Rau rangatira mā, tēnā ra koutou katoa. E oho, maranga mai.
February 6, Waitangi Day, is a celebration of our founding document and the beginning of a bicultural relationship not repeated elsewhere in the world. Yes, there are treaties but none like this. There were events after the Treaty was signed and you can find out more from a number of writings and texts.
We have our own history here in Whaingaroa about our local Treaty claims past and present.
At the entrance to the iHub, Wainui Rd, there is on the right hand wall, a poster with information about Te Tiriti o Waitangi the Treaty of Waitangi. It says 500 rangatira/chiefs signed the Treaty. Of those, 39 rangatira/chiefs of Manukau and Waikato signed the Treaty.
We encourage you to take your friends and whānau and visit the iHub to view this large informative poster. It will be displayed on the wall over the coming weeks.
Head to the Raglan Naturally website for more information and links to resources: https://www.raglannaturally.co.nz/