|Ti Beach, Waitangi [February 6, 2010]|
A spectator waves the tino
rangatiratanga [sovereignty] flag as thousands crowd the waterfront for
the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February
6, 1840. Centrepiece of the celebrations was the launch of one of the
biggest fleets of waka [traditional Maori canoes] ever assembled.