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Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi: Introduction

Show us that you understand the historical context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including the relationship between the articles and the principles, and the effect of New Zealand legislation, historically and contemporarily, for Iwi Māori in their own region.

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You are required to submit evidence of the following:

  1. Describe the historical context that led to the development of the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi.
  2. Discuss the relationship between the articles and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi.
  3. Identify and discuss legislation from New Zealand’s colonial history that were not in keeping with the promises guaranteed in Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi.
  4. Discuss the contemporary effects of colonisation on Iwi Māori in own region.


To earn this EduBit, all work must be your own and you must submit evidence exactly as requested in the Task instructions. 

When you've finished gathering your evidence, press Purchase. Trained and experienced assessors are standing by to evaluate your evidence and provide feedback on how you did for each task, as well as how you did overall. 

  • If your evidence does not yet meet the requirements, we will provide feedback on what is missing and encourage you to practice your skills and attempt the EduBit again at a later date.  
  • If there are minor gaps in your submission evidence, you will be given the opportunity to resubmit. You will have 14 calendar days to add the missing evidence and submit for re-evaluation. 
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Learning Recommendations

Certificate Treaty Resource Booklet.pdf

Waitangi Tribunal - Principles of the Treaty

The House of Representatives - First Sitting 1854

Medicinal Use of Plants - The impact of colonisation

McLauchlan, G. (1992). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of New Zealand. David Bateman Ltd, Glenfield, NZ

H.C. Evison, (2010). The Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on New Zealand History. Canterbury University Press, NZ


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