Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

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Events have begun at Te Tii Marae in Waitangi, without the presence of the Prime Minister or National Party members. 

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

National MPs have boycotted Waitangi's lower marae today. It looks like the sunshine is doing the same. 

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

People gather early outside Te Tii Marae.

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

Iwi members prepare to welcome visitors inside.

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

Visitors try to escape the rain.

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

Anti-TPP protesters arrive at Te Tii Marae. 

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

The numbers are smaller than anticipated: around 200 people. But heavy rain hasn't stopped these protesters.

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

Hone Harawira braves the weather with protesters.

Photos: Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

A flag refers to Rewi Maniapoto's famous cry in 1864: "We will fight on for ever and ever!"

Images are supplied by Newshub reporters at Waitangi. 

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