Statement on te Tiriti o Waitangi

Government is committed to ensuring our future research, science and innovation system honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and gives life to the aspirations of Māori. This is a key element of success for a thriving and prosperous Aotearoa New Zealand.

In response to a strong call from the sector, MBIE has committed to a statement that outlines how Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be a key element of success in the research, science and innovation system.

The statement serves as a first step in supporting MBIE to develop policies and investments that honour Te Tiriti and the aspirations of Māori in research, science and innovation. It highlights the principles that have been, and will continue to be, guiding the system reforms.

Organisations that undertake research, science and innovation may wish to refer to the statement to understand MBIE’s intentions and directions, and to inform their own work to embed Te Tiriti in research, science and innovation.

To deliver on the Statement’s objective, MBIE will develop a work programme that upholds its Tiriti obligations and delivers the actions that will enable and align Te Ara Paerangi with Te Tiriti.

Last updated: 28 May 2024