Treaty Debates Series 2005 – Unsettled histories 

Happening in the aftermath of the passing of the Foreshore and Seabed Act, the first series of debates explores some of the big themes of the moment – the unsettled history of past settlements, the recently-passed legislation, and options for future constitutional change.

Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, and law professor Matthew Palmer.

Treaty Debate 1

The series begins with a view from inside the Waitangi Tribunal. The chair at that time, Judge Joe Williams, and former chair Wira Gardiner, consider the unsettled history of the Tribunal and the process of Treaty Settlements.

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Treaty Debate 2

The second debate focuses on the Foreshore and Seabed Act, with lawyer Tim Castle, and Tahu Potiki of Ngai Tahu, analysing the key points of the Act and the changes it has introduced.

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Treaty Debate 3

The final debate is about constitutional reform, with guests Professor Matthew Palmer of Victoria University of Wellington, and Judge Carrie Wainwright of the Waitangi Tribunal. Judge Wainwright explores in some detail the idea of Treaty principles.

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