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E oho! A short history of Te Arawhiti - formerly O.T.S

E oho! A short history of Te Arawhiti - formerly O.T.S

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  • Wed 16 Jun, 12:10pm – 1:30pm


National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The name, Te Arawhiti, means ‘the bridge’ and symbolises the bridge between Māori and the Crown, the past and the future, and the journey from grievance to partnership. Hear more about their mahi and take the opportunity to ask questions.

What’s Te Arawhiti?
Te Arawhiti is responsible for Treaty Settlements, Takutai Moana (Marine and Coastal Area), Māori Crown Relations and Settlement Commitments. This new Crown agency is dedicated to fostering strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across Government.

Te Arawhiti was set up in 2018 by Cabinet, after hui held around the country with Māori stakeholders, to oversee the Government’s work with Māori in a post Treaty settlement era.

Join us to hear more about their work and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Arawhiti

Te Arawhiti’s commitments
Te Arawhitei work to make the Crown a better Treaty partner, able to engage effectively with Māori on a range of issues. Te Arawhiti’s commitments are below.

We will work to make the Crown a better Treaty partner, able to engage effectively with Māori on a range of issues.

We will work to foster a Crown which strives to build true and practical partnerships with Māori which will bring benefits to all New Zealanders.

We will work to provide support and guidance for relationships between the Māori and the Crown which are not focused on grievance, but which through effective partnership realise the true promise of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te Arawhiti will also continue the existing work of Te Kāhui Whakatau (Treaty Settlements), Te Kāhui Whakamana (Settlement Commitments), and Te Kāhui Takutai Moana (Marine and Coastal Area) to complete historical Treaty settlements, ensure the commitments made in Treaty settlements endure and process applications under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.

Format of event
12:10pm to 1:00pm — Hear talk about Te Arawhiti’s work.

1:00pm to 1:30pm — Kōrero circle to continue the discussion.

E oho! Waitangi series 2021
E oho! Waitangi Series 2021 is a series that aims to lay the foundation for all people living in Aotearoa by exploring key events in history that shaped the nation we call home.

This series is for everyone; featuring an amazing line-up of speakers from diverse backgrounds, experts, artists and activists, comprising a range of performances, screening, workshops and public talks that focus on historical events, contemporary consequences and collective understanding.

The programme for each event entails inspiring talks and the opportunity to kōrero further after the event.

Image: The auditorium provides a safe space for discussions. Photo by Mark Beatty.

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