Events have begun at Te Tii Marae in Waitangi, without the presence of the Prime Minister or National Party members.
National MPs have boycotted Waitangi's lower marae today. It looks like the sunshine is doing the same.
People gather early outside Te Tii Marae.
Iwi members prepare to welcome visitors inside.
Visitors try to escape the rain.
Anti-TPP protesters arrive at Te Tii Marae.
The numbers are smaller than anticipated: around 200 people. But heavy rain hasn't stopped these protesters.
Hone Harawira braves the weather with protesters.
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.