Another Waitangi Day, another story about Titewhai Harawira.
Ngapuhi trustees are trying to oust Titewhai Harawira, from her self-appointed role as the kuia who escorts dignitaries, including the prime minister, onto the lower marae at Waitangi.
But they are concerned Ms Harawira may disrupt ceremonies if she is not allowed to keep her role.
Ngapuhi leader Kingi Taurua said the trustees have decided that other kuia should be given the opportunity to be part of the Waitangi celebrations.
Mr Taurua said that unlike Ms Harawira, other kuia work hard on the marae and should be rewarded for their work. . .
Ho, hum – it’s not so much a news story as deja vu.
Who can blame Tariana Turia who is refusing to return to Te Tii Marae this year because of past displays of violence on Waitangi Day?