Foreshore and seabed hīkoi

A protester flies the tino rangatiratanga flag at Parliament during the New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy. Note the presence of other flags, including the United Tribes flag.

In April 2004 a hīkoi began in Northland in protest against proposed legislation to vest ownership of New Zealand's foreshore and seabed in the Crown. The hīkoi arrived in Wellington on 5 May 2004, after picking up numerous supporters on the way south.

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Posted: 27 Feb 2018

A kiwi is a small endangered flightless bird. The kiwi is the slang name by which foreigners call New Zealanders and Indigenous Maori. It is not a national identity. In the same manner "koalas" do not identify australians or their indigenous first nation peoples. Kiwi is not mentioned in the treaty of Waitangi. Nor in either english or Maori versions. We all ready have our national identity embedded within our the bicultural nature of our first constitutional document He Whakaputanga and 2nd constitutional document Nu Tirene. TREATY OF THE WAITANGI.

Kelvin Bond

Posted: 14 Feb 2010

I am a teacher at a University in China. Since Britain abandoned NZ for the euro community I have believed we need to adopt a pure kiwi identity . . . get rid of the Union Jack on our flag. I think the black back-ground and silver fern is beautiful but would like to see us retain the Southern Cross as it is currently, red/white but with a blue edge. We are Oceania, and as we now realise that the western doctrine on the threat of China is flawed, it is time for us to embrace this nation that we have close links to, support its passive policy and work hard on bettering the life of all peoples in this wonderful part of the world.