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The Easy Read book about the Treaty of Waitangi

The Easy Read book about the Treaty of Waitangi is an illustrated book in simple language. Each page has many pictures to explain the words.

It is now available in New Zealand Sign Language.

Free for members of the Deaf community or disability sector.

NZSL videos available here.

About the book

An ‘Easy Read’ book is a format that presents ideas and information in simple, step-by-step format with illustrations for each line of text.

The book answers many questions like What does the Treaty say? Who signed it? What does the Treaty say for Māori? What does it say for people from other places? What happened after the Treaty? What is a protest? It is appropriate for adults who prefer simple language, for newcomers to Aotearoa New Zealand, for school students and for reading aloud.

The author, Nicolina Newcombe, wrote the book in consultation with partners from the disability sector. It has a chapter on Māori rights and disability rights.

The first print run is being distributed within the disability sector by IDEA Services. If you belong to the disability sector or are a member of the Deaf community please contact