The anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, celebrated as a public holiday in New Zealand on 6 February since 1960.
- It has been a calm Waitangi Day without significant protest and with much goodwill on both sides.
- It is designed to encourage a wider spread of communities participating in Waitangi Day events.
- The following years saw talks progressing for declaring Waitangi Day as an alternative to an existing public holiday.
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