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Direction 3: Recognise and provide for Te Tiriti o Waitangi outcomes

To achieve Te Tiriti o Waitangi outcomes first and foremost requires a commitment to Te Tiriti and strong support by everybody.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi is our nation's founding document and recognises the special place of Māori in New Zealand.

Recognising and providing for te Tiriti o Waitangi outcomes enables Māori to exercise rangatiratanga (self-determination) in decisions that matter to and affect them.

For whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities in Tāmaki Makaurau, recognising te Tiriti outcomes includes access to cultural and traditional taonga and mātauranga.

This means delivery for Māori, as Māori, through Māori organisations in relation to:

  • a flourishing language
  • access to customary Māori arts and culture
  • activities and initiatives that support Māori development.

Te Tiriti outcomes for hapū and iwi also mean acknowledging and recognising them as rangatira in Tāmaki Makaurau, and their important relationship to the whenua.

Treaty principles provide guidance for decision-making, partnership, and collaboration between mana whenua and government. They also create opportunities for partnerships with the private and third sectors.

Treaty partnerships in natural resource management provide integrated approaches. These produce holistic and sustainable environmental, social and cultural outcomes that benefit both Auckland the people and Auckland the place.

Mana whenua as kaitiaki are strengthened through successful Treaty partnerships such as those that use co-governance and co-management models.