There was a sense of representation; for Māori, for iwi, for whānau and for those who have passed.
A day that may be remembered in history is already making memories.
“I felt so much mana walking across that bridge and seeing everyone that was a part of that walk past me and singing the waiata. It was so powerful,” said Raven.
“We’ve travelled from Australia especially to be here and just to be back on the whenua, it’s so beautiful, especially with my son,” she told Newshub.