After the whaikōrero
Dame Patsy took part in a whaikōrero at Parihaka Marae. There, Dr Ruakere Hond spoke about the history of Parihaka and its significant place in Aotearoa's history. Dr Hond spoke of how Parihaka emerged as a safe-haven for displaced and disenfrancised Māori from around the country after the New Zealand Wars, and how its leaders Te Whiti and Tohu championed passive resistance in response to Crown invasion in 1881.
Iwi leaders also spoke of their plans for the future, including a visitor centre at Parihaka to better tell the growing number of visitors the history of the area.