The Treaty on the Ground

Where we are headed, and why it matters

Edited by Rachael Bell, Margaret Kawharu, Kerry Taylor, Michael Belgrave & Peter Meihana

The coalface reality of honouring the Treaty of Waitangi in today’s law, local government, education, health, social services and more

It’s 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. At times they’ve been years of conflict and bitterness, but there have also been remarkable gains, and positive changes that have made New Zealand a distinct nation. This book takes stock of where we’ve been, where we are headed, and why it matters.

Written by some of the country’s leading scholars and experts in the field, it ranges from the impact of the Treaty on everything from resource management to school governance. Its focus is the application of the Treaty from the viewpoint of practitioners — the people who are walking and talking it in their jobs, communities or everyday lives — and it vividly tracks the ups and downs of bringing the spirit and principles of the Treaty to fruition.

‘The more we talk about, think about and learn about the treaty the better, even when — or especially when — we disagree about what it is or should be.’ — Paul Little, North & South

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  • CATEGORY: Contemporary issues, Ebooks, History, Te ao Māori
  • ISBN: 9780994130051
  • ESBN: 9780994136305
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 30/01/2017
  • PAGE EXTENT: 328
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Dr Rachael Bell is a lecturer in History in the School of Humanities at Massey University.

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Margaret Kawharu, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara/Mahurehure, is the Senior Advisor Māori at Massey University’s Albany campus.

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Professor Kerry Taylor is the head of the School of Humanities at Massey University.

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Dr Peter Meihana, Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāi Tahu, is a lecturer in Māori History in the School of Humanities, Massey University.

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Professor Michael Belgrave is a foundation member of Massey University’s Albany campus, and a highly regarded historian.