Charles' Waitangi visit highlights Kāwanatanga as partner
"Prince Charles’ visit to Waitangi today, the first by a
Royal in a quarter-century, highlights Moana Jackson’s
view that it is kāwanatanga that is the Treaty partner,"
said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand
In 1994, Moana Jackson observed "Precedent is
established that the effective party to the Treaty is
actually kāwanatanga or government. So whether that
government takes the form of a constitutional monarchy or a
republic is irrelevant. They are still bound by the terms of
the agreement signed in 1840."
“New Zealand Republic has
a clear position on the Treaty: any republic legislation
must include a Treaty clause, making it clear that nothing
about the transition to a New Zealand head of state will
affect the Treaty" concluded Mr
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