Treaty of Waitangi


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Waitangi, Treaty of

(Feb. 6, 1840), a pact between some Maori tribes of New Zealand and the British Gov. William Hobson. The treaty protected Maori land interests in exchange for recognition of British sovereignty, though the Maori version used a term better translated as governorship. Infractions by the settlers' government led to tensions and eventually war. Waitangi Day (Feb. 6) is New Zealand's national birthday.
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It has built up this impressive asset base from two small Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
policy matters related to Maori; (94) the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
For decades after the Treaty of Waitangi, Victoria was a 'passive participant' (p.
Following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the British Crown set about acquiring land from Maori and by the early 1860s had become the owner of most of the land in the South Island and the lower part of the North Island (constituting about 60% of New Zealand's land mass, and where about 10% of Maori lived).
The announcement concluded: "He leaves behind a comprehensive and passionate legacy of historical evidence for the Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
In very simple terms, bicultural education policy conceptualizes and symbolizes a relationship of partnership between Maori and Pakeha/European settler descendants, which was established in 1840 when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
The Waitangi Tribunal was established in 1975 by the Treaty of Waitangi Act, at a time when street protests and land occupations in response to unresolved Treaty grievances were increasing.
Both of these rulings are demonstrably wrong--not because I say so, but because Maori who ratified the Treaty of Waitangi back in the 1800s say so in their own words.
The credit for the Maori upsurge is with New Plymouth District Council Mayor Andrew Judd, who also called upon the government to change the laws to allow for 50-50 representation between Maori and non-Maori sections on local authorities, to reflect the partnership enshrined in Treaty of Waitangi partnership.
In particular, it's flown every year on Waitangi Day, which falls on 6 February, the day in 1840 on which the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, bringing the nation of New Zealand into existence and formalising its relationship not only with the British Empire but with the Maori.
The book starts with the Dutch Abel Tasman's 1642 "discovery" of New Zealand and ends with the 6 February 1840 signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Maori and the British Crown.
Nor are the four key themes that the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal has suggested are the pillars of treaty process: partnership (working together in good faith); informed decision-making (including by consultation); protection (of Maori rights, lands, possessions and taonga or treasures); and redress (compensation for treaty breaches) (Te Puni Kokiri, Ministry of Maori Development, 2002) given representation as key concepts in this list of frequent terms.

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