29 Nov 2005

Ngā Tamatoa Movement

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

David Ruru talks about the background of the Ngā Tamatoa Movement. Its name means 'Young Warriors.' Originally a university organisation it now includes Māori from all walks of life. This group is the coordinating group for the Wellington region and it visits prisons, boys' homes, etc. It opposes any sporting tour of South Africa, and is very much concerned with land claims and land marches. (Ruru mentions Whina Cooper's name). The group sees its role as improving the lot of Māori in New Zealand.

(Sound Archives T992)