Te Ao Māori approach

We are committed to working with Māori and iwi in a way that reflects our Treaty partnership and honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

To date we have worked specifically with Te Rau Whakatupu - Māori. We are actively working to extend Te Rito co-design to include iwi and whānau engagement.

At a national level, we plan to engage with the Iwi Chairs Forum. For iwi that sit outside of this forum, we will work with our regional offices to determine an appropriate engagement approach. We recognise that each iwi may have different aspirations and interests.

At the heart of our engagement with Māori and iwi is an awareness that Māori have specific interests in their information as it relates to Māori Data Sovereignty.

Māori teacher discussing work with Māori parent