The Treaty Debates

2006 – Where to from here?

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.

  • Treaty Debate 1 (2006) ( 53′ 29″ )

    09:00 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.

  • Treaty Debate 2 (2006) ( 52′ 27″ )

    10:00 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.