Posts Tagged ‘Maori’


What am I celebrating?

February 7, 2012

February 6 – Happy Waitangi Day. This is the day that commemorates the founding of New Zealand with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Since the treaty dealt with Maori land rights it is not surprising there was some controversy, for many years, over what the treaty really guaranteed.
These days, however, many of the activities of the day celebrate Maori culture.