taiao

Hīkoi, 2004

Hīkoi, 2004

A protest about the Foreshore and Seabed Act took the form of a hīkoi (protest march) to Parliament in 2004. The sight of thousands of people flowing into Parliament grounds brings to mind the proverb 'He pukenga wai, he pukenga tāngata' (a flood of water, a flood of people).

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Reference: 5 May 2004
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Basil Keane, 'Kōrero taiao - Sayings and proverbs from the natural world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007