Our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document.
Ihi Aotearoa (Sport NZ) is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation.
We honour our Te Tiriti Statement through the principles of:
Partnership – Ihi Aotearoa (Sport NZ) is committed to partnership with Tangata Whenua. We will through joint action, agree on a partnership approach and kaupapa that mutually benefit the partnership, to improve the wellbeing of Tangata Whenua and all New Zealanders.
Protection – Ihi Aotearoa (Sport NZ) is committed to the active protection of Māori tikanga, te reo, taonga, and matauranga Māori. Through our partnerships and relationships with Tangata Whenua, we will support the realisation of Tangata Whenua tino rangatiratanga.
Participation – Ihi Aotearoa (Sport NZ) is committed to equitable and accessible opportunities for tangata whenua and all New Zealanders. We value the need for culturally distinctive pathways that enable tangata whenua and all New Zealanders to participate and succeed as themselves.
We are committed to partnership with Tangata Whenua and the protection of Māori culture and taonga. We value the distinctiveness that Tangata Whenua bring to physical activity and our success on the world stage. We believe a strong bi-cultural foundation is critical to our national identity and wellbeing.
Aotearoa New Zealand will realise its full potential in Play, Active Recreation and Sport when Tangata Whenua and all New Zealanders are able to participate and succeed as themselves.