Story: Te ture – Māori and legislation

The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

This table shows how various agencies have interpreted and applied the principles of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi in recent times. Several of these principles have made it easier for Māori to defend their traditional rights and customs under new legislation. They include the principles that the Crown should actively protect Māori interests and that it should consult with Māori.

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Puna kōrero: 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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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ture – Māori and legislation - Restoring Māori customary law', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012