Remembering Bastion Point occupation leader Joe Hawke

Tributes are flowing in for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei leader, Joe Hawke, who is being farewelled at Ōrākei marae and the rā nehu (burial day) is today. A live stream from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is happening now on Facebook.

Hawke’s nehu will be on the very whenua he fought for. He was instrumental in leading the 1977 protest and occupation at Takaparawhau, Bastion Point, which lasted 507 days.

Watch this video by Re: to learn more about this important piece of history in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Moe mai rā e te rangatira, moe mai rā.

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