Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty claim, Mt Maunganui

Treaty claim, Mt Maunganui

The port of Tauranga, at Mt Maunganui, is shown here on its opening day in 1955. The government built this new deep-water port on Māori land compulsorily acquired under the Public Works Act. It later sold surplus land at much higher prices than the Māori owners had received. Grievances such as this have resulted in many claims to the Waitangi Tribunal.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring te tiriti – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2023 with assistance from Claudia Orange