Treaty of Waitangi 101

This beginning-level course is designed to introduce participants to the basics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It will be delivered as three 2-hour workshops.

The historical promises and breaches will be covered, allowing participants to gain an understanding of the current treaty issues. 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi 101 covers:

  • Personal culture
  • New Zealand culture with some definitions of Māori and Pākeha cultures
  • Colonisation process and its effects
  • New Zealand history leading up to the treaty
  • What the treaty said – written and verbal
  • Post treaty breaches with a particular focus on Taranaki
  • Recovery from colonisation
  • Brief conversation about how this information might apply to your work and personal life

Workshops provide a safe space to:

  • share openly on the subject
  • wrestle with ideas
  • question previously held beliefs

About the Training Provider:

Margaret Smith has facilitated Tiriti o Waitangi education since 1994, beginning with Taranaki Playcentre Association, then Taranaki Network Waitangi and now as an independent contractor in her business – Margaret Smith Counselling and Education Services. 

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesdays, 9.00-11.00am

22 September
29 September
6 October

Please note: This workshop is fully booked. 
To be added to a waitlist, please contact

For more information, contact Julia at call 06 759 9080

Wednesday, 29th September, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
Single Ticket (Member) incl GST:
Single Ticket (Non-Member) incl GST:

Sorry this event is sold out or no longer available.

Registration Policy:
Payment is required prior to course attendance, and your registration will be confirmed once payment has been made.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce no less than ten working days prior to the course in order to receive a full refund/credit. No refund or credit will be given for cancellations made after this or for non-attendance at the course.