The real treaty

What Peter Dey claims, [The Weekend Sun, June 14], is not everybody’s view of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  As usual he quotes Freeman’s flowery rendition of the treaty in English.  What the real Treaty and Hobson’s final draft both said is that ‘all the peoples of New Zealand were guaranteed the possession (tino rangatiratanga) of their lands, dwellings and ordinary property (taonga)’.  Nowhere are the words “forests, fisheries” or "partnerships" present. The Third Article gives Maori the same rights - no more, no less - than the people of England.

New Zealand is laden with 'fake' history and it is detrimental to our true history that any one culture is trying to suppress the true and brutal history we are descended from.

Maureen Anderson, Pyes Pa


M Anderson is being misled with fake history

Posted on 04-07-2019 12:17 | By Peter Dey

Since 1975 the English and Maori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi have been equally part of the Treaty Of Waitangi Act of parliament because Governor Hobson decided that they were equal. The people giving information to Maureen Anderson have failed to produce credible information to get the Treaty of Waitangi Act changed. It is time that Maureen Anderson realised that she is being misled.

informed experts differ

Posted on 01-07-2019 13:08 | By Peter Dey

parliament has taken the advice of informed experts, historians and constitutional lawyers, who say that the English and Maori versions of the Treaty are equally valid. Governor Hobson decided that. So Maori getting citizenship did not take away their rights to forests and fisheries. Article 3 of the Treaty does not cancel Article 2.

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