Te ao Māori

The collective and individual rights and interests of Māori as tangata whenua are recognised, protected, supported, and invested in.

Last updated: Wednesday, 16 August 2023 | Rāapa, 16 Hereturikōkā, 2023

As tangata whenua, Māori have collective and individual rights and interests that as the Crown’s agent, Government is expected to recognise, protect, support, and invest in. Government is responsible for ensuring the active partnership with iwi and Māori is supporting sustainable approaches that reflect those rights and interests.

Focus areas for this strategic priority

The work of Te Puni Kōkiri will focus on supporting Māori rights and interests in the areas of Te Whare o Te Reo Mauri Ora and Māori Broadcasting, a Crown–Māori partnership to address Te Pae Tawhiti (Wai 262) issues, and Te Taiao – the natural environment.

Learn more about our strategy in this area

Learn more about our current work