Over 5000 people have joined the Hikoi that will march on Parliament this morning.
Scoop’s co-editor Alastair Thompson is at the Hikoi and reports a determined but peaceful mood among the protesters.
Weather conditions are cold but it is not raining. Leaders at the front of the Hikoi are chanting, drawing attention to grievances of the past and of today.
The Hikoi is waiting at Te Papa for clearance to begin its march while Police, fearful Hikoi flagpoles may get caught in electricity wires, are ensuring Wellington’s trolley-bus lines are not live. The Hikoi’s frontline is at Te Papa and stretches down Wakefield and Cabel streets.