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Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, the first debate features Justice Joe Williams and public law specialist Mai Chen discussing the Waitangi Tribunal's long-awaited first "whole of government" report. (53′18″)
Professor John Burrows outlines the forthcoming constitutional review which he is co-chairing, looking at a wide range of issues to do with New Zealand's constitutional arrangements. Professor Burrows discusses the topic with commentators Nin Tomas and Claudia Geiringer. (52′50″)
2012 Te Papa Treaty Debate 1 – the WAI 262 claim
4pm Sunday 29 January 2012
Justice Joe Williams and public law specialist Mai Chen discuss the Waitangi Tribunal’s long-awaited first “whole of government” report – the first to consider what the Treaty relationship might become after historical grievances are settled, and how that relationship might be shaped by changes in New Zealand’s demographic makeup over the next 30 to 40 years.
2012 Te Papa Treaty Debate 2 – the constitutional review
4pm Sunday 5 February 2012
John Burrows outlines the forthcoming constitutional review which he is co-chairing, looking at a wide range of issues to do with New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements: the size of Parliament, the length of parliamentary terms and whether or not they should be fixed, the relationship between Maori and the Crown, the role of the Treaty, and whether New Zealand should have a written constitution. Professor Burrows discusses the topic with commentators Nin Tomas and Claudia Geiringer.
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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