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In pictures: Maori protest march
New Zealanders on the 'walk of hope' 05 May 2004
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Thousands of Maori have walked from the top of the North Island to Wellington, on its southern tip, in protest against government plans to nationalise the coastline
New Zealanders on the 'walk of hope' 05 May 2004
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The marchers, who have been walking for the last two weeks, say the coastline belongs to them
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The conflict has its roots in the British colonisation of New Zealand in the 19th century
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Indeed, its first European explorer, Dutchman Abel Tasman, was put off from staying longer when several of his crew were killed and allegedly eaten
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Maori say the land bill contravenes the Treaty of Waitingi, under which the British Crown guaranteed them rights to land
Helen Clark, May 3, 2004
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The row has politically threatened New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, whose majority in parliament is dependant on two Maori MPs

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