Te Tiriti in policy-making Webinar

Te Titiri o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi in policy making

IPANZ Webinar, 20 March 2024

Presenter: Will Collin, Principal Advisor, Te Tiriti me te ao Māori policy, Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao.


While politics around Te Tiriti o Waitangi's application is a hot topic in 2024, Prime Minister Luxon is clear his Government will honour Te Tiriti. So how does the public sector to do this well? Through the craft of policy making.

Irrespective of political persuasions and directions, the public sector must always provide free and frank advice. This includes undertaking best practice Te Tiriti policy analysis.

This webinar takes a ‘lessons learned’ approach to the application of Te Tiriti and its principles to policy making, focusing on experiences from the reform of New Zealand’s resource management legislation 2021-2023. The intention is to share the lessons learned to date by the Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao in order to share these insights across the public sector.

About the presenter

Will Collin (Ngāti Pāoa) is a Te Tiriti and te ao Māori policy expert and thought leader. He works as a principal advisor at the Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao, and has previously worked at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki and the Waikato Regional Council Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato. Will has a Master of Public Policy degree, and has delivered training courses and presentations on Te Tiriti, including guest lectures at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.


This package contains three resources:

• Video of the webinar (55 minutes).

• Powerpoint slides used in the webinar.

• Background paper describing well-established principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi from the Courts and Waitangi Tribunal.

Presentation slides - IPANZ webinar - Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles in policy-making.pdf

Descriptions of well-established principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.pdf