High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waitangi is a township located in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. IT is located close to the town of Paihia (of which it is now considered a part), 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. THe name means weeping waters in M ori.WAitangi is best known for being the location where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840; however, it is also the place where the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was signed five years prior, on October 28, 1835. THis document was ratified by the British Crown the following year (1836).