An Auckland marae that has been caring for the city’s homeless is taking the Crown to the Waitangi Tribunal for its failures to house Māori, TVNZ reports. Te Puea Marae is leading the claim as it asks for reparations from the Crown for its past failures, as well as a commitment to do more for its future generations. The marae chairperson, Hurimoana Dennis, hopes the hearing will be the “beginning of the end.” The claim before the tribunal is being supported by a number of community groups nationwide who are working with Māori.
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