June 08, 2021
Maori first aim for annual plan process
Auckland Council’s Māori portfolio head had wants changes to the way iwi are treated in the annual plan process.
Angela Dalton says she was unhappy with the way consultation on the long term plan was done, in part because of a lack of coordination within council divisions.
"One thing we keep getting told by Māori is 'do not come to us once you have developed your plans and then ask us to participate or consult, Don't treat us as a stakeholder, we are a treaty partner.' My aim would be as we come into the annual plan, that we begin with mana whenua first," Ms Dalton says.
The annual plan process starts next month.
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