Working closely with Māori is critical for Government – to get outcomes for both Māori and the Crown. Through that, ensuring Treaty obligations are honoured. But even if you don’t work for the Crown, understanding the fundamentals of partnering with Māori to lift wellbeing is vital to operating effectively in Aotearoa.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn first-hand from agencies who have experience and understanding in Māori/Crown partnerships. This session will be useful if you’re in the public sector, but also offers an opportunity for those outside the public service to hear first-hand the steps the Crown is taking to enhance Māori well-being.
Join kaimahi from Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture at this special breakfast event to learn about the fundamentals of engaging with Māori, through a Crown lens.
Te Puni Kōkiri
- Geoff Short, Deputy Secretary Policy Partnerships, will talk us through the approach Te Puni Kōkiri takes to provide well considered advice to Government on outcomes, the rights and interests and matters of significant importance that relate to Māori wellbeing and development. Geoff has extensive experience working across Government and with Māori communities.
Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture
- Matthew Gifford (Ngāi Tamaterangi, Ngāti Hinemihi, Tūhoe, Tongareva), Strategic Policy and Communications Consultant, will facilitate the breakfast event, adding in insights from his extensive experience working across government in roles focused on Māori engagement. Matt is currently working as Manger in the office of the Deputy Secretary Māori at the Ministry of Justice.
There will be plenty of time for pātai and kōrero.