Events to commemorate Waitangi Day at the treaty grounds in February next year have been cancelled, RNZ reports. The Waitangi National Trust said because of Covid-19, it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with events, which normally attract crowds of up to 40,000 people. Trust chairman Pita Tipene said the decision was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of visitors, staff, and the local community was paramount.