Te Tiriti o Waitangi is an extremely important document for New Zealand.
The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document. It takes its name from the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed, on 6 February 1840. This date is now a public holiday in New Zealand. The Treaty is an agreement, in Māori and English, that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).
It was created around the idea of unity, relationship and moving forward together - so it's important to get educated on it and learn our history.
To find out about The Salvation Army and the Treaty of Waitangi, head to the page on our Territorial website here.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Website
This website provides a lot of history and information about the Treaty. nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty-of-waitangi
There are a heap of other resources out there about the Treaty of Waitangi and the history around it. Check out your local library or have a hunt around online and get educated!