December 17, 2018
Māori-Crown office open for business
Maori-Crown office open for business
Iwi leaders, MPs and judges were at parliament last night to launch Te Arawhiti, the new Office for Māori Crown Relations.
Minister Kelvin Davis says as more Treaty settlements are completed, Māori increasingly want to engage with the Crown on a range of issues.
Te Arawhiti will provide the focus required to move from Treaty grievance to true partnerships.
The agency, which sits within the Justice Ministry, consolidates several units and offices including the Crown/Māori Relations Unit, the Office of Treaty Settlements, the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) team and the Settlement Commitments Unit.
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