April 29, 2022
Wellington Council signed new treaty with mana whenua
Wellington City Council has chosen today, the 182nd anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Te Whanganui ā Tara, to sign a new partnership agreement with mana whenua groups.
Mayor Andy Foster says it aims to promote collaboration, communication and unity in the city.
The agreement, Tākai Here, will be inked at Pipitea Marae this afternoon by leaders from Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa.
It replaces separate memoranda of understanding signed by the council in 2017.
Taranaki Whānui chair Kara Puketapu-Dentice says Tākai Here will bring to life a strategic partnership underpinned by shared values and tikanga.