Waitangi Day Is Celebrated in New Zealand

(L-R) Shane Jones, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (L) and Kelvin Davis (R) during the powhiri at Te Whare Runanga on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on February 5, 2018 in Waitangi, New Zealand. The Waitangi Day national holiday celebrates the signing of the treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840 by Maori chiefs and the British Crown, that granted the Maori people the rights of British Citizens and ownership of their lands and other properties.
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