over Parliament grounds and ancestral whenua
They sent a strong message to protesters - with Taranaki Whanui saying the protesters have not honoured their role as manuhiri and its time to listen to mana whenua.
"This morning, we have laid down Te Kahu o Te Raukura - a cloak of aroha and peace over the Parliament grounds and our surrounding ancestral sites," Pipitea chair Kura Moeahu said.
"Te Raukura contains the three feathers representing honour, peace, and goodwill - the same symbol used at Parihaka."
Moeahu said Te Kahu o Te Raukura would stay as a form of cultural protection over their ancestral whenua - including Parliament - until the dispute was ended.