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

Ara 3: Ki te mōhio me te whakarato i ngā putanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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 rights and interests of Māori in Aotearoa and the special Māori-Crown relationship.

Recognising and providing for te Tiriti o Waitangi outcomes enables Māori to exercise rangatiratanga 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
  • planning for and addressing the impacts of climate change to achieve an equitable transition.

Te Tiriti outcomes for hapū and iwi also mean acknowledging and recognising their mana, and protection of their rights and interests in Tāmaki Makaurau. This reflects their important relationship to the whenua and wai.

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.

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