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Waitangi Day (waɪˈtʌŋiː Pronunciation for Waitangi Day



  1. the national day of New Zealand (Feb 6), commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840) by Māori chiefs and a representative of the British Government. The treaty provided the basis for the British annexation of New Zealand

Example Sentences Including 'Waitangi Day'

For the first time in many years the start to Waitangi Day was not marred by protest activity.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
To me Waitangi Day highlights the differences between the two countries.
New Zealand Herald (2004)


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