The coalition government has faced a confronting reception at Waitangi on Monday.
The crowd booed a combative Winston Peters and drowned out David Seymour, while Christopher Luxon sombrely reflected on history at the Treaty Grounds.
ACT leader David Seymour says he believes the government’s visit to Waitangi was overwhelmingly a success – despite the attempts to drown him out.
Seymour’s speech was heckled by the crowd, with some calling on him to sit down.
He told RNZ only a small minority booed his speech, and there’s a mix of views.
Thousands gathered for the annual commemorations and to carry on the kōrero begun at last month’s nation-wide hui.
Look back at how the day unfolded at Waitangi on Monday: