The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement made in 1840 between representatives of the British Crown and more than 500 Māori chiefs. It resulted in the declaration of British sovereignty over New Zealand by Lieutenant Governor William Hobson in May 1840. Click the links below to learn more about the Treaty from selected books, ebooks, video and websites and also find here how Ara Institute of Canterbury honours the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
[Whakataukī sourced from a speech by Sir Paul Reeves in 1988 commemorating the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi]
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. Managed by award-winning New Zealand publisher Bridget Williams Books, the Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-first century.
Ara is committed to honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Its commitment is reflected in the Ara Strategic Plan for 2020-2021 which embraces the following values for establishing relationships in a uniquely Māori way.
You can also read some of the ways the Treaty principles are honoured in the Ara Investment Plan 2019 - 2021. [Note: If the document does not open you may have to enable your pop-ups in the browser settings]. From the Ara Investment Plan 2019 - 2021 some initiatives include: