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05 December 2023 - New Zealand Parliament opens amid Te Pāti Māori protests

Publié par Marion Coste le 05/12/2023

‘Charles’ or ‘skin rash’? Māori MPs’ oath of allegiance to king sparks translation debate

Serena Solomon (The Guardian, 05/12/2023)

Māori party MPs have departed from the traditional oath of allegiance to King Charles III at the opening of New Zealand’s 54th parliament, sparking a debate about whether the Māori word they used to describe him meant “Charles” or “skin rash”.

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There's no reason why MPs should have to swear to the King

Feix Desmarais (1News, 04/12/2023)

Today's opening of Parliament will be one for the history books.

Few New Zealand governments, if any, have faced nationwide protest action before its MPs were even sworn in.

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Māori Party swear allegiance to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ‘mana o mokopuna’ and King Charles

Michael Neilson and Adam Pearse (New Zealand Herald, 05/12/2023)

Te Pāti Māori has taken activism to Parliament today as its MPs gave their own oaths of allegiance to the “mana of mokopuna” or grandchildren in successive generations and Te Tiriti o Waitangi before monarch King Charles alongside rousing haka and waiata.

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Te Pāti Māori protests - Day of action focuses on new government's Māori policies

(Radio New Zealand, 05/12/2023)

Protesters have dispersed following large gatherings in the North Island this morning.

A police spokesperson said in Tāmaki Makaurau officers were continuing to monitor groups in various locations across the motorway network.

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