A letter puporting to be from the Ngati Tama Te Kaeaea Trust has told Trevor Mallard that his trespass notices served on Convoy 2022 NZ protesters are invalid.
The letter, dated today from Tuffy Churton, the Principal Claimant reminds Mallard that the parliament grounds sit on the former site of the Ngati Tama Raurimu pa, an area of land under dispute, with ‘ownership still to be resolved.’
Accordingly, the trust ‘sanctions’ the protest. The trust consists of descendants of Taringa Kuri (pictured).
Video on social media from earlier in the day showed police serving notices, only to have them thrown back or ripped up, causing a section of the guard to retreat.
NZ 🇳🇿 Boom 💣 Anti Mandate Convoy🔥 Epic Scenes, Police try dispersing the crowd…Then hastily retreat, after being served Trespass Notices by The Maoris for being on Sovereign Land…🔥👊 pic.twitter.com/yWopUJeDAv
— 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙀 (@risemelbourne) February 9, 2022
Lol. Iwi throwing mallards trespass notice back in his face. Apparently it’s not the ducks lawn after all 😂😂😂 https://t.co/z6W9ooNyXN
— malakai™️ (@thelastmalakai) February 9, 2022