The Treaty Debates (RNZ)
Treaty Debate 2014: Water
This year's Treaty Debate, recorded at Te Papa, is a discussion of water rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. The panel features Jacinta Ruru (University of Otago, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Maniapoto), Donald Couch (Environment Canterbury), Clive...
Treaty Debate 2 (2013): The Constitutional Review
Kim Hill chairs a panel of young people who answer the question: What issues in the constitutional review do you care about? Recorded at Te Papa 31 January 2013.
Treaty Debate 1 (2013): Finding a Place for the Treaty
Lawyers Matthew Palmer and Moana Jackson discuss the topic: What place does the treaty have in New Zealand's constitutional arrangements? Recorded at Te Papa 24 January 2013.
Treaty Debate 2 (2012)
Professor John Burrows outlines the forthcoming constitutional review which he is co-chairing, looking at a wide range of issues to do with New Zealand's constitutional arrangements. Professor Burrows discusses the topic with commentators Nin Tomas...
Treaty Debate 1 (2012)
Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, the first debate features Justice Joe Williams and public law specialist Mai Chen discussing the Waitangi Tribunal's long-awaited first "whole of government" report.
Treaty Debate 2 (2011)
The second debate, also chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange and law lecturer Carwyn Jones, features Whaimutu Dewes and the Human Rights Commissioner Joris de Bres, who consider how power might be shared between Maori and the Crown in the 21st...
Treaty Debate 1 (2011)
Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, the first debate features Tom Bennion from the Maori Law Review exploring the issue of the ownership and use of the foreshore and seabed with fellow lawyer Matanuku Mahuika.
Treaty Debate 2 (2010)
Professor Mason Durie, with social commentator Colin James, consider the options for future, including three alternative scenarios which have New Zealand as a republic, as part of the federated states of Australasia, and with Maori leading world-wide...
Treaty Debate 1 (2010)
Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University articulates the evolutionary nature of the last 40 years of Maori social and cultural change through a focus on the life and achievement of fellow-panellist Professor Emeritus Ranginui Walker.
Treaty Debate 2 (2009)
Professor Philip Joseph from the University of Canterbury and broadcaster and former local body politician Derek Fox square off about the origins, value, and future of the Maori electoral seats.
Treaty Debate 1 (2009)
The first debate features Roger Kerr and Robert McLeod from the New Zealand Business Roundtable, exploring historical and contemporary perspectives on Maori, business, and the economy.
Treaty Debate 2 (2008)
Dr Charles Royal sets out a provocative argument that in the future, all New Zealanders will be able to define themselves as tangata whenua. Race relations commissioner Joris De Bres explores why race relations are of less concern than they were a few...
Treaty Debate 1 (2008)
Professor Mason Durie (Professor of Maori Research and Development & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Maori at Massey University) considers that the Treaty has become embedded in the life of the nation, contributing to a spectacular transformation of our...
Treaty Debate 2 (2007)
Where the Treaty stands at present, and what its likely future will be Justice Eddie Durie, a key figure in the history of the Waitangi Tribunal, explores the way in which the Treaty's meaning has changed since, as a schoolboy, he saw the Maori...
Treaty Debate 1 (2007)
Maori and the fisheries The Hon. Doug Kidd explores the political and negotiating background to the development of the Sealord Fisheries deal, and Peter Douglas, the head of Te Ohu Kaimoana (The Maori Fisheries Trust), takes the story through to the...
Treaty Debate 2 (2006)
Apirana Mahuika, the Chairman of Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, and Pat Snedden, an Auckland businessman and consultant, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from the point of view of those involved in putting it into effect with very different...
Treaty Debate 1 (2006)
Joe Williams, Chief Judge and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, and Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Head of the Law Commission, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from a legal, constitutional and historical perspective.
Treaty Debate 3 (2005)
The final debate is about constitutional reform, with guests Professor Matthew Palmer of Victoria University of Wellington, and Judge Carrie Wainwright of the Waitangi Tribunal. Judge Wainwright explores in some detail the idea of Treaty principles.
Treaty Debate 2 (2005)
The second debate focuses on the Foreshore and Seabed Act, with lawyer Tim Castle, and Tahu Potiki of Ngai Tahu, analysing the key points of the Act and the changes it has introduced.
Treaty Debate 1 (2005)
The series begins with a view from inside the Waitangi Tribunal. The chair at that time, Judge Joe Williams, and former chair Wira Gardiner, consider the unsettled history of the Tribunal and the process of Treaty Settlements.
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