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Te Tiriti explained – Together for a flourishing Aotearoa brochure

People have been asking us how these ideas fit into the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This brochure, which has been a collaborative effort,  gives some practical ideas and historical context to some of the questions.  Please share!  If you would like a printable booklet version please email us at 

A Tika Transition to a Flourishing Aotearoa – Policy Guide and Toolbox

A tika transition to a flourishing Aotearoa is one that embraces tikanga Māori as a source ofsolutions, upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rightsof Indigenous peoples (UNDRIP). A tika transition recognises our unique democracy and thecontext of Aotearoa and will ensure that the transition is fair, equitable […]

Caring for our special places and relationships – policy guide and toolbox

This guidance presents a briefing on the research undertaken by Tapsell (2022) whichexplored the dual issue of care (for each other and for the environment) that needs to beaddressed in environmental governance and policy systems. The guidance explains theneed for a Political Ethic of Care Toolbox to be used by policy, planning and decision makersin […]

Māori Politics: Tradition, activism and shared authority

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Maria Bargh Māori politics is the first politics of Aotearoa. With hapū based political decision-making, tikanga principles underpinning political community and leadership, and a focus on relationships, Aotearoa has been governed. The details of this political world have remained familiar amongst Māori, however the teaching of it in schools and universities has […]