Events - 1970s
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
1974 Waitangi Day
In 1974, three years after Ngā Tamatoa staged the first big protest at Waitangi, 6 February became a national holiday and the Queen attended her first Waitangi Day ceremony.
1975 Māori Land March / Hīkoi
From 14 September, Whina Cooper's Māori land hīkoi marched from the tail of the 'fish', Te Ika-a-Maui (North Island) at Cape Reinga, to the head (Wellington) to publicise concerns over continuing disposal of Māori land in Crown hands.
1977 Bastion Point occupation
Protesters occupied Bastion Point in Auckland in January 1977 after the government announced a high-value housing development on former Ngāti Whātua reserve land overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.
The Te Papa Treaty Debates from 2005 up to the present
The annnual Waitangi Rua Rau Tau lecture looks forward to the Waitangi bicentenary in 2040.
- Waitangi Tribunal
- The Office of Treaty Settlements
- Treaty2U Exhibition
- Treaty of Waitangi on NZ History online
- Treaty of Waitangi on Te Ara
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