Māori issues

Waitangi 2019: in pictures

Newsroom's political editor Sam Sachdeva was at Waitangi for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's visit. Below are some of his favourite photos from the commemorations.

Sir Hekenukumai Busby and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern share a moment ahead of his investiture ceremony at Waitangi.
The crowd waits for Sir Hekenukumai Busby's investiture, with one spectator grabbing a prime viewing spot.
The moment when Sir Hekenukumai Busby is formally knighted by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds hands with Sir Hekenukumai Busby and Titewhai Harawira.
Waka paddlers await the arrival of politicians at the pre-Waitangi Day pōwhiri.
A Māori warden watches on at the Treaty Grounds.
A waka paddler looks at the crowd as he waits for the political delegation to arrive.
The political delegation faces a wero on their way towards the whare runanga.
Shane Jones made an interesting choice of footwear for the Waitangi pōwhiri.
Andrew Little, Jacinda Ardern, Kelvin Davis and Chloe Swarbrick man the BBQ for the public.
Dawn at Waitangi.

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