This SOLGM special interest group has been created to bring together the Te Pae Urungi (TPU) which is a coalition of local government practitioners with responsibilities for Māori responsiveness and effectiveness within Aotearoa New Zealand.
About the TPU Group
Mā te tika o te toki o te tangere me te tohu o te panaho, ka pai te tere o te waka i ngā momo moana katoa
By designing and shaping the keel of the waka to perfection, your canoe will overcome all obstacles
Te Pae Urungi is a coalition of local government practitioners with responsibilities for Māori responsiveness and effectiveness within Aotearoa New Zealand.
It is committed to influencing nationhood building within a local government context, serving Council- Māori relationships and driving Māori outcomes in a unified and collaborative way.
- To provide leadership and identify best practice concerning local government Māori responsiveness and effectiveness.
- To empower and support Māori within local government through Te Waka Āwhina.
- To strengthen the development of Council-Māori relationships through Te Mātāpuna.
- To enable a collaborative and consistent approach to Māori responsiveness and effectiveness through regional networks and initiatives.