Tuesday November 21, 2017   Last updated 20:57PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

08:00pm - 11:00pm
Mixed messages muddy Te Tii mana
Photo Credit: Gettyimages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Labour MP Peeni Henare says Ngapuhi has allowed the mana of Te Tii Marae to be dragged through the mud with the way they handled an invitation to the Prime Minister.

John Key refused to come to Waitangi because he said he was being gagged from speaking freely.

Marae trustees had insisted he leave politics and any mention of the Trans Pacific Partnership out of his speech, and instead address the issue afterwards in an open forum in the speakers’ tent beside the marae.

Mr Henare told Radio Waatea host Dale Husband the tikanga is that the person holding the floor should be listened to respectfully, and it’s a missed opportunity the tribes can’t hear what the Prime Minister has to say.

"You know there’s a lesson here for Ngapuhi and for the people of Te Tii Marae that regardless of whether or not they decide to invite him or not, I think the important thing is to protect the mana and integrity of the marae and I don't think that's what happened in this case. I would rather see the mana and the ingregrity of the marae and the people up north here looked after, protected and enhanced not thrown through the mud like we've seen over the past few days," says Peeni Henare.

Radio Waatea’s reporter in Waitangi says the Prime Minister may have consulted a weather forecast before opting to skip the official Waitangi Day commemorations in the north.

There has been rain off an on through the morning, including a heavy downpour as a hikoi of about 100 anti-Trans Pacific Partnership protesters led by Hone Harawira and Reuben Taipari waited to be welcomed on to the marae.
 

Copyright © 2016, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TWWoA RadioWeb 300x150-Waatea
Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-191117
Waatea TV
 
Irirangi Waatea Kaiwhakahaere Bernie O'Donnell, Te Ati Awa
Whetu Fala Te Puna Ataata NZ Film Heritage Trust Member
The New Zealand Production Fund Trust is pleased to announce that the Trust has been repurposed to become Te Puna Ataata, the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust.
Denise Roche Former Green MP
City Vision is pleased to announce that former Green MP Denise Roche has been selected as their candidate for the by-election for the Waitemata Local Board.
Sonja Macfarlane University of Canterbury
Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane (Ngati Waewae, Ngai Tahu), from the University of Canterbury, will be given the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award for 2017 at the annual New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference in Hamilton on Monday.
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Maria Baker Te Rau Matatini CE
Te Rau Matatini is proud to be launching 100 Maori Leaders website to contribute to the capacity building of the Maori health workforce.
Nuk Korako National Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Minister of Forestry Shane Jones
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
1 Mason Ngawhika | Nga tatauranga hou kua puta mo te hunga kai tupeka
E aii ki ngaa purongo kua puta, kua heke nga tatauranga o te hunga tane Maori e kai paipa ana
A blow to democracy
JOHN TAMIHERE : Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and the New Zealand public has every right to find out who used private information for political purposes and benefits
Ardern Government rings in new values and cultural change
JOHN TAMIHERE: Around the world new governments’ assert their mana as a new administration in their first 100 days in office. But unlike President Trump’s first 100 days where nothing happened, the Labour-led coalition is changing the culture of government as much as its substance, very quickly and very early.
Based on media reporting of League violence, we don't like Pacific Islanders much do we?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don't know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island 'violence' after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn't it?
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.