TE MATAKITE O AOTEAROA / THE MAORI LAND MARCH

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"Whatungarongaro he tangata, toitū te whenua." (Man comes and goes, the land is permanent).

He pakipūmeka mō te hīkoi mai i Kapo Wairua, Muriwhenua tae atu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Ko te ūpoko mō tēnei hīkoi ko Whina Cooper. Ka tīmata tēnei hikoi hei te rā tekau mā toru o Mahuru 1975.

The Māori Land march began on Sunday 13th September 1975 from Kapo Wairua (Spirits Bay in the far north) and from Te Hāpua Marae, New Zealand's northern most marae. It ended at Parliament Buildings in Wellington. The march protested the continuing alienation of land and explains the spiritual significance of land to Māori .

Marchers and supporters give reasons for their involvement; shows the organisation of the march; its spiritual significance and the physical hardships; the pōwhiri on to each marae visited.

Features Eva Rickard, Tama Poata, and Joe Hawke. Glimpses of Diggeress Te Kanawa and Rangimarie Hetet.

Address by Dame Whina Cooper. Presentation of the Memorial of Rights petition to Parliament.

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Year 1975

Reference number F1502

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:00:00

Production company Seehear, TV2

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Director: Geoff Steven
Photography: Leon Narbey
Camera Assistant: Gil Scrine
Sound: Philip Dadson
Editing: Geoff Steven
Editing: Philip Dadson
Editing: Gil Scrine