2 Mar 2007

Treaty Debate 2 (2007)

From The Treaty Debates, 1:00 pm on 2 March 2007

Where the Treaty stands at present, and what its likely future will be

Justice Eddie Durie, a key figure in the history of the Waitangi Tribunal, explores the way in which the Treaty's meaning has changed since, as a schoolboy, he saw the Maori Battalion returning home to the Manawatu.

Political columnist Colin James provocatively describes the Treaty as a fiction in a broad-ranging address which teases out a number of themes to do with identity and rights, looking ahead to a day in which New Zealand becomes a republic.