A karakia and media stand-up will take place at the site on Thursday to mark the anniversary, but what happens next is still unclear.
If I have one message to the courageous protestors at Ihumatao, it is this.
Chill out, park your ego at the door and ensure Labour gain a second term because there are two things that are certain after this election.
The first is that a huge defamation case against the Spinoff will be launched for their appalling false sexual assault story that cost Nigel Haworth his job and reputation and the second is Labour settling Ihumatao.
When Muller was Leader, Labour would have settled this because he was simply too weak to push back on it, but under Judith, it would be madness to settle this 9 weeks before the election because if there is any politician alive who can weaponise settlement for Māori, it’s Judith bloody Collins.
There is a just way forward that respects the mana of that land and the mana of the activists who have fought so bravely to save it.
Settlement is coming, but the activists of Ihumatao just need to wait 2 more months.
Don’t gift this to Judith.
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