Recommended websites

New Zealand History Online

Read about the background of the Treaty and the Treaty timeline. Looking for answers to specific questions? If so visit the FAQ section which answers common questions in a succinct easy manner.
The Treaty of Waitangi on the New Zealand History website.

Waitangi Tribunal website

This website effectively answers queries based around the Waitangi Tribunal. Visitors to the website can visit three sections of the website to learn about the claims process, inquiries and view reports. There is also a very helpful section on information for schools which covers frequently asked questions regarding the Waitangi Tribunal and claims.
Visit the Waitangi Tribunal website.

Office of Treaty Settlements

This is a great beginning for researching about the Treaty of Waitangi. On this website you can:

  • Get information about the Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlements

  • Get a view of progress on settlements by seeing their quarterly report

  • See some of New Zealand’s founding documents

  • Find out about the Treaty of Waitangi

  • Find out about Waitangi day

Visit the Office of Treaty Settlements – now Te Arawhiti | The Office for Māori Crown Relations website.

Christchurch City Libraries

This website covers the same background and facts that many of the others do. However, a point of difference is its insight into the aftermath of the signing, such as what was not honoured and disputes between Māori and the Crown.
Visit the Christchurch City Library: After the Treaty of Waitangi signings website.

Human Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi

This site is part of the Human Rights Commission strategy looking at human rights and Treaty rights in contemporary New Zealand. Unique to this site are personal stories from members of the public on the Treaty of Waitangi and case studies of people wanting to protect or enable their Treaty rights.
Visit the Human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi on the Human Rights Commission's website.

Te Ara: New Zealand Online Encyclopaedia

Government and nation

The Treaty of Waitangi

This link from Archives New Zealand shows images of the nine Treaty sheets and offers additional information.
Visit The Treaty of Waitiangi on the Archives New Zealand website.


This content was originally written for the Treaty2U website in partnership with National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa and Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga in 2008, and reviewed in 2020.