Waitangi 175

February 6, 2015 marks 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. In 1840 representatives of the British Crown met with over 500 Maori chiefs in Waitangi, Northland, to sign what is considered to be New Zealand’s founding document.

Several government agencies including the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Department of Conservation, the Department of Internal Affairs, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Defence Force and Te Puni Kōkiri formed the Waitangi 175 working group, which is coordinating planning and initiatives across the Government for this event of national significance.

This year there are hundreds of ways to celebrate New Zealand’s cultural diversity. Exceptional family and community oriented events are being held around the country including concerts, family entertainment, exhibitions, and educational activities. Events are not just limited to 6 February but throughout the year and all around the country.

Find out more at www.mch.govt.nz/waitangi175 

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