Luxon labels Treaty ‘a little experiment’
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Opposition leader Chris Luxon have been formally welcomed to Waitangi in what is shaping up to be their first big face-off.
For both, it will be their first time in a leadership role at Waitangi and comes amid efforts by the hosts to channel political debate away from this morning’s pōwhiri.
Waitangi eve is traditionally when the publicly political side of New Zealand’s national day plays out.
While politicians have been swirling around the Bay of Islands for days, it is on February 5 that they are formally welcomed by those hosting the event.
Link to video, podcast and article: Waitangi 2023: Hipkins urges Kiwis to not be afraid to discuss Maori-Crown relations; Luxon labels Treaty ‘a little experiment’ - NZ Herald