Waitangi Day


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Waitangi Day

(waɪˈtʌŋiː)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national day of New Zealand (Feb 6), commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840) by Māori chiefs and a representative of the British Government. The treaty provided the basis for the British annexation of New Zealand
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Natinal day of New Zealand - Waitangi Day: The treaty between Britain and Maori chiefs signed on this day in 1840.
The column, by former politician and writer Sir Bob Jones, called for a Maori Gratitude Day instead of Waitangi Day.
NATIONAL DAY OF NEW ZEALAND - Waitangi Day. The treaty between Britain and Maori chiefs signed on this day in 1840.
In "Between Anzac Day and Waitangi Day", historian and anthropologist Anna Czerwinska discusses the historical background and significance of two important national holidays in New Zealand.
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Today is New Zealand's Waitangi Day. This commemorates the signing of the country's historic document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi), on February 6, 1840.
As another Waitangi Day rolls past, the Waitangi Tribunal's latest ruling suggesting Ngapuhi never ceded sovereignty to the Crown has been echoing through the intelligentsia.
In particular, it's flown every year on Waitangi Day, which falls on 6 February, the day in 1840 on which the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, bringing the nation of New Zealand into existence and formalising its relationship not only with the British Empire but with the Maori.
The boat itself is a work of art and engineering (as can be seen in Te Papa or on Waitangi Day celebrations).
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