Source:Independent Māori Statutory Board IMSB
In 2011-2012, the IMSB sought to identify the priorities and aspirations of Mana Whenua and Mataawaka as part of their responsibilities to ensure that the Auckland Council takes into account Issues of Significance to Māori, and that the Auckland Council acts in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi.
The IMSB commissioned research into the current state of Māori wellbeing in Tāmaki Makaurau – in the social, cultural, economic and environment domains – including the development of a monitoring system to measure progress of Māori wellbeing in Tāmaki Makaurau over time.
The research centred on the aspirations of Mana Whenua and Mataawaka. These views were gathered through extensive consultation and engagement, submissions to the Auckland and legacy Councils, and key Mana Whenua and Mataawaka plans. The Māori Plan summarises the key aspirations and provides greater clarity to Auckland Council and other agencies about what Mana Whenua and Mataawaka want and reflects their vision for the future. The Māori Plan enables the IMSB to prioritise issues and advocate for opportunities that support the development of robust partnerships between Mana Whenua, Mataawaka and Local Government.
The Māori Plan also provides a framework to monitor outcomes and measure changes to Māori wellbeing. This will show the Auckland Council and other agencies where they can act more responsively
It is a thirty year plan based on Māori objectives and is a unique document that complements, and does not replace, strategic and planning documents prepared by Mana Whenua and Mataawaka. The Māori Plan also includes the activity or action based plans in each of the four wellbeing domains. These are derived from the aspirations of Mana Whenua and Mataawaka and will provide the IMSB as well as the Auckland Council, with important information for investment bids, plans and budgets.
The Māori Report for Tāmaki Makaurau 2016