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).

He Tohu

The original Te Tiriti o Waitangi documents (1840) are part of the He Tohu exhibition at the National Library in Wellington. You can:

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:

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

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.