Waitangi Day

2015 - is the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document. Recognition of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation's founding document will continue to encourage leaders, communities and individuals to mark the day in new ways.
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Did you know that there are actually 9 copies of the Treaty of Waitangi? They travelled the country after the initial signing in Waitangi on the 6th February 1840 collecting more than 500 signatures!  This 48 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions about the Treaty of Waitangi. It was created to address the lack of easy to use resources for primary aged Kiwi kids – you can mix and match from the large selection of pages to best meet the needs of your class.

Waitangi Day {An activity booklet about the Treaty for Kiwi kids}

Did you know that there are actually 9 copies of the Treaty of Waitangi? They travelled the country after the initial signing in Waitangi on the February 1840 collecting more than 500 signatures! This 48 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your

The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. It is administered by the Waitangi National Trust Board. The house began life in 1833 as British Resident James Busby's house. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of Waitangi Day events since 1934.

The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. It is administered by the Waitangi National Trust Board. The house began life in 1833 as British Resident James Busby's house. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of Waitangi Day events since 1934.

The Ngatokimatawhaorua, one of the world’s largest Māori ceremonial waka (war canoe), sits on the grounds at Waitangi. The 70-year-old waka was refurbished and relaunched for the 2010 celebrations. The enormous wooden vessel, with room for 80 paddlers and 55 passengers, is an impressive sight on the water.

Ngatokimatawhaorua Carved out of a Kauri tree, the waka when not in use is displayed by the Tree stump of this mighty kauri it was carved from

The Haka at Waitangi. In 1940 New Zealand marked the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The government made a great show of national pride and unity at Waitangi. Newspapers talked of Waitangi as the 'cradle of the nation' and the Treaty as the 'foundation of nationhood'.

The Haka at Waitangi. In 1940 New Zealand marked the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The government made a great show of national pride and unity at Waitangi. Newspapers talked of Waitangi as the 'cradle of the nation' and the Treaty as the 'foundation of nationhood'.

In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds at Waitangi to the nation. He hoped that the site would become a national memorial, symbolising that the Treaty of Waitangi had initiated a unique relationship between the indigenous and the colonising peoples

In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds at Waitangi to the nation. He hoped that the site would become a national memorial, symbolising that the Treaty of Waitangi had initiated a unique relationship between the indigenous and the colonising peoples


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