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‘Always Speaking’: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy—Veronica M. H. Tawhai and Katarina Gray-Sharp (Eds) (2011)

This collection examines the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in core public policy areas

Publication details

Tawhai, V. M. H. and K. Gray-Sharp (Eds). ‘Always Speaking’: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy. Wellington, Huia Publishers, 2011.

About the book

Always speaking offers seventeen chapters, by different contributors, each adopting slightly different approaches, but together the book illustrates some common themes of the tensions and dynamics in the relationship between Māori and the Crown. The policy areas covered span the environment, Māori and social development, health, broadcasting, the Māori language, prison and the courts, local government, research, science and technology, culture and heritage, foreign affairs, women's issues, labour, youth, education, economics, housing and the electoral system.

Editors Veronica Tawhai (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepōhatu) and Katarina Gray-Sharp (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Rangiwewehi) have produced a quality contribution to the literature concerning public policy and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Further information 


This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.