Wai­tangi off the agenda for PM if re-elected

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Prime Min­is­terBill English will not visit Wai­tangi again on Wai­tangi Day if re­elected – un­less ma­jor changes are made. ‘‘As I in­di­cated last year, af­ter I be­came prime min­is­ter, it was my view that Wai­tangi Day did not rep­re­sent well the his­tory of part­ner­ship be­tween Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand,’’ he said, sug­gest­ing he might have it ‘‘on the road’’. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said she would go but did not crit­i­cise English’s po­si­tion.

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