Travel and Tourism: Tiriti o Waitangi

A selection of excellent travel and tourism resources to help you with your studies.

Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi

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.

Te toto o te tangata, he kai, Te oranga o te tangata he whenua.

Food supplies the blood of a person, His welfare depends on the land.

[Whakataukī sourced from a speech by Sir Paul Reeves in 1988 commemorating the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi]

Ngā pukapuka - Books and Ebooks

Treaty of Waitangi poster and the Declaration of Independence

Ngā ataata - Video

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 and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Hono Hihiri Aroha

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.

       Hono - Connect

       Hihiri - Inspire

       Aroha - Respect

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:

  • Ara's Māori Trades Training via He Toki  (p.9)
  • Ara and  Tokona ki te Raki a Ngāi Tahu led collaborative established to increase Māori participation, success and progression in education and employment outcomes (p.10, 12, 13, & 14) 
  • Boosting Māori Achievement (p.39-46).


BWB Treaty of Waitangi eBook Collection

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. 

Pae tukutuku - Websites

Image from New Zealand Now [Immigration New Zealand]