Three of New Zealand's most historically important documents have been moved and will be bettered displayed in future.

The Treaty of Waitangi, the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand and the Women's Suffrage Petition were moved overnight from Archives New Zealand to the nearby National Library in Wellington.

On Saturday there will be a ceremonial procession to mark the move, which is of significance to Maori.

The move is in preparation for the opening of He Tohu, the new permanent exhibition of the documents at the National Library.

He Tohu opens to the public on May 20. It will have a document room and an interpretive space.

The documents remain under the guardianship and care of Archives New Zealand.

NZ Newswire

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