- Te Tiriti
o Waitangi and its implications for government policy
"It's also been an opportunity to highlight te Tiriti
partnership principles as fundamental to good governance.
Later, HMS Herald played a role in the signing of Te Tiriti
o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi): present in the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840, Herald conveyed the Herald-Bunbury copy of the treaty around the South Island for signature later that year.
Recognition is given in Te Whariki to the importance of all children to having the opportunity to develop understandings and knowledge of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti
This enabled examination of the Tiriti
o Waitangi (which is the founding document signed by representatives of the British Crown and Maori chiefs in 1840) to show how knowledge and power have been, and continue to be, enacted at national and interpersonal levels in everyday practice (Horsburgh & Lamdin, 2004).
The core competencies stand alongside The Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2002) which includes a value statement that encourages psychologists to apply the principles of Te Tiriti
of Waitangi to their work and "seek advice and undertake training in the appropriate way to show respect for the dignity and needs of Maori in their practice." (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2002, p.
This statement explicitly connects being an ethical occupational therapist with Te Tiriti
o Waitangi (Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, 1840) and the necessity of having a personal understanding of the implications of Te Tiriti
These are all examples of praxis--putting the principles of Te Tiriti
Traditional Maori practices were those that existed prior to colonisation, a point formally recognised by the signing of New Zealand's founding document Te Tiriti
o Waitangi or The Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
Then it was time for Fiona's presentation, 'Radiology Nursing: The Aotearoa New Zealand perspective.' As always, Fiona spoke passionately about the challenges for Radiology Nurses in New Zealand in providing evidence-based practice which upholds the principles of Te Tiriti
o Waitangi and which meets the holistic needs of the patients.
Despite two centuries of colonisation, Maori have continued to assert their Tiriti
o Waitangi (2) confirmed right to tino rangatiratanga (self-determination), exercising their kaitiaki responsibilities as holders of the mana whenua (ancestral authority) over their traditional lands, lakes, rivers and seas, holding these in trust for future generations.
Wheen (eds), The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti
o Waitangi (Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, NZ, 2004), p.