Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Waitangi Day incidents

Waitangi Day protests have been an intermittent but significant feature of treaty commemorations since the 1970s. This montage shows some of the more significant incidents at Waitangi, including a T-shirt being thrown at Queen Elizabeth II in 1990, Prime Minister Helen Clark’s confrontation with Titewhai Harawira (Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai) in 1998 and National Party leader Don Brash having mud thrown at him in 2004.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Waitangi Day protests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 11 Jan 2023