Norfolk Island loses its sovereignty to Australia

Koinei te rā ka tū te moutere o Norfolk hei kaunihera ā rohe i raro i te whenua o New South Wales, a ka riro tō rātou tino rangatiratanga i te kāwanatanga o Ahitereiria. Nā tēnei, ka herea te iwi kāinga o Norfolk ki raro i ngā tikanga me ngā ture o Ahitereiria, ā me whai pane uruwhenua ngā kai-noho nō Aotearoa.

Koinei te rā kua whakakorea te mana motuhake o te motu o Norfolk ki tēra o Te Kawana o Ahitereiria.

E ai ki te Minita Matua o Mua ki Norfolk a Andre Nobbs, “"There are a lot of flags on the side of the roads and in peoples' houses and front yards and in front of shops at half-mast and upside down which is the international sign for distress."

I roto i te marama kua hipa kua kimi tautoko te Minita Matua o Mua o Norfolk, te Heamana o te Kaunihera Kaumatua hoki ki tāwāhi kia mutu rawa tēnei mahi.

"We had unanimous support.”

"I just couldn't be more disgusted with a government in my life other than the way they have mistreated and made the change management so abrasive to the people of Norfolk no matter what nationality they are of.”

"There's been no direct communication with NZ citizens such as my wife to say here's what you need to do or here's what we've done to enable you to stay on the island."

I memehatia te Kawana o Norfolk e Te Kawana o Ahitereira i tēra tau, Mai i te marama o Paengawhāwhā kua noho porotū hoki nga tāngata o reira ua-mai, paki-mai rānei.

"Make no mistake we are not finished by a long way we will fight this with our last drop of blood."

Ahakoa kua tuku kē he petihana ki te Rūnanga Whakakotahi i Te Ao, kāore e mōhio me pēhea, āhea hoki ai rātou e tū rangatira ki to rātou ake whenua a nga rā ki tua.