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Monday, 12 March 2018

NZ Wars commemorations begin with mass haka

NZ Wars commemorations begin with mass haka
- Through the Māori lens, Hone Heke – in chopping down the flagstaff at Russell – was no random rebel, but a chief making a powerful political statement. The flagstaff he'd donated to fly the chiefs' New Zealand flag was, after the Treaty, flying the Union Jack. The Treaty's promise of rangatiratanga was ...