He Whakaputanga Me Te Tiriti

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9781869563080
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Author:
Waitangi Tribunal
Released:
2014
Status:
In Print

This is the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on stage 1 of its Te Paparahi o Te Raki (Northland) inquiry. It examines the meaning and effect of he Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni and the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand, and te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi, at the time of the first signings in February 1840. It addresses whether the rangatira of Bay of Islands and Hokianga ceded sovereignty – that is, the power to make and enforce law – to the British Crown when they signed te Tiriti o Waitangi in February 1840. If they did not, what was their understanding of the relationship that they were establishing with the Crown?