Maungapohatu trek puts seal on pardon promise
|11 Sep 2017 14:21 PM|
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Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says an agreement signed with descendants of Rua Kenana at Maungapohatu on Saturday pave the way for a statutory pardon for the Tuhoe prophet and leader after the election.
The Crown intends to introduce new legislation that includes a summary of the circumstances surrounding the 1916 invasion of Kenana’s remote settlement in Te Urewera, a Crown apology and a declaration to restore the character, mana and reputation of Rua Kenana, his descendants and followers of the Iharaira Faith.Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com