Kelvin Davis on mission to rejuvenate Crown-Māori relationship
Minister for Crown-Iwi Relations Kelvin Davis is about to embark on a nation-wide roadshow as a part of rejuvenating the relationship between the Crown and Māori. Mr Davis says the newly created role is about improving the way government departments engage with Māori and respond to Māori issues.
He says he plans to visit marae and communities across the country, including rūnanga, hapū, and rangatahi, to hear about what they think the relationship should look like. He also says that he is keen to talk about the difficult issues with iwi.
"Ko te hiahia kia rongo ai kia kōkirihia ai ngā take tino pakeke, ngā take he pakeke ki te kōrero, he uaua kia whakatau. Kua tīmata kē wētahi, e kōrero ngātahi ana ki wētahi iwi e pā ana ki ngā take o te hanga whare."
The first public hui will be held in Kaitaia in early April.