Hipkins unable to name all three Treaty of Waitangi principles - but Luxon can
Incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins wasn't able to name all three of the Treaty of Waitangi articles during his first press conference as the incoming Prime Minister.
Speaking on Sunday after successfully being elected by the Labour caucus as the party's new leader, Hipkins was asked to name the three articles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
After briefly umming and ahhing, he successfully named two out of the three articles.
"We have Kawanatanga, Tino Rangatiratanga, and, actually no, I can't remember the other, sorry," Hipkins said.
National Party leader Christopher Luxon was asked the same question on the spot during a press conference later on Sunday.
"The first Treaty principle is sovereignty, the second one is Rangatiratanga, and the third one is around equality," he said.
"The Treaty is really designed to bring us all together as New Zealanders, that's what it's about."
Link to article: 'Can't remember the other': Hipkins unable to name all three Treaty of Waitangi principles - but Luxon can (msn.com)