Media release: Talk Treaty launch – Well know Kiwis talk candidly about the Treaty of Waitangi

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Economist Dr Gareth Morgan, who earlier this year was accused by the New Zealand media of labelling pakeha New Zealanders “blissfully ignorant”, is about to share with the public part-two of an ongoing project about the Treaty of Waitangi.

“Talk Treaty” follows on from the book “Are we there yet” co authored by Dr Morgan and Susan Guthrie and released in January. Talk Treaty is a visual exhibition and and online museum showing many well-known New Zealanders – Maori and non Maori – talking candidly about the Treaty of Waitangi and what it means to them.

All views were welcomed in Talk Treaty and you’ll find plenty of diverse opinions there. The purpose of Talk Treaty was to provide a safe environment for people, to encourage them to share their thoughts on the Treaty and issues related to it such as race relations. Dr Morgan hopes the project will encourage a public conversation.

Dr Morgan will launch this exhibition on:

Thursday 06 August at 5.30pm, Hopetoun Alpha, Beresford Square in Auckland City.

This event is an invite-only evening and numbers are strictly limited. However Dr Morgan is making some invitations available to members of the public.

“we try to take every opportunity to let New Zealanders see what we are doing and hopefully learn new things from the research we undertake” says Dr Morgan.  “We welcome those who are interested in what we do, to come and enjoy an evening of celebration, entertainment, and experience Talk Treaty first hand.”

If you would like to attend, please email Jevan at the following address stating the reason why you would like to attend the event:

Media, academics and other entities with an interest in Treaty matters: If you would like to attend and have not received an invite please contact Jevan at the above address.

TalkTreaty Trailer 1 from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo.


For all enquiries please contact:

Jevan Goulter


Media release: Talk Treaty launch – Well know Kiwis talk candidly about the Treaty of Waitangi was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.