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Welcome to the Waitangi 175 website.
For schools and organisations to share what they are doing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Nau mai! Tomo mai! Kuhu mai ki te hapori o Waitangi 175.
Kei kōnei ngā rauemi me ngā kōrero mai i ngā kura, ngā hapori hoki e hāngai ana ki te huritau 175 mo te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


NZC Update 3 – The role of the principles

This update includes three examples that illustrate the Treaty of Waitangi principle at the heart of curriculum decision making.

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Te Ara: Story: Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti

From the late 20th century judges, government and the Waitangi Tribunal began to hammer out the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Treaty 2U: Political relationships

Before 1840, the British government had no legal power to protect its citizens while they were in New Zealand – nor could it make unscrupulous ones obey British laws.

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Treaty 2U

Te Ara: Story: He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

In 1835 northern chiefs signed a Declaration of Independence, asserting their sovereignty over New Zealand. The declaration had been drafted by a British official, prompted in part by rumours that a Frenchman was planning to declare himself the king of New Zealand.

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