29 Nov 2005

Waitangi Day Celebrations for 150th Anniversary

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

A report on the Waitangi Day celebrations which mark the 151st anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. It includes part of the welcome by Tai Tokerau kaumatua Haimona Snowdon. Governor General Dame Cath Tizard speaks about unemployment and inequality. Prime Minister Jim Bolger commits the Government to honour the promises in the Treaty. Māori Affairs Minister Winston Peters calls for Māori people to pull together to work towards a better future. Reporter Adam Gifford is interviewed by Kim Hill for a description of the day's activities at Waitangi.

Protester Ben Dalton, of the Kawariki movement, calls for the Treaty ceremony to be preceded by a hui to discuss the issues of the day.

(Sound Archives MR910207)