In New Zealand, young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights

Protest leader Pania Newton speaks during a rally at Ihumatao, Auckland, in this undated handout photo released August 11, 2019. Tuputau Lelaulu/Handout via REUTERS

AUCKLAND/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site considered sacred by local Māori. Newton, now 29, is today leading thousands of protesters occupying the land at […]

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