Māori leadership, governance and collaboration

The role of Government has three characteristics – that of activator, enabler and partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Through enhanced leadership and collaborations, we can create the conditions for a productive, inclusive, sustainable economy focusing on regional growth.

Sr. No.Key actionsTimeframes
1Establish a regional Māori political forum1–3yrs
2Foster greater opportunities for Māori to contribute in decision making- (e.g. Mahanui kura taiao, local government training, technical hubs available for information transfer)1–3yrs
3Advocate for greater collaboration across central and local government with similar process involving tangata whenua1–3yrs
4Develop pathway programmes for rangatahi into leadership, governance, and business and government roles1–3yrs
5Enable greater accountability of organisations with legislation to work with Māori4–7yrs
6Foster collaborations and shared best practise at a regional, national and international level – building pathways beyond borders1-3yrs

Drivers and enablers: Society of Local Government Managers (SOLM), Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), Te Pae Urungi, local and regional Māori politicians, Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Arawhiti, iwi.

Key outcomes:
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Measures of success:

Māori are interested and getting involved in politics, there is a Māori voice across all local bodies that is well connected with their Māori community

Working in government appeals to Māori and the workforce within organisations reflect the Māori percentage proportion of their communities

Minimum 75% Māori eligible voters are acting on their right to vote

There are clear pathways that are being used to open opportunities for rangatahi to step into leadership, governance, and business and government roles

All organisations with legislation pertaining to Māori have a stocktake of the legislation in place, are undertaking regular audit and as well as meeting obligations, are often going over and beyond requirements

Māori are collaborating at the local, regional, national and international level to enable success