The way we as a nation mark Waitangi Day has itself gone through quite the transformation. Today, of course, the grounds are largely silent. But over generations, it's been a scene of carnivals and protests; reflection and commemoration; celebration and grievance. For much of the past 188 years, it wasn't marked at all. It wasn't until the 20th century that it started to be seen as a day to remember - although just how has proved contentious. Māori News reporter Jamie Tahana dove into the sound archive, to trace how Waitangi Day has changed in shape and appearance.
6 Feb 2022