by David Clendon
Green MPs and other members will be at Waitangi in force this weekend. Russel, Metiria, Catherine and I, as well as our Party Co-convenor Moea Armstrong and a number of our Northland branch stalwarts, are looking forward to being part of this 170th anniversary celebration of the signing of Te Tiriti. We will have our own ‘base’ with a gazebo stall, and will be offering copies of our Treaty and Māori policies and commitments, along with other material.
The re-emergence of flags as a hot topic this year reminded me of an article I wrote last year for Te Awa, which can be seen here (PDF 964kB). This Ngā Puhi will be proudly flying the 1834 United Tribes flag as well as our Green pennants.
Anyone who is planning to be there is welcome to come by for a catch up, and maybe tell us what you think about some of the constitutional and other issues that will continue to affect and be affected by the Treaty relationship.