Crown / Māori Relations Hui

Adele Vukula

What is Crown/Māori Relations?
It’s a simple way of talking about the multiple relationships where different parts of the government engage with Māori (as whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations or other interest/sector groups) on a broad range of issues important to Māori.

The Government’s intent for the Crown/Māori relationship is to work more effectively with Māori on initiatives that will benefit Māori and the nation generally.


Why is it important?
The government is committed to improve results for Māori and to meet its obligations as a Treaty partner.

To do this, the Crown/Māori relationship must be strong and the Crown, Māori and all New Zealanders must agree on what should be done to achieve this.

Overall, the purpose of the Crown/Māori relations portfolio is to focus on the health of the Crown/Māori relationship now and over time. A healthy relationship will assist the Crown and Māori to:

  • Improve outcomes for Māori and the nation generally; and
  • help ensure the two parties meet their respective Treaty obligations.


Why are we seeking feedback?
The government wants to finalise the scope and priorities of the Crown/Māori Relations portfolio with your input. It has developed some initial proposals, but wants to hear from you before finalising anything.


There are 3 ways you can be involved:

1. Kanohi ki te kanohi

Attend one of the hui/meetings that will be held across the country. You can find the dates and locations of the hui by visiting You’ll need to confirm by email that you're coming.

2. Online Complete the online feedback form at:

3. Post your ideas Send your ideas to:

Crown/Māori Relations Scope Feedback, Freepost Authority 254825, Crown/Māori Relations, PO BOX 180, Wellington. 


Find your nearest hui We are coming to the following locations:

  • Whangarei, 8 April – 11am at Terenga Paraoa marae
  • Hokianga: 13 April – 9am at Copthorne, Omapere
  • Kaikohe: 13 April – 1.30pm at Kohewhata Marae
  • Nelson 14 April – 10.30am at Tahuna Function Centre
  • Christchurch: 15 April – 11.30am at Tuahiwi Marae
  • Gisborne: 21 April – 10am at Manutuke marae
  • Hastings: 22 April – 10am at Omahu
  • Hamilton: 28 April, Location and time to be confirmed –visit for updates
  • Thames: 28 April – 3pm at Mataiwhetu marae
  • Rotorua: 29 April – 11am at Te Papaiouru marae
  • Whanganui: 4 May – 2pm at Whanganui Function Centre
  • New Plymouth: 5 May – 11am at Owae marae
  • Auckland: 6 May – 10am at Ngā Whare Waatea
  • Wellington: 10 May – 4.30pm at TPK Nau Mai room
  • Invercargill: 12 May – 9.30am at Murihiku marae