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Waitangi (/waɪˈtæŋi/[1] or /ˈwaɪtæŋi/, Māori: [ˈwaitaŋi]) is a locality in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. It is close to the town of Paihia (of which it is considered a part), 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. The name means weeping waters in Māori.

Waitangi is best known for being the location where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840. It is also the place where the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was signed five years earlier, on October 28, 1835. This document was ratified by the British Crown the following year (1836).
The introduction of the Treaty effectively revoked the Declaration of Independence, making New Zealand a British colony, and the Treaty is generally considered the founding document of New Zealand as a nation. Waitangi Day is the annual celebration of the signing and is New Zealand's national holiday.

On the ground of the Waitangi treaty are there are many interesting buildings. This is the marea - Maori meeting house, where the performances are held.

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After the performance

I was not afraid of these warriors :).

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