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The Treaty of Waitangi section includes material originally found on www.treatyofwaitangi.govt.nz, a site developed by the Treaty Information Unit in the State Services Commission. Material from that site is now combined with other topics on www.nzhistory.net.nz to provide a range of features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day. A Maori-language version of the Treaty site as developed by the Treaty Information Unit can be viewed here; it is still under development. See information about the Treaty booklets, CD-Rom, posters, and children's story book produced by SSC

The Treaty in brief

The Treaty in brief

The concise story of how New Zealand's founding document was born - and how it lives on. Includes FAQs section. more...

Read the Treaty

Read the Treaty

Read the Treaty in English and Maori. Examine and compare these versions and find out what happened to the original documents. more...

Making the Treaty

Making the Treaty

Getting agreement on the Treaty in 1840 was no picnic. The document was long in the making, with many journeys taken to gather chiefly signatures. more...

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day

Explore the origins of New Zealand's national day. Journey back to 1932 when the Treaty House and grounds were handed to the nation. more...

Treaty timeline

Treaty timeline

A chronology of key events in the making of the Treaty and its lasting impact on New Zealand society more...

The Treaty in practice

The Treaty in practice

Since it was signed in 1840, the Treaty has continued to exert a powerful (if sometimes subtle) influence on the national story. more...

Maori Language Week

Maori Language Week

Explore the vital roots of the Maori language and the sound of te reo. Learn the 100 essential Maori words every New Zealander should know. more...

Treaty biographies

Treaty biographies

Who were the major players involved with the shaping of the Treaty? more...