Kōrero mai!

The Prime Minister has established a new Crown/Māori Relations portfolio. The creation of the portfolio shows the Crown’s commitment to a strong, ongoing and healthy relationship with Māori.

Have your say on the direction and priorities of this new government portfolio.

You can attend a hui or send your feedback to us directly. We need your thoughts and ideas by 5pm, Wednesday 30 May 2018.

What is Crown/Māori Relations?

It’s a simple way of talking about the multiple relationships where different parts of the government engage with Māori (as whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations or other interest/sector groups) on a broad range of issues important to Māori.

The Government’s intent for the Crown/Māori relationship is to work more effectively with Māori on initiatives that will benefit Māori and the nation generally.

Why is it important?

The government is committed to improve results for Māori and to meet its obligations as a Treaty partner.

To do this, the Crown/Māori relationship must be strong and the Crown, Māori and all New Zealanders must agree on what should be done to achieve this.

Overall, the purpose of the Crown/Māori relations portfolio is to focus on the health of the Crown/Māori relationship now and over time. A healthy relationship will assist the Crown and Māori to:

  • Improve outcomes for Māori and the nation generally; and
  • help ensure the two parties meet their respective Treaty obligations.

Why are we seeking feedback?

The government wants to finalise the scope and priorities of the Crown/Māori Relations portfolio with your input. It has developed some initial proposals, but wants to hear from you before finalising anything.