Waitangi, home of the treaty - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Waitangi

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Waitangi in the Video tab.

The Treaty of Waitangi, considered to be New Zealand’s founding document, was signed at Waitangi on 6 February 1840 between Māori chiefs and the British Crown. However, within five years Māori were at war with the British over land loss and treaty infringements. Since the 1970s the Waitangi Tribunal has investigated treaty breaches.

Related web links:
Paihia and Waitangi

Signing the Treaty of Waitangi
Waitangi Day
William Hobson
Henry Williams
Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number D4129a sa-d-04129-s01-pm).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way - their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/