Te Arawhiti and Māori Development
In May 2019, the Chief Executives of Te Arawhiti and Te Puni Kōkiri signed a relationship agreement setting out how the two agencies will work together.
Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Arawhiti will place emphasis on working together in different roles and with a different focus in the following areas:
- Understanding and enabling public sector capability in dealing with Māori outcomes and Māori issues
- Improvements in outcomes for Māori
- Enhanced Māori Crown relationships
- Monitoring the performance of the system for Māori
Roles and Responsibilities
As well as shared areas, the two agencies also have their own roles and responsibilities.
Te Puni Kokiri’s focus will be on promoting development and wellbeing outcomes for Māori, building capability and monitoring the effectiveness of government services for Māori, as well as leading policy advice on issues of importance to Māori.
Te Arawhiti’s focus will be on supporting Māori Crown relationships, building public sector capability to engage with Māori, completing Treaty of Waitangi settlements and ensuring Crown agencies meet settlement commitments, as well as administering the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
In November 2018 Cabinet agreed to establish Te Arawhiti – The Office for Māori-Crown Relations as a departmental agency hosted by the Ministry of Justice. Te Arawhiti has been operating since January 2019. It’s purpose is to enable and support the Crown to act fairly as a Treaty partner. The Minister for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti is Hon Kelvin Davis.
Repositioning Te Puni Kōkiri
The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has also outlined seven key areas of focus for repositioning Te Puni Kōkiri. These areas of focus can be found on page 30 of the Cabinet Paper documents.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Ngāti Rangatahi Whanaunga Association - Draft Mandate Strategy
The Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti invites submissions on the Ngāti Rangatahi Whanaunga Association’s (the Association) draft mandate strategy.
Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust Mandate Vote
The Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust is seeking a mandate to represent Mōkai Pātea in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown and invites the Mōkai Pātea claimant community to attend mandate voting hui throughout the country.
Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Ratification Of Post-Settlement Governance Entity
Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust seeks the agreement of its members to accept the proposed Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) to receive the Ngāti Rangitihi Settlement Redress once the Settlement is enacted.
Induction of New Māori Wardens for Te Aroha
A group of locals willing to support this vision met at the Te Aroha RSA to start the process of being inducted as Māori Wardens.
Rangatahi reo initiatives announced today
Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Māngai Pāho and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to launch a series of rangatahi-focused reo initiatives.