Te Tiriti o Waitangi Audit Reports
Every three years the Board conducts a Te Tiriti o Waitangi Audit to assess the Auckland Council group's performance in acting in accordance with statutory references to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and statutory responsibilities to Māori in Tamaki Makaurau. The audit process enables the Board to provide guidance on what is required of council and council organisations and how to achieve those requirements.
PWC Assessment of Expenditure
In 2017 the Board commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to assess the effectiveness of Auckland Council systems for planning and expenditure on projects earmarked to improve Māori outcomes in the previous two financial years. It followed a similar effectiveness assessment carried out by KPMG in 2014.
The Board was interested in how effective the Te Toa Takitini group of Council and Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) senior managers had been in strengthening Council’s effectiveness for Māori and optimising post-Treaty settlement opportunities. Te Toa Takitini was established in response to the 2014 assessment report.
The assessment pointed to some improvement in Council and CCOs acting in the interests of Māori, but found the effectiveness of that action had been variable.
KPMG Assessment of Expenditure
In 2014 KPMG was commissioned to provide a report similar to the one by PwC outlined above.