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February 6, 2013

New Zealand's contentious national day

Waitangi Day used to discuss rights of indigenous Maori.
Annual Maori protest 5 - Waitangi Day
Maori protest from Waitangi Day 2012.

Every year on February 6, New Zealand commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Many celebrate the day as the founding of New Zealand, but native Maori activists have historically used the day to protest what they say is 'institutional racism'.
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