Ka pikihia e
Te Aroha o Rakinui
Ki ruka i te Ao Marama
Te Whenua me te Iwi
Kia hono kotahi ai
tatou ki a tatou
Ka Iwi
Ka Waka
Kia kotahi ai te hoe

 

Network Waitangi Otautahi supports the development of a multicultural, Treaty-based society. We focus on what was happening both globally and locally in the period leading up to the signing of the Treaty and also on the importance of all its 5 aspects – the Preamble and the four Articles. Because the intent and the actual content of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are not well-known, let alone well-understood, we make our contribution through education to enhance understanding of the indigenous status of Tangata Whenua and the role of Tangata Tiriti – i.e. everyone else. This work supports the kaupapa of the restoration of Tino Rangatiratanga by Maori and the establishment of honourable Kawanatanga by the Crown. At the moment, Te Tiriti o Waitangi is seen as relating almost exclusively to Maori. In a Treaty-based future it will be relevant to all of us, with all political relationships between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti based on it.

We promote Sustainable Development and have a strong commitment to taking a Community Development approach so our workshops and other activities are designed to start where people are at and are non-confrontational.