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A Te Tiriti o Waitangi-Informed Approach to Spaces & Places

Provision for Physical Activity

A Te Tiriti o Waitangi-Informed Approach to Spaces & Places

Provision for Physical Activity

Why take a Te Tiriti o Waitangi approach?

One of Sport New Zealand’s functions is to promote and support the development and implementation of play,
physical recreation, and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate to Māori. As such, honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a priority for Sport New Zealand, who are committed to a bicultural future that genuinely embraces partnership, protection, and participation.

Embedding a mātauranga Māori approach will provide an opportunity for learning and development for those
involved with spaces and places planning and development. If done well, it can also ensure spaces and places can help realise the aspirations of tangata whenua for their land and subsequently improved wellbeing outcomes for their people and all New Zealanders.

A framework to guide practice

Sport New Zealand’s Futures Thinking proposed a preferred future state that is represented by five pou
(pillars), or characteristics, that align to the key principles of this framework. This guidance will assist enablers and providers of spaces and places to give effect to the key principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The five pou provide a framework to guide practice. An explanation of each pou, key indicators of success, and recommendations for and/or examples of application are outlined on the following pages.

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