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.
The Government is on the brink of a $1 billion Treaty
settlement threshold which, once triggered, will entitle
Waikato-Tainui and Ngai Tahu to extra multimillion-dollar
payouts linked to their historic deals.