What do you wear on Waitangi Day?
Waitangi Treaty Grounds is among New Zealand’s most historic places. We will be celebrating on the 5th of February and encourage everyone to wear black and white.
What is Waitangi Day and why do we celebrate it?
Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s national day. Every year on 6 February – Waitangi Day – people of all communities and backgrounds usually gather at Waitangi to commemorate the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, on 6 February 1840.
What is Waitangi Day in Māori?
6 February 1840
Waitangi Day (Māori: Te Rā o Waitangi), the national day of New Zealand, marks the anniversary of the initial signing – on 6 February 1840 – of the Treaty of Waitangi, which is regarded as the founding document of the nation.
What Waitangi Day means to me?
Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document.
What are traditional New Zealand foods?
While you’re in New Zealand, seek out a few of the following quintessential Kiwi foods and drinks.
- Crayfish and seafood.
- New Zealand lamb.
- Hāngī – food cooked under the ground.
- Fish and chips.
- New Zealand wine, beer and other drinks.
- Kiwi summer BBQ.
- New Zealand pavlova and fruit salad.
Who signed the Treaty of Waitangi?
Captain William Hobson
On 6 February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands by Captain William Hobson, several English residents, and between 43 and 46 Māori rangatira.
Why is it called Waitangi?
The Treaty in brief The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document. It takes its name from the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed, on 6 February 1840. The Treaty is an agreement, in Māori and English, that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).
What are the 3 principles of the Treaty of Waitangi?
The “3 Ps” comprise the well-established Crown Treaty framework – the principles of partnership, participation and protection.
Why do Maori protest on Waitangi Day?
In 2004 some Māori used Waitangi Day to protest about the government’s legislation regarding the seabed and foreshore. In the days leading up to Waitangi Day, National Party politicians were pelted with mud, and members of the government were jostled as they entered Te Tii marae.
What does Waitangi mean in English?
There are several possible meanings for ‘Waitangi’ – it literally translates as ‘noisy or weeping water. ‘ Reed’s Place Names of New Zealand notes that the literal meaning of the Waitangi in the Bay of Islands may refer to the noise of Haruru Falls at the mouth of the Waitangi River.
Is Chatham Islands part of NZ?
Chatham Islands / WharekauriChatham Island / Island group
What fruit is native to New Zealand?
A wide range of fruit crops are grown in New Zealand. They include oranges, lemons, avocados and persimmons, which grow in the warm north. Berries, olives and nuts grow in cooler areas.