The Panel: Hamilton City Council takes down Captain Hamilton statue

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Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 4:16PM
The statue of Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton being removed.

The Panel: Hamilton City Council takes down Captain Hamilton statue

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 4:16PM

Hamilton City Council contractors yesterday removed the statue of British army captain John Hamilton from the centre of town, after a formal request from the Waikato-Tainui iwi.

The removal has revived a wider debate about what should be done - if anything - with colonial-era monuments and names around the country.

Broadcaster Miles Davis joins The Panel on The Weekend Collective to discuss this, along with the other big issues making news this week.

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