Tāiki ē: Te Tiriti strategy and implementation plan

In April 2024 council adopted a newest iteration of ‘Tāiki ē’ – our Te Tiriti Strategic Intent and Implementation Plan.

Tāiki ē endorses the partnership with Te Taitokerau Māori and Council working party, Te Kahu o Taonui, Iwi and Hapū as it aligns with council’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tireni and strengthens our partnerships with tangata whenua.

It also provides clear strategic direction and priorities at both a governance and operational level, to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Tāiki ē provides a robust implementation plan that demonstrates Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Taitokerau context, partnership, and obligations.

The plan, gifted the name ‘Tāiki ē’ by TTMAC Co-chair Pita Tipene, signifies a call to collective action and a commitment to Te Tiriti-based partnership.

Originally adopted in 2022, the plan outlines actions for council’s Te Tiriti obligations, building on TTMAC’s Strategic Intent from 2021. A sub-working group was formed in April 2022 to develop an implementation plan, focusing on Capacity, Capability, and Māori Representation.

In 2023, council and TTMAC updated Tāiki ē to include actions for Water, Marine, Climate Crisis, and Economic Development. The updated document, endorsed by both parties, now encompasses the TTMAC Strategic Intent 2021 – 2040.

The updated Tāiki ē reflects the council’s long-term commitment to Te Tiriti partnerships and collaborative progress in Te Taitokerau.