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.
|Foster greater opportunities for Māori to contribute in decision making- (e.g. Mahanui kura taiao, local government training, technical hubs available for information transfer)
|Develop pathway programmes for rangatahi into leadership, governance, and business and government roles
|Advocate for greater accountability of organisations with legislation to work with Māori
|Enable greater collaboration across central and local government with processes that require tangata whenua input.
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.
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