Co Governance: Increasing Capacity and Capability in the North

March 31, 2023, 11:33 a.m.

The Northland Regional Council hosted a hui called Northland Forward Together earlier this week. This forum is held four times a year involving elected Council representatives from all 4 Councils in Te Tai Tokerau.

On the Agenda for this Hui was a session on Te Tiriti, which included the Settlement process, Co Governance and Co-Management.

Northland Regional Council CEO Jonathan Gibbard said, " as local government, for us to increase our capacity and capability in this space so that we can be a good Te Tiriti partner ourselves".

Guest Speakers, the Ex Treaty Negotiations Minister Honorable Chris Finlayson and Race Relations Minister Meng Foon were invited to share their knowledge and experiences around the Treaty, Co Governance and Co-Management.

Northland Regional Council Chair Tui Shortland said, " the most important thing for me is that all of the Councillors of the North have grown a little bit in our understanding of what Co-Management, Co Governance could be for the North".

She says, " We are a bit more open about working together and feel that this is a safe space to share and explore and challenge ourselves but still have respect for one another".

Tags: Northland Forward Together


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