Looking back to move forward:

One hīkoi to Waitangi

As Waitangi Day dawns, Stuff Pou Tiaki reporter Maxine Jacobs reflects on her journey to Waitangi, what it means to her, and where her reconnection kaupapa will take her next.

I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know Waitangi Day was February 6, 1840, until a few years ago.

Call it negligence on my part or a lack of emphasis put on Te Tiriti o Waitangi from general New Zealand but, to me, it was a day that rolled around that I had to work – even though it was a public holiday.

I grew up in the 2000s in a small town called Kaiapoi. #327 was our local phone area code. I knew that a few kilometres down the road was my pā – whatever that meant – and that I had Māori blood.

Link to video, interview and article: Looking back to move forward: One hīkoi to Waitangi | Stuff.co.nz


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