The treaty of witangi was signed on the 6 of February 1840. The British created a treaty that states what maori will get and what British will get of the land and ownership. 500 Chiefs chose to sign the treaty but many didn't .
conflict over land The outbreak of war was manly coused by the conflict of land. There where many argues about the land between maori, British, and pakeha and that caused a war.
New settlers form britian had arrivied in New Zealand and that was causing an outbreak in a war. Many of the pakaha who arrived in NZ where nice to the maori manly so they could survive, but when more pakeha arrived and caused vilonce between maori and pakeha.