Kia Tika, Kia Pono, Kia Aroha - Co-Governance Forum

This forum will provide the opportunity for councils and iwi who have been on established journeys to share their experiences and for those who have just got in the waka, to learn to paddle with confidence and purpose.

  • 03 May
  • Tangatarua Marae, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Campus, Rotorua
  • 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
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Kia Tika, Kia Pono, Kia Aroha
A Journey Towards Integrity, Respect and Compassion

3 May 2019

He waka eke noa
Together we Join Forces and Journey Towards Unity in Shared Purpose

Māori and Local Council co-governance is becoming more established in Aotearoa New Zealand and increased participation of Māori is high on central government's agenda.

This forum will provide the opportunity for councils and Māori who are already on co-governance journeys to share their experiences and for those who have just got in the co-governance waka, to learn to paddle with confidence and purpose.

Initially driven by Treaty of Waitangi Settlements, the impetus for co-governance continues to grow. As New Zealand moves to a post settlement era evidence suggests that councils should employ co-governance, not just because it’s in statute, but because partnership approaches provide better outcomes for the whole community. A broad spectrum of council experience and knowledge, and varying degrees of iwi capacity create a diverse landscape in this area and continue to present challenges to be overcome.

Using the whakataukī He waka eke noa the journey towards tika, pono me te aroha as it relates to co-governance; this journey reminds us that we need the right tools to be able to navigate confidently through the sometimes-turbulent waters of co-governance arrangements. It can be an epic and sometimes intimidating experience if your organisation is about to begin this journey and there can be times where you need to make the necessary course corrections to be able to navigate through choppy waters to reach safe harbour. There are dependencies on all involved in this journey to make their contribution, to add their expertise, advice, guidance and wisdom as well as those who are willing to learn and to make their valuable contribution to this approach.

The forum will have a range of speakers, plenty of time for networking, small group sessions with experienced co-governance partners and a chance to ask questions.

Programme

Kaiwhakahaere – Kitea Tipuna

8.30am Powhiri Welcome by Mana Whenua

9.15am Why Co-Governance?

Hear from a range of local Iwi leaders, mayors and CE’s about their understanding of co-governance, what is important and what good co governance could mean for the Local Government sector in NZ if we get this right.

Steve Chadwick, Mayor Rotorua Lakes District Council

Te Taru White
, Te Arawa Iwi Representative

Stephanie O’Sullivan, Whakatane District Council

10.15am He Aha Ngā Mea Nui O Te Ao Nei? Ngā Awa, Ngā Roto Me Te Kotahitanga

What’s important in this world? The rivers, the lakes and collaborative frameworks.

Co-governance takes many forms. These forms are dependent on the origin, the reasoning, and the purpose or intent of the agreement. They are often grounded in the relationships of those who formed them. There is no one way, and no right way. This presentation will provide an overview the various type of co-governance arrangements that can be found in New Zealand currently.

Donna Llewell
, In-house Legal Counsel Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana

10.45am Kai and a Cuppa

11.15am He waka eke noa

Together we Join Forces and Journey Towards Unity in Shared Purpose

As a metaphor for the journey towards tika, pono me te aroha as it relates to co-governance; this journey reminds us that we need the right tools to be able to navigate confidently through the sometimes-turbulent waters of Co-Governance arrangements.

This session we will hear from three partnerships and will explore their different co-governance journeys, challenges faced, and lessons learnt.

Waikato River Authority

Julian Williams, Ngaati Makirangi, Principal Advisor, Engagement & Policy to the Waikato River Authority

Tracey May, Director of Science and Strategy, Waikato Regional Council

Ara Tahi – Te Pane Matua Taiao

Mahinarangi Hakaraia, Chair of Ara Tahi - Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki

Monica Fraser, General Manager, Māori Te Pou Whakarae, Te Hunga Whiriwhiri

12.45pm Kai - Lunch

1.30pm Whakawhiti kōrero

A time for Conversation, Exchange, and Questions

1.30pm – 2.30pm Panel Discussion – Chair Maramena Vercoe, Rangitāiki River Forum

Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme, Te Arawa Lakes Trust with Rotorua Lakes Council TBC

Rangitāiki River Forum and Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority with Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Optional Breakout

Choose a conversation group from either option 1 or 2 to attend. Each group will explore co-governance issues, exchange ideas, and have a chance to learn in more depth. These sessions will be led jointly by Iwi and council team members.

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Optional Session 1

Optional Session 2

Tūpuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority

Nick Turoa - Kaiwhakahaere Tūpuna Maunga

Dominic Wilson - Head of Co-Governance, Auckland Council


Te Motu o Poutoa (Anzac Park) with Rangitāne o Manawatū

Todd Taiepa - Principal Maori Advisor, Palmerston North City Council

Tom Williams - General Manager Infrastructure, Palmerston North City Council

Wiremu Kingi - Rangitāne o Manawatū

3.15pm Kai – Afternoon tea

3.30pm Te Pae Tawhiti

Pursuing the distant horizon, the journey continues. Using the tools and wisdom of all we embark on the next stages with increased confidence and purpose.

Envisioning the Future Brainstorming Session

What are the threads that need to be woven together to build stronger local government and iwi co-governance partnerships, future treaty partnership, capacity and capability in local government?

4.30pm Te Pae Tata

Keeping our eyes on the horizon we now go in various directions to carry on our local journey’s towards tika, pono me te aroha.

Closing Address - Envisioning a Co-governance Future for Local Government

As many Iwi and councils move into a post settlement era, how do Iwi and Councils work together for economic, and community wellbeing?


4.45pm Closing Remarks and Karakia by Kaiwhakahaere


Thanks to our steering group members

David Perenara-O'Connell, Programme Manager Ngai Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Kaunihera Taiero ki Waitaha

David.Perenara-O'Connell@ecan.govt.nz

Donna Llewell In-House Legal Counsel, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana

Donna.Llewell@boprc.govt.nz

Gina Rangi, Kaiwhakahaere (Group Manager) Maori, Rotorua Lakes Council, Te Kaunihera o nga roto Rotorua

Gina.Rangi@rotorualc.nz

Monica Fraser, General Manager, Māori Te Pou Whakarae, Te Hunga Whiriwhiri, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Te Pane Matua Taiao

Monica.Fraser@gw.govt.nz

Kitea Tipuna, Pouwhakarae – Hapori / Whakatūtaki, Wairoa District Council, Te Kaunihera o te Wairoa

kitea@wairoadc.govt.nz

Price:

$1500+ GST per council for up to 5 delegates (may be council staff or Iwi partners).

Councils may purchase more than one delegate package.

$350 +GST per person

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For more information on the forum please contact info@solgm.org.nz