Within our settlement, and as part of our Treaty of Waitangi-based partnership relationship with the Crown, we have the opportunity to build relationships with local and central government by establishing relationship protocols (provided for within our deed of settlement).
At present we have ad hoc relationships with local government and some Government agencies (such as the Department of Conservation). As we continue to build a clearer picture of where we are at and where we wish to go, relationships with central and local government will become more valuable. These may be to access certain services that Government provides that may benefit us, or it may be to influence policy in a way that is consistent with our interests.
Accordingly, we need to ensure that once a clear long-term strategy emerges, Government at all levels has a clear understanding of our interests and how they can work with us.
To achieve this we intend to do the following
Within a year:
Within five years we will have: