Resources and exhibitions like He Tohu, Topic Explorer, and Many Answers provide students with rich learning and discovery about Waitangi Day and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi).
The original Te Tiriti o Waitangi documents (1840) are part of the He Tohu exhibition at the National Library in Wellington. You can:
- visit the exhibition by booking a school visit
- explore information about Te Tiriti o Waitangi online
- watch the korero videos, which discuss the He Tohu documents, the issues around them, and visions for the future
- use the teaching resources developed to support He Tohu.
Services to Schools' resources
Use our Topic Explorer tool to find quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support and inspire inquiry. Topic sets relevant for studies of, and around, Te Tiriti o Waitangi include:
- Treaty of Waitangi
- He Whakaputanga (in te reo Māori)
- Te reo Māori
- Colonial life in New Zealand
- New Zealand protest
- Traditional Māori culture and customs.
Explore He Tohu with your students has lots more great classroom resources from the National Library, He Tohu, and other trustworthy New Zealand sources.
He waka eke noa — a canoe which we are all in — a popular 2018 blog by Samuel Beyer has food for thought and some more great resources.
Many Answers entries guide students to resources about popular topics, including:
Waitangi Day at the National Library, Wellington
Check out these fun events if you're in Wellington:
- Poetry with brownies — All poetry lovers are welcome to join us for coffee and brownies, to listen to people of colour share their work. Funny, creative and challenging!
- Tākarokaro kid’s event — Join us at the ‘Toi Box’ to play, learn and create while experiencing the real Treaty of Waitangi! Help us with a giant Banksy-style paste-up, design a Waitangi Day flag for us to fly, make badges, see 3D printing demos and finish with kai — our shout!
- Waitangi Day – He Tohu guided experience — Join a 30-minute, free, guided experience in te reo Māori or English to explore He Tohu, the multi-award winning exhibition which features all 9 original, signed sheets of the Treaty of Waitangi.
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi conservation talk and tour — Come and hear about fascinating new insights into the DNA research of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.