Story: Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti

Principles of the Treaty Deletion Bill 2006

In 2006, when Winston Peters was leader of New Zealand First and a minister in the Labour-led government, his party sponsored a bill to delete references to 'the principles of the treaty' from legislation. Listen to this radio news clip to hear New Zealand First MP Doug Woolerton explaining why he and his party supported the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill.

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Janine Hayward, 'Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – ngā mātāpono o te tiriti - Treaty principles developed by the Crown', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2021)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012