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]
Below is a documentary [1 hour] about Wai 262, the Tiriti o Waitangi claim about mātauranga Māori and the unique Māori way of viewing the world, encompassing both traditional knowledge and culture.
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: