AUCKLAND EXPECTS THAT THE TREATY OF WAITANGI AND CUSTOMARY RIGHTS WILL BE HONOURED.
KO TE ARO WHAKAARO O TĀMAKI MAKAURAU TE TOHE KIA WHAKAHŌNORETIA TE TIRĪTi Ō WAITANGI ME NGĀ TIKANGA I TUKU IHO.
270_ Section A of this Plan sets out the Māori Responsiveness Framework, which proposes the relationship between the Auckland Council, mana whenua and Mataawaka. It incorporates the statutory obligations to Māori and outlines ways Māori can contribute to the future development of Auckland.
271_ This Chapter identifies five issues specifically relating to Māori interests. Other Chapters deal with issues affecting the broad community including Māori, for example Chapter 7: Auckland’s Environment, Chapter 1: Auckland’s People, and Chapter 6: Auckland’s Economy.
272_ The Auckland Plan will enable and support mana whenua and Mataawaka aspirations and provide opportunities for them to contribute to the future well-being of Auckland. Fundamental tenets to guide future outcomes include:
- creating a relationship where Māori are fully engaged in decisions concerning matters of significance to them
- making smarter decisions about how best to support Māori aspirations
- forming sustainable partnerships with Māori that have mutually beneficial, Auckland-wide outcomes
- recognising and providing for the customary right outcomes from historical Treaty Settlements and contemporary claims made under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (2011).
273_ Auckland’s Strategic Direction is to: Enable Māori aspirations through recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and Customary Rights. The transformational shift sought is to ‘Significantly lift Māori social and economic well-being’ (see Section C: The Journey to 2040).
274_ The direction and outcome statements provide guidance for all policy relating to Māori interests, and promote the following principles:
Decision-making and resources:
- create sustainable models for governance
- establish partnerships that enhance the Māori contribution to the vision for Auckland
- investigate alternative decision-making processes which empower parties to an agreement
- provide appropriate levels of support to enable Māori initiatives.
Sustaining reciprocal relationships:
- inform Auckland of the history and special place of mana whenua
- develop collaborative processes that promote a better understanding of significant issues affecting Māori in Auckland
- help communities to embrace the culture that is New Zealand’s key point of difference with the world.