Friday, February 17, 2012

Treaty of Waitangi

1)A long time ago, British people sailed the sea and found new land called Aotearoa. The people that lived there were Maori. During the 1840’s Maori and British had a disagreement over land. So a treaty was needed.

2)A treaty is an express agreement under international law that governments sign. A treaty is an official, express written agreement that states use to legally bind themselves.

3)Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader in Northern New Zealand and a nephew of Hongi Hika.He was the leader of a Maori tribe.

4)The treaty was about the 3P’s. Protection, partnership, and participation. Protection means protecting yourself and protecting others. It also means protecting things you love. Partnership is co-operating with others like your friends and family. Partnership is also team-work. Team-work helps things go faster in life. Participation is participating in the things you like or dislike.

5)At Pt England School we learn about the 3 P’s.Protection,partnership and

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