Mark Parihaka Day not Guy Fawkes, say Maori Party

Party co-leader Marama Fox said it made more sense for New Zealanders to recognised the significance of Parihaka rather than Guy Fawkes, a foiled act of terrorism in a faraway land.

Mrs Fox said it was inappropriate for New Zealanders to be celebrating Guy Fawkes.

“When I was a child they used to still make a guy from straw and hay bales, and set it on fire. That’s effectively burning an effigy and in fact as a child I thought that was the scariest thing I’d ever seen in my life.” Continue reading

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