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Marking 50 years of Aotearoa's largest cultural festival, the kapa haka event will be broadcast live on television and translated into English.
An organiser said "new leadership was coming through and standing in front of us" as younger faces joined the hīkoi.
A peaceful and spiritual atmosphere descended on the service as the skies brightened and cleared closer to first light.
Hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the parade.
The former prime minister said Harawira was a "treasure" and underestimated.
Moko Tepania said Waitangi Day at the Treaty Grounds is a "festival" and a "celebration".
The site will be opened up as a "heritage, cultural and education centre for visitors and locals", Regional Development Minister Kiri Allan says.
The New Zealand First leader was confident Labour would not win the next election.
Labour’s Kelvin Davis has held the Te Tai Tokerau seat since 2014.
Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao's head tutor Hereana died suddenly while the group was performing in Rarotonga last year.
Co-governance, Three Waters and the Ngāpuhi Treaty settlement will be on the table for discussion.
The long-awaited settlement follows a ground-breaking report by the Waitangi Tribunal.
Māori services and schools across Tāmaki Makaurau and Northland are gearing up for a long night of more wild weather.
The Settlers Day in Kimbolton has caused controversy online due to the day being held on Waitangi Day without having local iwi involved in the event.
It's the latest show of love for Aotearoa from the actor, who's embraced Māori culture before.
The revered Māori rights activist of Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Wai and Ngāti Hine descent died yesterday morning at the age of 90.
She had become synonymous with Waitangi Day commemorations, often accompanying Prime Ministers onto Te Whare Rūnanga.
Incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins will be sworn in tomorrow.
Whanganui District Council, Ngāti Maika hapū and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have collectively decried the "disrespectful" actions.
Ardern addressed speculation about the abuse she faced while in the job - and whether that contributed to her decision to leave.