The Crown has undertaken a substantial reform programme over the past five years. During this time, there has been an increasing need for the Crown to engage with mana whenua.
The Representatives of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have approved two documents that set out the Ngāi Tahu expectations for Crown Engagement:
- Expectations for Crown Engagement with Ngāi Tahu (full document)
- How do I engage with Ngāi Tahu? (quick reference guide)
These documents provide clear guidelines for when the Crown, including Ministers, departments, agencies, and boards engage with Ngāi Tahu. They describe what partnership looks like in the Ngāi Tahu context; outline the contemporary Ngāi Tahu / Crown relationship and describe what Ngāi Tahu rangatiratanga is. They also provide examples of good engagement and include a map of the Ngāi Tahu takiwā.
If you have pātai about how to engage with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu or Papatipu Rūnanga, please contact [email protected]