NZPP Policy – NZ Founding Documents

■ Founding Documents of New Zealand

The Recognised Founding Documents of New Zealand Will Have Their Place in the New People’s Constitution

There are nearly a dozen historical documents that have been involved in the creation of New Zealand. However, it has been far easier to simply ignore them to history, only pulling them out when needing to make a statement, rather than confront the truth of their design. This purposeful avoidance of our beginnings has also been the core source of much of our recurring societal problems.

The Treaty of Waitangi issues, in particular, have been politicised, exploited, and used as a dividing force instead of being addressed for far too long. As part of the People’s Constitution writing, the Treaty will finally have a chance to be heard and understood without an agenda. That is fairness to all sides regardless of number or size.

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