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MAOR204 Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The history and politics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) in both its historical and contemporary contexts which advance an Indigenous position.

This paper will examine the Treaty of Waitangi and related issues from the perspective of the Indigenous signatory party and their descendants. It will allow students to study Māori views on the history and politics of Te Tiriti in both its historical and contemporary contexts. The paper also uses Blackboard as a medium for information-sharing with students.

Paper title Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Paper code MAOR204
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MAOR 102 or 36 points
MAOR 104
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Tel 03 479 8674

Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Paerau Warbrick
Paper Structure

Internal assessment 50%

Examination 50%


Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online).
Research Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online).

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the texts and contexts of Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Māori worldview and tikanga Māori as it applies to understanding Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
  • Apply an understanding of Māori perspectives of Te Tiriti in assessing historical actions and events in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Assess private and public actions and decision making in contemporary settings from a Māori perspective of Te Tiriti
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of Te Tiriti in the development of biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand society

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22