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Treaty of Waitangi resources

The following resources relating to the Treaty of Waitangi are available to support organisations who are running events commemorating Waitangi Day.

Te Papa - Waitangi Day activity book
A free downloadable activity book to help kids understand the significance of Waitangi Day. Learn through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawing, and colouring in. Perfect for primary-aged children.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
Te Papa’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi hub covers the events that led up to the Treaty, explains what is written in the documents, and explores the crucial differences between the Māori and English versions.

NZHistory – Treaty of Waitangi
NZHistory provides a range of resources about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day. The site offers ideas for use within the classroom, a media gallery and a Treaty timeline.

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand – The Treaty of Waitangi
This section of Te Ara provides a comprehensive look at the Treaty of Waitangi, including its history, principles, the Waitangi tribunal and the settlement process. It also includes a blog post, The words of the Treaty.

Waitangi National Trust – Education section
This part of the Waitangi National Trust website takes you through a selection of significant documents, people, and places in the making and signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

National Library of New Zealand – Treaty of Waitangi
This web page is a portal to several Treaty of Waitangi resources.

National Library of New Zealand – He Tohu
The Treaty is on display at the National Library in Wellington as part of the He Tohu exhibition.

Talk treaty - Kōrerotia te Tiriti
On this website, 60 New Zealanders talk openly and honestly about the Treaty of Waitangi and a range of issues related to it.

Te Kete Ipurangi
Treaty resources with an educational focus.

Human Rights Commission
Resources relating to the Treaty and human rights.

Treaty Times Thirty
Treaty Times 30 is an initiative by the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) to translate New Zealand’s founding document into 30 different languages.

Archives New Zealand – Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This section of the Archives New Zealand website allows you to view the nine Treaty sheets online and download high resolution images.


Updated on 12th February 2021