Presbyterian Church leader wants a commemoration day for NZ wars

A Māori Presbyterian Church leader says he will join the push for an annual national commemoration day to remember the New Zealand Wars.

Reverend Wayne Te Kaawa, the moderator of the church’s Māori synod, backs the calls made last month by the Waikato-Tainui leader Tukoroirangi Morgan.

Te Kaawa  says, “This is no longer a Māori versus Pākehā issue as many New Zealanders had members of their family fighting on both sides. Today many Iwi have settled their outstanding claims with the Crown and a national day would also help the country grow in maturity by recognising its past”. continue reading

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