As a proposed new law to protect the Parihaka name makes its way through parliament, Rachel Buchanan reflects on the shifting legacy of something that is so much more than a set of GPS coordinates.
In 1848, my kuia Arapera Rongouaroa Parai gave birth to Tāre Warahi (Charles Wallace) at Te Aro Pā, in what is now downtown Wellington. Koro Charles worked as a translator at Parihaka and along the coast at the time of the ploughing and fencing protests in the late 1870s. His mother wore the raukura. His uncles lived there. Read more…(SpinOff)