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In April 1916, armed police invaded Maungapōhatu to arrest the Tūhoe leader Rua Kēnana (handcuffed, fourth from the left) in an unlawful raid that killed Kēnana’s son and another family member. Wikimedia Commons

Why a pardon for 20th-century Māori leader Rua Kēnana doesn’t go far enough

New Zealand will pardon religious Māori leader Rua Kēnana, who was arrested more than a century ago for "moral resistance", but the pardon fails to acknowledge the miscarriage of justice.

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