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Leigh-Marama McLachlan (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi) is a Māori News Correspondent at RNZ, based in Wellington.
A movement to boycott this year's Tuia – Encounters 250 commemorations of the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's landing at Tūranganui-a-Kiwa is gaining strength.
The refusal of a Serco prison officer to take his shoes off at a marae, for the tangi of a prominent New Zealand musician, has been labelled disrespectful and rude, writes Leigh-Marama McLachlan for RNZ.
Leigh-Marama McLachlan speaks to former prisoners trying to build a life outside the gates.