WakaNZ Resources

In providing these resources, we aimed to build a shared platform for WakaNZ participants to explore what a preferred future might look like in a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand.

We developed three broad principles to ensure speakers and participants cast a wide net during deliberations; ideally discussions should be:

  1. Future-focused (e.g. thinking in terms of seven generations)
  2. Integrated (e.g. thinking in terms of New Zealand being one large ecosystem)
  3. Optimistic (e.g. thinking in terms of how future inhabitants might celebrate success)

We developed ten guiding questions to give the speakers a shared sense of direction. The ten guiding questions were intended to guide thinking only. The ten guiding questions are:

  1. How might we recognise and celebrate important days in our history? (e.g. commemorating Waitangi Day, the New Zealand Land Wars, the first meeting of Māori and Pākehā at Gisborne in October 2019, the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2035,  and the signing of the Treaty in 2040?)
  2. How can we develop innovative public policy around the concept of kaitiakitanga? Particularly in areas related to environmental management, state care of tamariki and rangatahi, poverty and justice.
  3. How might the Waitangi Tribunal and its decisions be made more accessible?
  4. How might we improve Māori representation in Parliament; is there a better alternative to the Māori seats?
  5. Are there financial models, reporting mechanisms and/or new institutions that we might consider going forward to strengthen trust and build Māori economic development?
  6. How might we ensure that young New Zealanders develop a better understanding of te reo Māori and te ao Māori?
  7. How might we ensure that young New Zealanders develop a better understanding of our constitutional history? (e.g. by students visiting Wellington or te Tiriti being more embedded in the school curriculum).
  8. Do we need a written constitution and should this include a new or updated treaty to clarify the constitutional position of Māori going forward?
  9. How do we enable Māori living outside of their iwi rohe (for example, in rural, urban or international settings)  to connect with and understand their whakapapa? What is the role of iwi, hapū and marae in this context?
  10. How might iwi and/or hapū better empower/enable youth to connect with their own dreams and ambitions and those of their wider communities?

Pre-workshop resources

Te Ao Mārama – A Snapshot of Māori well-being and development
Statistics New Zealand – 2016

Te Kupenga
Statistics New Zealand – 2016

4 Steps to the Future
Richard Lum – 2016
(Complimentary copies will be provided during the workshop)

Why we need relationships rather than partnerships
Apirana Mahuika – 2012

The Governor-General’s Strategy, 2016–2021
Dame Patsy Reddy – 2016
See also the Governor-General’s website.

Manager refuses bank slip written in te reo
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui – 2017

Treaty Settlements 12 Month Progress Report: 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017
Office of Treaty Settlements – 2017

Vision Mātauranga
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology – 2007

Chapter 3: Maori Representation in Report of the Royal Commission On The Electoral System – Towards a Better Democracy
Royal Commission on the Electoral System – 1986

Surviving in Paradise
Gloria Herbert – 1990

Gisborne first in 2019
Gisborne Herald – 4 February 2017

Our Vision – Dual Heritage, Shared Future
Te Hā 1769 – 2019 Sestercentennial

The Sneetches
peech by Andy Haldane – 12 May 2016

Growing, fast and slow
Speech by Andy Haldane – 17 February 2015

PM Bill English gave two speeches on Waitangi Day. Both were remarkable. Both were almost entirely ignored
The Spinoff, Simon Wilson – 9 February 2017

Fund opens for NZ Wars commemorations
Ministry for Culture and Heritage – 1 August 2017

Treaty of Waitangi Centenary Celebrations – The opening of the new Meeting House. 1940
Speech by Sir Apirana Ngata – 6 February 1940

Nation Dates
Wendy McGuinness – 2017
(Complimentary copies of the third edition will be provided during the workshop)

Beyond the hype
KPMG International – 2017

Where Deutsche Bank thinks the next financial crises could happen
CNBC, Holly Ellyatt – 19 September 2017