The Waitangi Tribunal and the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi is central to everything that the Waitangi Tribunal does.
As a standing commission of inquiry, the Waitangi Tribunal is tasked with determining whether Crown actions or omissions are in breach of Treaty principles.
In this section you will find out more about:
- How the Treaty was signed
- How the Waitangi Tribunal has interpreted the meaning of the Treaty
- What the Waitangi Tribunal has said about Treaty principles
- The te reo Māori version of the Treaty
- The English version of the Treaty
- A translation of the te reo Māori version by Sir Hugh Kawharu
See the Treaty
The Treaty of Waitangi is currently on display in the constitution room of Archives New Zealand in Wellington.
From 2017, it will be displayed at the National Library.
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