New Zealand anniversary: 250 years since the British arrived

Controversy over marking day British colonialists landed as Maoris suffered under their rule.

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    New Zealand has marked the 250 anniversary of when British explorer James Cook arrived and subsequently set up colonial rule.

    But protesters say the Maoris were unfairly treated during this era, and are suffering today as a result of that discrimination.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country needs to have an open conversation about its past.

    Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.


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