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Indigenous Maoris in New Zealand occupy Pakaitore to claim their sovereignty, 1995

New Zealand
Time period
28 February, 1995 to 18 May, 1995
Human Rights
National/Ethnic Identity
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Nick Palazzolo 17/02/2013

Along the Whanganui River, which flows through the North Island of New Zealand, lies a contested piece of land that indigenous Māori call Pakaitore. The government calls this same land Moutoa Gardens, a public park they created in memorial to those who died in the Battle of Moutoa Island in 1864.