The Treaty of Waitangi
What is a treaty?
A treaty is an agreement between different groups of people. The treaty of Waitangi is a treaty that was signed in Waitangi, New Zealand.
New Zealand needed a treaty for different reasons. The traders and whalers were breaking the law but maori chiefs were not in control of them. They needed a law that they would follow. The British wanted the treaty so that they could control the land.
When was the treaty signed?
The Treaty was signed on the 6 February 1840. It was signed by Hone Heke and Maori chiefs and members of the British government.
Was the Treaty fair? Why/why not? The treaty wasn't fear cause their was a Maori language and a british language.
Is the Treaty still important today? why/ why not?It is because the person that signed the treaty was called Hone heke he was the leader of Ngapuhi.