This benefit cluster is about te ao Māori (Māori world view) values, which are intertwined with obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). This benefit incorporates both historical and contemporary evolving values that should be considered to understand the potential and realised benefits. It is about benefits realised due to integration of elements that respond to specific Māori concerns.

The Land Transport Management Act 2003 and the Resource Management Act 1991 capture the responsibilities of Waka Kotahi and approved organisations in regards to Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link)

Resource Management Act 1991(external link)

The Waka Kotahi Māori strategy, Te ara kotahi, outlines the desired outcomes and benefits it is looking to achieve.

Te ara kotahi, our Māori strategy

Engagement with Māori stakeholders from the earliest stages of relevant business case is essential to consider the Māori view. Guidance on the level of engagement with Māori is outlined as part of the Hononga ki te iwi, our Māori engagement framework.

Hononga ki te iwi, our Māori engagement framework


One benefit sits beneath this benefit cluster:

12.1 Impacts on te ao Māori


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