Māori Development


- Associate Minister

Titewhai Harawira came to signify the essence of the Māori renaissance period, an awakening of Māoridom to not only the wrongs of our collective past, but just as importantly in setting in place a framework for the collective progression of our country through honouring the commitments of our forebearers to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the promises it holds for all.

Hon Willie Jackson

It has been an intrepid journey for this nation to bring forward and hold present the aspirations of our foundational agreement, in a way that reflects what was envisaged by ancestors who signed it. By 2040, Aotearoa will mark 200 years since the signing of the Treaty and the partnership intended between the Crown and Māori.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson and Minister for Māori Crown Relations Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis announced today the inaugural Matariki public holiday will be marked by a pre-dawn hautapu ceremony at Te Papa Tongarewa, and will be a part of a five-hour broadcast carried by all major broadcasters in Aoteaora/New Zealand.

Hon Kelvin Davis Hon Willie Jackson