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Kelvin Davis: National day for NZ Wars not in the pipeline

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 2:34pm
Kelvin Davis says the NZ wars are something all Kiwis should remember (Image / Getty Images)
Kelvin Davis says the NZ wars are something all Kiwis should remember (Image / Getty Images)

Kelvin Davis: National day for NZ Wars not in the pipeline

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 2:34pm

The Crown/Maori Relations Minister is in no hurry to see commemorations of the New Zealand Wars become a national day.

The first official commemorations of the Wars are wrapping up in the Bay of Islands, following a remembrance service for the fallen.

Kelvin Davis says the official marking's been a long time coming and that the wars remind us of the need for Crown and Maori to work together.

However, there are no plans to see the wars marked by a national day.

Mr Davis says conversations around creating a new a national day aren't pressing.

He expects the kaupapa will evolve over the years and says the wars are something all New Zealanders should commemorate.