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Waitangi Day 2018

Posted on: Wed 14 Feb 2018

Waitangi Day is celebrated in New Zealand on 6 February to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

The day is often plagued by controversy and protest. New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, broke with convention this year and chose to spend five days in Waitangi over the holiday.

Kiwi correspondent, Pearl Little, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to discuss why this is significant and other stories from across the Tasman.

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Photo taken by Charlie Brewer and sourced from Flickr via Wikimedia Commons


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