The first comprehensive public consultation on the Māori Community Development Act since it was enacted is took place throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in September 2013.
The Act had its genesis in a national conference of Māori leaders and last year 51-years on, Māori people were consulted on its future. From Kaitaia in the north to Invercargill in the south, nineteen hui were held across the country.
You can now read a summary report outlining the key themes expressed through the public consultation on the Māori Community Development Act, last year. Te Puni Kōkiri received 86 unique written submissions and 1,193 form submissions. You can view the summary report here.
Further progress on this consultation is currently on hold.
- Māori Community Development Act Discussion Paper [PDF, 1.5MB]
- Fact Sheet Māori Wardens [PDF, 252KB]
- Fact Sheet New Zealand Māori Council [PDF, 623KB]
- Maori Community Development Act 1962
- Inquiry into the operation of the Maori Community Development Act 1962 and related issues: Report of the Māori Affairs Committee [PDF, 249KB]
- Government response to Report of the Māori Affairs Committee on Inquiry into the operation of the Māori Community Development Act 1962 and related issues [PDF, 128KB]