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A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Waitangi. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

The Treaty of Waitangi, considered to be New Zealand’s founding document, was signed at Waitangi on 6 February 1840 between Māori chiefs and the British Crown. However, within five years Māori were at war with the British over land loss and treaty infringements. Since the 1970s the Waitangi Tribunal has investigated treaty breaches.

Paihia and Waitangi,

Signing the Treaty of Waitangi,

Waitangi Day,

William Hobson,

Henry Williams,

Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism,

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number D4129a sa-d-04129-s01-pm).

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way – their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

Map showing Home of The Treaty - Roadside Stories