New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke at a dawn ceremony on Saturday (February 6).
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, it was attended by thousands before a barbecue breakfast was served.
During her address she said she acknowledged the partnership between all New Zealanders to "strive for better."
The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand's founding document.
- Cooking up a nice barbecue this morning?
JACINDA ARDERN: Yeah actually, so far so good. Not probably quite as crispy as I've seen it in the past.
- [MAORI CHANTING]
- [SPEAKING MAORI]
JACINDA ARDERN: Today, we mark the Treaty of Waitangi-- Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We acknowledge our partnership, constantly learning, striving for better, holding hope for the future.