Call for Te Rauparaha Statue removal


Letter sent to KCDC

Dear Mr Mayor and CEO,

I note you have the Te Rauparaha statue in your district in Ōtaki.

Why are you celebrating a murderer, cannibal and rapist? Are you proud of this sorry sick human? He decimated and hammered the poor Maori people of Ngai Tahu North Canterbury and his affect right across the South Island is still felt today.

I look forward to you removing this statue forthwith.


Matt Robinson