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

Māori Affairs minister Koro Wetere

Māori Affairs minister Koro Wetere

Koro Wetere (Tainui), seen here with Labour Prime Minister David Lange (right), was minister of Māori Affairs in the 1987 Labour government. That government was the first to set out a list of treaty principles. Its five basic principles were also referred to by later governments.

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti - Treaty principles developed by the Crown', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32977/maori-affairs-minister-koro-wetere (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012