Information on Waitangi Day history, celebrations
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
31 January 2008
Information on Waitangi Day history and celebrations
Waitangi Day, what does it mean to New
Zealanders? The Ministry for Culture and Heritage has
produced a number of useful features on Waitangi Day history
and celebrations on three of its websites:
NZLive.com – a comprehensive guide to Waitangi Day events and activities throughout New Zealand. Find out about what’s happening in your area.
Details of Waitangi Day events can
be accessed on the NZLive.com
Access information on the history of Waitangi Day with NZHistory.net.nz. Gain valuable insights into our national day and the Treaty of Waitangi.
Information can be found at http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/category/tid/133
The eight sections include getting agreement on the
treaty, biographies of the main players, a treaty timeline
and the origins of Waitangi Day as a national day.
An interactive map of treaty signing locations and relevant information is also available.
Information on the Treaty of Waitangi can be accessed via Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Te Ara is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
The story of
New Zealand as a nation state, beginning with the signing of
the treaty in 1840, can be found
The feature also includes sections on the treaty in Mąori and English, the treaty in law and the Waitangi Tribunal.