Since 2006 the Treaty education group Network Waitangi Whangarei and Te Taumata Kaumatua o Ngāpuhi have organised events in the north and invited different speakers to present an essay in memory of Joan Cook who was very active in Treaty work – they have come to be referred to as a ‘State of the Pākehā Nation’ speech.

The 2024 Essay was written by Max Harris DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2023 Essay is a collection or offerings curated by Emily Beausoleil DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2022 Essay was written by Helen Gibson DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2021 Essay was written by Andrew Judd DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2020 Essay was written by Tim McCreanor DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2019 Essay was written by Ray Nairn DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2018 Essay was written by Suzanne Menzies-Culling DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2017 Essay was written by Jen Margaret DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2016 Essay was written by Carl Chenery DOWNLOAD HERE

2006 – 2015 Essays
E-book published by Network Waitangi Whangarei

Foreword by Dr Heather Came
Recollections of Reverend Joan Cook

Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles for shared governance: From the Foreshore to Freshwater -Dr Betsan Martin
State of the Pākehā nations’ mind-set – Bob Scott
Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the state of the nation, constitutional change – David James
Te Tiriti is the Constitution – Professor Jane Kelsey

Flush and forget – Pākehā and Te Tiriti – Catherine Delahunty
Mixed report card for the year 2007 – Professor David Williams
The last Pākehā – Glenn Colquhoun
The Treaty today: Sacred covenant, simply nullity, disputed document, respected relationship? – Charmaine Pountney

The Treaty is personal – Carol Archie
A Treaty lawyer reflects on the state of the Treaty relationship – Grant Powell
We’re all in this together: The Treaty, the economy and New Zealand’s future in the world – Rod Oram
A sincere form of love, stories that need to be told – Ruth Gerzon

A conversation between Treaty Partners? – Dr Ingrid Huygens

A Treaty based multi-cultural future – Robert Consedine

We did not cede sovereignty – Moea Armstrong
The Pākehā of the future – Mitzi Nairn

Reflections on the state of the Pākehā nation – Katherine Peet

Thoughts around the State of the Pākehā Nation – Dr Susan Healy

Bushwhacking towards Tiriti-based justice – Dr Heather Came

A place in the circle – Tim Howard