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Ihumātao protestors picket Ardern's electorate office calling for her to visit site

Representatives of the prime minister have this afternoon received a petition for her to visit Ihumātao.

Dozens of people protesting Fletchers' plans to build houses on the Ihumātao site in South Auckland arrived at the Prime Minister's electorate office in Mt Albert today at about 2.00pm.

A petition with more than 25,000 signatures demanding she visits Ihumātao was hand-delivered just before 3.00pm. 

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Māori affairs reporter Yvonne Tahana has been following the group all morning. Source: 1 NEWS

Today's hīkoi left Ihumātao at 8am.

Jacinda Ardern earlier indicated she would not be at her electorate office today to meet the protestors.

Earlier this week Ms Ardern said she has not ruled out visiting Ihumātao, but said: "Me visiting doesn't get us closer to a resolution that ultimately needs to come from mana whenua".

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About 200 people have arrived in Mount Albert to deliver a petition signed by thousands to the PM. Source: 1 NEWS