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Consideration of constitutional issues

In August 2011, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Māori Affairs appointed an independent Constitutional Advisory Panel to:

  • stimulate public interest in, and awareness of, New Zealand's constitutional arrangements and issues arising.
  • establish a forum to develop and share a range of ideas on constitutional issues, including seeking the views of all New Zealanders, including Maori, in a manner that is reflective of the Treaty of Waitangi relationship.
  • develop an understanding of the range of perspectives on New Zealand's constitutional arrangements, including the range of topical issues requiring further discussion, debate and policy consideration.

For more information, go to www.ourconstitution.org.nz