A clear and concise explanation of the Treaty of Waitangi for everyday readers. Covers the history of the Treaty — from the events leading up to the signing, and also looks at the wider issues, such as the debate over who owns the foreshore and seabed and how present-day Māori and Pākehā view the Treaty.
A free downloadable activity book to help kids understand the significance of Waitangi Day. Learn through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawing, and colouring in. Aimed at primary-aged children - share with kids you know!
The official Flickr account for Archives New Zealand provides high-resolution images of nine original Treaty sheets, rat-eaten and water-damaged in places. Zoom in and take a look at the documents up close!
Would you like to read the Māori and English versions of the Treaty translated into Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Dutch, Spanish, Farsi or NZ Sign Language? These are just some of the translations in the Treaty Times 30, an ambitious initiative by the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) to translate New Zealand’s founding document into 30 different languages.