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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Welcoming Communities was introduced to the community at Multi Cultural Bite on Waitangi Day, where visitors to the stall were invited to share a cup of Chanui iced tea.
Auckland -- New Zealand's economic development minister has been hit by a sex toy while speaking at an event for Waitangi Day, a national commemoration.
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).
Q: "You challenged the operators of Te Tii Marae over charging Waitangi Day visitors.
This celebration comes in conjunction of Waitangi Day, which is a public holiday held on 6 February every year to commemorate the signing of New Zealand's founding document - the Treaty of Waitangi - in 1840.
Amajor new yacht race will set sail from Auckland on Waitangi Day, February 6, 2014, and head around Cape Reinga, down the West Coast and finish in Bluff on the southern tip of New Zealand.
of Canterbury, New Zealand) examines relations between natives and descendants of settlers in celebrations of Waitangi Day in New Zealand and Australia Day in Australia, comparing the events at two sites in each country and between the two countries.
Byline: New Zealand and Australian expatriates gathered for an open barbeque on Friday in celebration of Waitangi Day.
6 -- Waitangi Day, which celebrates the day a treaty was signed by Maori chiefs and the British government in 1840.