Waitangi Eve generally ran smoothly

As usual there is quite a bit going in at Waitangi today on the eve of the main celebrations on Waitangi Day.

A couple of controversial things,

And Don Brash’s speech got heckled and disrupted, and he cut it short. It’s a shame respect wasn’t given to expressing different views, but Brash didn’t help his cause by raising some issues that would always be seen as provocative.

RNZ: Brash continues speech at Waitangi after protestors calmed

But other than that things generally seem to have gone fairly smoothly.

All parliamentary party leaders (except David Seymour?) were able to have a say without any dramas.

I can’t find it at the moment but RNZ reported that Simon Bridges was conciliatory and Ardern welcoimed that.