Wishing all New Zealanders a joyous and uniting Waitangi Day.
For the unaware: Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s national day
of angst of celebration.
It is not so much celebrated in New Zealand as mourned, and its traditional place of reverence is often the site of jostling, hectoring, protest and abusive crowds.
“While the old guard may be putting down their taiaha, the new generation are adamant activism still has its place in Waitangi commemorations. Potaka Maipi has spent the day with protestors”
Do you live abroad and experienced Kiwi’s Waitangi Day Celebrations in your country? We hear it can be quite a jolly occasion outside of New Zealand, although Kiwis do have a reputation for being on the sauce for most of the day. Have a Kiwi workmate? you won’t be seeing them much the next morning (in New Zealand its called pulling a sickie).