Politicians give views at Waitangi, poll results revealed
Political leaders were welcomed at Waitangi on Sunday in what was supposed to be a peaceful politics-free procession.
But it wasn't without controversy, with National's Christopher Luxon under fire for referring to the Treaty as a "little experiment".
While many of the leaders gave te reo Māori their best shot on the marae, the major parties aren't willing to enter a debate on whether our native language should form part of our official name.
With a wero and a welcome, the politicians took to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds together for a parliamentarian pōwhiri.
After an impromptu setting of the speaking order, they took turns to talk about te Tiriti.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the wrongs.
"There has been too much misunderstanding, too much mistrust, and far too many broken promises," Chris Hipkins said.
National's leader defined our founding document, the foundation of our nation, as a "little experiment".
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