Article the Second Her Majesty the Queen of England confirms and guarantees to the Chiefs and Tribes of New Zealand and to the respective families and individuals thereof the full exclusive and undisturbed possession of their Lands and Estate Forests Fisheries and other properties which they may collectively or individually possess so long as it is their wish and desire to retain the same in their possession, but the Chiefs of the United Tribes and the individual Chiefs yield to her Majesty the exclusive right of Pre-emption over such lands as the proprietors thereof may be disposed to alienate at such prices as may be agreed upon between the respective Proprietors and persons appointed by Her Majesty to treat with them in that behalf.
Ko Te Tuarua
Ko te Kuini o Ingārangi ka wakarite ka wakaae ki ngā
Rangatira ki ngā hapu ki ngā tangata katoa o Niu Tireni te
tino rangatiratanga o o rātou whenua o rātou kāinga me o
rātou tāonga katoa. Otiia ko ngā Rangatira o te
Wakaminenga me ngā Rangatira katoa atu ka tuku ki te
Kuini te hokonga o ērā wāhi wenua e pai ai te tangata
nōnā te Whenua ki te rītenga o te utu e wakaritea ai e rātou
ko te kai hoko ā meatia nei e te Kuini hei kai hoko mōnā.
Translation of Māori Text Sir Hugh Kawharu
The Second The Queen of England agrees to protect the chiefs, the subtribes and all the people of New Zealand to the unqualified exercise of their chieftainship over their lands, villages and all their treasures. But on the other hand the Chiefs of the Confederation and all the Chiefs will sell land to the Queen at a price agreed to by the person owning it and by the person buying it (the latter being) appointed by the Queen as her purchase agent.