Drama follows a whānau taking a claim to the Waitangi tribunal, over plans their Pākehā neighbour has to build a resort on disputed land. Signatures jumps between present day and 1839/40, when Māori chiefs were canvassed to support the Treaty of Waitangi. There a settler made an equivocal land deal with the family's tūpuna, Chief Tohu. The exploration of the Treaty's evolving kaupapa is effectively humanised by an age-old love story,
Director Andrew Bancroft wrote the teleplay with playwright Hone Kouka.