Waitangi Day

February 7th, 2006 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Well how nice it was to have basically a peaceful and protest free Waitangi Day.

For pretty much all my lifetime we have been the only country whose national day is not one of celebration of all the great things about a country but focused on recriminations and the like.

For that reason in recent years I had favoured that we set up a seperate Day (say on 7 September – Dominion Day) to serve as a truly national holiday and Waitangi Day would remain as a day focused on the Treaty, but not our national day.

However this year has given me hope that Waitangi Day can be more than just a day of protests and indeed serve as our national day.

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