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To what extent is He Whakaputanga part of New Zealand’s constitution?

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020, 12pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event.
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

‘The Declaration is the parent, the Treaty the child’. The Crown in New Zealand was established by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which could not have happened without He Whakaputanga. So how does the Declaration fit into our constitutional arrangements today?

He Whakaputanga te matua Te Tiriti te tamaiti

He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni The Declaration of Independence of New Zealand marks the moment the political independence of the Māori was recognised by foreign powers.

Our special guest speaker will discuss the relationship of He Whakaputanga to constitutional arrangements in Aotearoa New Zealand today. With audio visual material from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Watch audio visuals Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Some audio visual material from Ngā Taonga to be shown before and after the talk will be sure to raise interest and spark debate.

Questions and comments from the audience welcome.

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He Whakaputanga displayed in the He Tohou exhibition.
He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirene: the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand. All rights reserved.