Redress

“We remember also those who suffered at the hands of the government’s “scorched earth” and “punishment of unsurrendered rebels” policy enacted during the Bush Campaign of 1867.”


Today Ngāi Tamarāwaho, Ngāti Te Wai, Pirirākau, Ngāti Taka, Ngāti Hangarau, Wairoa hapū (encompassing Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Rangi and Ngāti Pango), Ngāti Ruahine and Ngāi Te Ahi descendants remember all those who fell at the Battles of Pukehinahina (Gate Pā) and Te Ranga in defence of their papakāinga. We remember also those who suffered at the hands of the government’s “scorched earth” and “punishment of unsurrendered rebels” policy enacted during the Bush Campaign of 1867.

We pay tribute to all those of our whānau who have passed on who have carried that legacy as they sought redress for the loss of their papakāinga inheritance through Raupatu. Despite the opposition faced and in spite of the trials and tribulations suffered in the preceding 147 years, today we celebrate with them the recognition by government of their unlawful acts of Raupatu. Today is their day.

 

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