Crowds attend the reopening of Parliament grounds. Photo: RNZParliament's grounds have reopened to the public, following three months of repairs after the property was damaged when anti-mandate protesters rioted. The ceremony was called Mōuri Whenua, Mōuri Tangata, Mōuri Ora, meaning a "ceremony to restore the land, people, and life of Parliament". Speaker Trevor Mallard addresses the crowd during the official opening of Parliament grounds. "These are probably the first Parliamentary grounds that have ever hosted a Mr Whippy," Ardern said.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 24, 2022 01:46 UTC