“Police troops invaded the valley. They were dressed like ninjas, holding guns, looking for terrorists.”
On a calm spring morning in 2007, the small farming community of Ruatoki was awoken by a violent police raid.
This explainer presents a breakdown of what exactly went on the day of the Tūhoe Raids and the storm that followed.
This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.
Stay tuned for a new episode every week.