In this 1990 news footage, Queen Elizabeth II is shown arriving at Waitangi during events marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. A variety of responses to royalty can be seen. The entourage supporting the queen included several Māori dignitaries, notably Governor-General Paul Reeves. Her barge was escorted by the ceremonial waka (canoe) Ngātokimatawhaorua. Once on shore she is greeted by a welcoming haka party. Protesters, both Pākehā and Māori, can be seen holding a banner proclaiming 'Honour the treaty'. After the queen landed, one of the protesters threw a black T-shirt at her; this was picked up by Reeves.
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