People tend to view the Treaty of Waitangi as a legal
document, but its original intent was political control and
colonisation, senior lecturer Dr Lachy Paterson said in a
talk in Dunedin yesterday.
The Christian gospel provided the foundation for the
Treaty of Waitangi, writes Ewen McQueen.
Waitangi Day is often fraught with protests and dissent but,
each year, there is hope New Zealand's national day will lead
to closer recognition of the Treaty and what it means to the
country as a whole.
While claiming a warm reception at Te Tii Marae yesterday,
Labour was snubbed by those at Maoridom's top table, who were
meeting the Government nearby.
Hastings journalist Mike Butler claims the Crown should
receive a refund from Ngai Tahu rather than having to pay out
more and more.
The Crown has signed a multi-million dollar Treaty of
Waitangi settlement for historical claims with upper South
Island iwi Ngati Rarua in Blenheim today.
Dean Cowie reviews progress on historic Treaty of Waitangi
claims; what has been achieved, what has changed and what
might still happen.
National days around the world are often full of pride.
The Crown has signed two settlement agreements in Kaitaia
this weekend worth more than $50 million for outstanding
historical Treaty claims with Northland iwi Te Hiku.
Honouring the Treaty of Waitangi means upholding the law,
writes Joseph Dougherty of Dunedin.
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