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Hīkoi to Parliament

More than 15,000 protesters arrive at Parliament in May 2004, demonstrating their opposition to the Labour government's legislation restricting the ability of Māori to claim customary rights to the foreshore and seabed. Protesters from around the country joined the massive hīkoi (march) to Parliament in Wellington, which has often been a focus for protest actions.

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Stephen Levine, 'Capital city - Wellington, capital city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Aug 2016