Story: Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti

Partial list of treaty principles

There is no final or complete list of Treaty of Waitangi principles. These principles are continually reinterpreted and developed to suit changing understandings and circumstances. The table above shows some of the treaty principles that have been developed in the past.

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Mātāpuna: Janine Hayward, 'The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.' In The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2004, pp. 29–40

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti - What are the treaty principles?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012