Te Tiriti o Waitangi

We honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi - delivering partnership, protection, participation and equity.

How we apply Te Tiriti /the Treaty day-to-day

Kāwanatanga: honourable governance for mutual benefit

  • Our processes, actions, decision-making and delivery of services are informed and shaped equally by tangata whenua and tangata Tiriti worldviews and perspectives.
  • We work in partnership with tangata whenua.

Tino Rangatiratanga: Māori self-determination/sovereignty

  • We recognise the importance of tangata whenua authority and autonomy.
  • We take active steps to support tangata whenua led processes, actions and decision-making through the sharing of power and resources.

Ōritetanga: equity for Māori

  • We undertake specific actions to ensure equitable outcomes for tangata whenua.

Wairuatanga: upholding belief systems

  • Tangata whenua worldviews, values and wairuatanga are respected in our work.