Date set for New Zealand land wars commemoration

By Korōria Taumaunu

A date has been set to commemorate the New Zealand land wars on 28 October.

This day is significant as it also marks the signing of Te Whakaputanga - The Declaration of Independence in 1835.

This kaupapa was the subject of a petition to Parliament in 2015 and was granted government support at this year's koroneihana.

Kingitanga spokesman Papa said the idea is to host a National Commemoration Day in Te Taitokerau in 2017 and then move around the country from year to year to fully appreciate all areas that these battles and invasions took place.