Waitangi Day in New Zealand

Waitangi Day in New Zealand marks the signing in 1840 of a treaty between representatives of the British Crown and over five hundred Māori chiefs.  History tells us that most chiefs signed a Maori- language version of the treaty, however, with different meanings between the Maori and English versions of the treaty, these differences have presented significant challenges in New Zealand.

Today we remember our Brigidine Sisters who continue to live and minister in New Zealand.

We also remember and pray for all Brigidine past pupils and friends of Brigidines. Together with all New Zealand citizens may this be a day of celebration and healing.

Some of our Brigidine Sisters in New Zealand