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

Wharewaka, Wellington

Wharewaka, Wellington

One of the treaty principles resulting from the 1987 lands case states that ‘the Crown should remedy past grievances’. This principle is expressed in the wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront, which opened in 2011. Part of the funding for it came from the Wellington Tenths Trust, which administers lands reserved for Māori around Wellington city. In 2008 the Waitangi Tribunal awarded the Trust compensation for treaty breaches in the management of the land reserves. The wharewaka houses the Wellington city waka, Te raukura, and also hosts pōwhiri and cultural performances.

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty principles developed by courts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32956/wharewaka-wellington (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 16 Jan 2023 with assistance from Janine Hayward