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Waitangi Day

Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. For most people, Waitangi Day is a holiday; for many, and especially for Māori, it is a time for reflecting on the Treaty and its place in modern New Zealand. Read the full article

Page 6 - Waitangi Day 1980s

The 1980s brought changes in the way Waitangi Day was marked officially, as well as growing Māori

The Treaty in practice

Amalgamating Māori into colonial settler society was a key part of British policy in New Zealand after 1840. Economic and social change, along with land-purchase programmes, were central to this process. Read the full article

Page 6 - The Treaty debated

Modern New Zealand has debated the Treaty of Waitangi as never before. Understanding, reconciliation, protest and confrontation have been part of this

Māori on their long march from Northland to Wellington – Te Rōpū Matakite o Aotearoa – arrive in Parliament grounds on 13 October 1975.