Sam Sachdeva was at Waitangi during Jacinda Ardern's historic visit. He shares his thoughts on what the trip means for her, and the challenges that lie in wait.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has wrapped up her five-day visit to the Far North by attending the Waitangi Day dawn service. Sam Sachdeva reports from Waitangi on her final words and the parting gifts she received from locals.
On Monday, Jacinda Ardern made history as the first female prime minister to speak at the Waitangi powhiri. Here is her full speech from the day.
Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first female prime minister to speak at the Waitangi powhiri. Sam Sachdeva reports on the mood from the Treaty Grounds, and Ardern’s call for her government to be held to account.
To some Kiwis, Waitangi Day commemorations have become synonymous with protest and political squabbling. With a new prime minister and government, how might that change? And what are the wider implications for Crown-Maori relations? Sam Sachdeva reports.
For four days over the last weekend, I travelled with friends down from Auckland through the Waikato and King Country to Taranaki, seeking insights from history and hope for the future. Our journey was an early celebration of Waitangi Day, anguish, reconciliation and all.