The Minister for Crown-Maori Relations is due to report back to the Cabinet Crown-Maori Relations Committee this month, with a detailed guide for Ministers and agencies on an engagement model. This is following hui held around the country through April and May, seeking feedback on how to strengthen the relationship between the Crown and Maori.
Feedback from hui has now been loaded on the Justice Dept. website. These notes are worth reading for an understanding about what Maori expect of the relationship. Particularly note the recommendations of:
- the Constitutional and Legal Experts focus group
- the Human Rights Commission
- the Federation of Maori Authorities.
You will see there has been next-to-no attempt to involve the general public in this discussion.