Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Archbishops Statements

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Treaty of Waitangi - 5 May 2011

Following the debate last night (4 May 2011) on television between Hone Harawira and Don Brash about what is and isn’t in the Treaty of Waitangi I offer the following reflection as one perspective and contribution to the debate. (click the above title)

I understand the Anglican Church to have discerned partnership principles in the Treaty of Waitangi and to have reorientated its own constitution and ecclesial life in the light of this freedom, responsibility and mutuality. In speaking to politicians about this it is helpful to look into our own nineteenth century story and our own relationship by history and heritage to the founding document of this nation. Here is one particular analysis. Archbishop David Moxon

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