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24 May - 12:01 pm NZ
The 2006 Treaty Debates are focused on the future, with one session examining the legal and constitutional perspective of the Treaty, and the other discussing how it has affected the operation of very disparate organisations.
Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, and law professor Matthew Palmer.
Joe Williams, Chief Judge and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, and Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Head of the Law Commission, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from a legal, constitutional and historical perspective. (53′29″)
Apirana Mahuika, the Chairman of Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, and Pat Snedden, an Auckland businessman and consultant, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from the point of view of those involved in putting it into effect with very different organisations. (52′27″)
Since 2005, Radio New Zealand has broadcast a series of annual public debates on the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand society and history. Under the direction of Dr Claudia Orange at Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, these Treaty Debates analyse a wide range of issues looking back into our history and forwards into the future. Featuring expert participants with an extensive knowledge of their subject-matter, the discussions provide a unique insight into how our nation is continuing redefine itself.
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