The Board has a statutory responsibility to promote Issues of Significance to Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and to monitor Auckland Council performance in responding effectively to these. The issues of significance to Māori within the Auckland Council region are wide ranging and cover issues for both central and local government.
Issues of Significance
The Schedule of Issues of Significance to Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau is a core publication for the Board. It is a dynamic document that is responsive to the evolving needs and priorities of Māori within Tāmaki Makaurau. Each new Board confirms its updated Schedule of Issues of Significance to Mana Whenua and Mataawaka in Tāmaki Makaurau and communicates this to Auckland Council.
The Schedule of Issues of Significance guides the Board’s partnership with Auckland Council, Council Controlled Organisations, as well as other agencies and the private sector. It highlights the issues and opportunities to be considered in planning and resourcing by these organisations. In particular, it defines where Auckland Council has a major responsibility for action.
The actions identified in the 2017 Schedule of Issues of Significance are assigned to specific parts of Auckland Council, including Local Boards and individual Council Owned Organisations (CCOs), and focus on better policy, improved processes and specific projects that will have a transformational and enduring impact on Māori outcomes.
The Board advances the The Schedule of Issues of Significance by providing advice to Auckland Council and by working with council on the design and execution of its plans, documents and processes.
The Schedule of Issues of Significance also assists the Board in planning and prioritising its programme of advocacy on issues and outcomes for Māori.