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Schedule of issues of significance to Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau 2021-2025

Independent Māori Statutory Board IMSB
Independent Māori Statutory Board IMSB
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Introduction to the Schedule of Issues of Significance

The Schedule of Issues of Significance (IoS) is a statutory document prepared by the Independent Māori Statutory Board (the Board) to promote and advocate to Auckland Council for and on behalf of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.

At the core the Schedule of Issues of Significance must:

  • Address social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Record issues of significance to mana whenua and mātāwaka
  • Reflect the views of mana whenua and mātāwaka groups.

The IoS brings together issues that are enduring to Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau. In comparison, the Board’s Māori Plan states Māori aspirations for Māori wellbeing, and takes a long term view with a 30 year horizon, while the loS is focused on Council Group activities that can help realise the Issues with a short to medium-term focus.

The 29 issues in the IoS were derived from extensive consultation in 2011- 2012. This included 23 hui with mana whenua and mātāwaka, and ten with rangatahi Māori. In addition, a Facebook site, an online survey and community events were also used to gather feedback, in particular from rangatahi Māori.

Drawing on the IoS, the Board works to address issues of relevance to mana whenua and mātāwaka, and to direct Auckland Council’s focus on how to operationalise positive outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau. As such, the IoS provides a platform for the Board’s advocacy towards Auckland Council Group, including Local Boards and CCOs.

The IoS further enables the Board to prioritise issues and promote opportunities that support the development of robust partnerships between mana whenua and mātāwaka and local government in Tamaki Makaurau. ...

Independent Māori Statutory Board, June 2021.