The Issue of Significance 2021
28 June 2021
The Schedule of Issues of Significance (IoS) is a statutory document that guides the Board’s advocacy to Auckland Council, Local Boards and Council-Controlled Organisations, for and on behalf of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.
The IoS also supports the development of robust partnerships between mana whenua, mātāwaka and local government. This updated version covers the original 29 issues of significance which all connect to actions of importance for improving outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.
10 March 2020
Incorporating Māori cultural values and aspirations into all aspects of Council decision-making and planning for the future development of Tāmaki Makaurau has positive benefits for all Aucklanders, the Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, David Taipari, says.
14 October 2019
Board Chairman, David Taipari, takes stock of the last three years and reflects on pushing Māori interests to the forefront at Auckland Council where the future direction of New Zealand’s largest and most prosperous city, and home to Aotearoa’s largest and growing urban Māori youth population, is determined.
30 April 2019
The Independent Māori Statutory Board (the Board) welcomes the Salvation Army-led community housing sector KiwiBuy campaign calling for community housing investment for vulnerable whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau, Board housing spokesperson, Tony Kake, said today.
3 December 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board (the Board) today released the Kāinga Strategic Action Plan, a plan which delivers on the aspirations of the Auckland Māori Housing Summit in April by setting out a series of priority actions targeting real change.
26 November 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board welcomes the government’s announcement of an Urban Development Authority to promote much-needed regeneration of housing in Tāmaki Makaurau, Board Chairman, David Taipari, said today.
14 November 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board welcomes the appointment of the Hon Nanaia Mahuta as Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development with responsibility for Māori outcomes.
4 October 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board has approved the draft Kāinga strategic action plan for consultation, and the document along with supporting material has been released today.
17 September 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board is congratulating Aucklanders for getting behind Te Wiki o Te Reo (Māori Language Week) and showing their support for te reo Māori.
7 August 2018
The Independent Māori Statutory Board (the Board) says despite anticipated improvements to transport expected to come from revenue from the regional fuel tax, the Auckland Council and the Government urgently need to come up with ways to offset the fuel tax’s impact on low-income Auckland households, particularly for Māori living
25 July 2018
An independent audit of Auckland Council’s (Council) activities to improve Māori economic, social and cultural and environmental development in Tāmaki Makaurau has found that Council has made significant efforts to address a high number of outstanding recommended actions from the previous 2014/15 audit, Independent Māori Statutory Board (Board) Chairman, David
16 April 2018
The Auckland Māori Housing Summit is an opportunity for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau to help shape the future of housing development in Auckland, and to address housing issues in the region with key government Ministers, the Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, David Taipari says.
19 September 2017
The Independent Māori Statutory Board welcomes a raft of new Auckland Council initiatives that will increase visibility of te reo Māori.
26 October 2017
The new coalition government’s commitment to building homes and tackling housing affordability are crucial initiatives, and the Board is encouraging Ministers to work closely with councils, iwi and housing organisations.
27 November 2017
An independent assessment of Auckland Council’s activities to improve Māori economic, social and cultural and environmental development in Tāmaki Makaurau highlights ongoing and significant missed opportunities, not only for Auckland Māori, but for the region as a whole, Chairman of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, (the Board) David Taipari, says.