Māori performing a haka (2012)
Retro Pattern Crown: Tāmati Wāka Nene shaking hands with Hobson at Waitangi on 6 February 1840
Print of a painting of Auckland port, 1857
Māori performing a haka (2012)
An extant copy of Hobson's treaty
Queen Street (c.1889); painting by Jacques Carabain. Most of the buildings depicted were demolished during rampant modernisation in the 1970s.
The Māori settlement of New Zealand represents an end-point of a long chain of island-hopping voyages in the South Pacific.
Grave of Captain William Hobson
Looking east over the area that became Wynyard Quarter with the Auckland CBD in the middle distance, c. 1950s.
Early Archaic period objects from the Wairau Bar archaeological site, on display at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
The urbanised extent of Auckland (red),
Model of a pā (hillfort) built on a headland. Pā proliferated as competition and warfare increased among a growing population.
Satellite view of the Auckland isthmus and Waitematā Harbour
The first European impression of Māori, at Murderers' Bay in Abel Tasman's travel journal (1642)
A view over Chelsea Sugar Refinery's lower dam towards Auckland Harbour Bridge and the CBD
Depiction of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, bringing New Zealand and the Māori into the British Empire
The volcanic Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, with the remnant of Takaroro / Mount Cambria in the foreground (yellow, grassy reserve) . Viewed from Takarunga / Mount Victoria over Devonport.
Members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion performing a haka, Egypt (July 1941)
Asians are Auckland's fastest growing ethnic group. Here, lion dancers perform at the Auckland Lantern Festival.
Whina Cooper leading the Māori Land March in 1975, seeking redress for historical grievances
St Matthew-in-the-City, a historic Anglican church in the Auckland CBD
Wharenui (meeting house) at Ōhinemutu village, Rotorua (tekoteko on the top)
Projection of the Auckland Region's population growth to 2031
A Māori chief with tattoos (moko) seen by James Cook and his crew. Hand-colored engraving by Thomas Chambers after original 1769 drawing by Sydney Parkinson
Pedestrians on Vulcan Lane in the CBD
Māori woman with a representation of the Waikato Ancestress "Te Iringa"
The modern section of the Auckland Art Gallery, completed in 2011
A young man performing in a kapa haka group at a Rotorua tourist venue
Albert Park in central Auckland
A haka performed by the national rugby union team before a game
View from the top of Maungawhau / Mount Eden
Māori whānau from Rotorua in the 1880s.
Landmark House
Whenuakura Marae in Taranaki.
The twin towers of the National Bank Centre are among the tallest buildings in Auckland
Protest hikoi during the foreshore and seabed controversy in 2004
Terraced housing built in 1897 as residential buildings and associated place houses for John Endean
New Zealand endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in April 2010.
Auckland Town Hall entrance on Queen Street
The opening of the Māori Parliament at Pāpāwai, Greytown in 1897, with Richard Seddon in attendance
Old Government House, former residence of the Governor
Tino Rangatiratanga flag 1990
The University of Auckland clock tower building is a 'Category I' historic place, completed in 1926
Witi Ihimaera
Railway lines serve the western, southern and eastern parts of the city from the Britomart Transport Centre.
Taika Waititi
Aerial view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge
Temuera Morrison
The Auckland CBD skyline and Harbour Bridge at sunset.
Keisha Castle-Hughes
The International Terminal at Auckland International Airport
Māori in New Zealand in 2018
Otahuhu Power Station's 404MW combined cycle turbine, also known as Otahuhu B
Speakers of Māori according to the 2013 census 
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On 5 February 1840, Hobson met with Māori chiefs at Waitangi, and the following morning they signed a treaty by which the chiefs purportedly voluntarily transferred sovereignty to the British Crown in return for guarantees respecting their lands and possessions and their rights as British subjects.

- William Hobson

He also selected the site for a new capital, which he named Auckland.

- William Hobson

The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans.

- Auckland

After a British colony was established in New Zealand in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose Auckland as its new capital.

- Auckland

The British government sent Royal Navy Captain William Hobson to negotiate a treaty between the British Crown and the Māori, which became known as the Treaty of Waitangi.

- Māori people

In Auckland is Te Pou 'a kaupapa Māori performing arts venue' a place that develops and partners with Māori theatre makers.

- Māori people

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The Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi

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The Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi
James Busby, British Resident in New Zealand. He drafted a document known as the Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand.
Captain William Hobson
Rev Henry Williams, who translated the treaty into Māori with the help of his son Edward Marsh Williams.
A later reconstruction in a painting by Marcus King, depicting Tāmati Wāka Nene in the act of signing. Hobson is falsely shown in full uniform (he was actually wearing civilian clothing).
The location of Waitangi within New Zealand.
The group of nine documents that make up the Treaty of Waitangi.
Beach front scene at Kohimarama, Auckland, circa 1860, with Bishop Selwyn's Mission station where the Kohimarama Conference was held. Two waka, and a group of whare, are visible in the foreground.
Lord and Lady Bledisloe announce the gift of land and Treaty House at Waitangi to the nation in 1932
Winston Peters (founder of the New Zealand First Party), who has campaigned for the removal of references to the Treaty of Waitangi from New Zealand Law
Reverse of a 1990 one dollar coin commemorating the sesquicentenary of the Treaty of Waitangi. Using a different design a much rarer New Zealand crown commemorative coin was also minted in 1935.

The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty first signed on 6 February 1840 by Captain William Hobson as consul for the British Crown and Māori chiefs (rangatira) from the North Island of New Zealand.

In 1841, Treaty documents, housed in an iron box, narrowly escaped damage when the government offices at Official Bay in Auckland were destroyed by fire.