September 11, 2018
Crown Maori partnership watchdog created
Kelvin Davis has a new title and new agency.
Cabinet yesterday approved changing the name of his portfolio from Crown-Maori Relations to Crown-Maori Partnership and to create a new Office for Crown Maori Partnership.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the new name better reflects the purpose and importance of the portfolio, which was created to recognise the changes created by the treaty settlement process.
Mr Davis will be responsible for:
– ensuring the Crown meets its treaty settlement commitments;
-developing engagement, co-design and partnership principles that ensure agencies generate the best solutions;
– Ensuring public sector capability is strengthened and engagement of public sector agencies with Maori is meaningful;
– providing an independent cross-Government view on the health of the Crown-Maori partnership;
– and providing strategic leadership and advice on contemporary treaty issues.
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