Crown apology first step in historical grievance

Tuhoe people are on the way to rectifying another historical grievance with the crown.

The house at the end of last week, formally recognised the damage the Crown's actions has caused Tuhoe people, through the first reading of the Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill.

The legislation sets about to recognise and apologise for the pain that was caused following the arrest and conviction of Tuhoe pacifist and prophet Rua Kēnana in 1916.

Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey says the passing of this first hurdle is an amazing achievement for his descendants and Tuhoe people.

Sam Gardner