Koro Wetere and the reform of Māori Affairs

The recent sad passing of Koro Wetere marked quite a milestone for Māori politics, and Māori history. As a Minister in the reforming Fourth Labour Government, Wetere had his hands on significant pieces of legislation, not least that affecting the Waitangi Tribunal. But the viability of Māori futures, independent of the Crown, was also in his sights. It was all a long way from the relaxed, rural environs of Oparue… Read more »