pushed by protesters seeking shelter, locals praised for standing guard
Protesters who are trying to gain access to Wainuiomata Marae in Lower Hutt have been told they are not welcome and to go home.
It comes after residents flocked to the marae on Thursday to protect it from protesters who planned to set up camp there after being removed from Parliament.
Kokiri Marae general manager Tina Olsen-Ratana was at Wainuiōmata Marae on Friday. Olsen-Ratana told Newshub the protesters weren't welcome.
"We are not letting them in, we are just asking them to move on," she said. "It's very clear, we are not looking for confrontation of any sort, we just don't want them to park here, we just want them to leave."