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

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 came from the Wellington Tenths Trust, founded in 1839 to administer 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 was designed to house the Wellington city waka, Te Raukura, and will also host pōwhiri and cultural performances.

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti - Treaty principles developed by courts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012