Sign the petition here. Protect Ihumātao hope to get the number of signatures to 30,000 by the end of the hīkoi today.
FB Video of the start of the Ihumātao hīkoi this morning,
Other FB livestreams on the Protect Ihumātao FB page.
Live: Ihumātao – Hīkoi to deliver petition to Jacinda Ardern’s office begins
Around 100 people have begun the hīkoi to the Prime Minister’s electorate office over Ihumātao, asking her to visit the site.
They’ll deliver a petition, signed by more than 22,000 people, urging Jacinda Ardern to travel to Ihumātao to experience the whenua – the land – herself.
The petition says without a personal visit they don’t think the prime minister has a true sense of why the land matters so much and what’s at stake if it’s lost.
RadioNZ have live updates here.
Newshub interview with Pania Newton,
Ihumātao protest leader Pania Newton says a “unique process” will be required to return the land to its rightful owners, as it “isn’t a Treaty issue”.
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