Treaty of Waitangi Guidance

Providing for the Treaty of Waitangi in legislation and supporting policy design

Guides policy-makers in their analysis of when and how to provide for the Treaty of Waitangi in legislation. It encourages policy-makers to consider the Treaty early in the policy process and to think about the broad range of options available to reflect the Treaty relationship. If a legislative reference to the Treaty is appropriate, this guide assists in the design of suitable provisions.

Providing for the Treaty of Waitangi in legislation and supporting policy design [PDF, 466 KB]

 

Better co-ordination of contemporary Treaty of Waitangi Issues

Sets out processes for appointing lead agencies and Ministers for Treaty issues including, formalised claims like kaupapa inquiries. The circular also sets out expectations and guidance for reporting to the Cabinet Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Committee on contemporary Treaty issues.

Cabinet Office Circular - better co-ordination of contemporary Treaty of Waitangi issues [PDF, 170 KB]

 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi Guidance

Treaty of Waitangi guidance sets out guidelines agreed by Cabinet for policy-makers to consider the Treaty of Waitangi in policy development and implementation.

Cabinet Office Circular - Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi guidance [PDF, 1.2 MB]