Te Hiku Iwi Social Development and Wellbeing Accord
Te Hiku Social Accord is about empowering whanau living in Te Hiku o Te Ika and helping them to improve the quality of their lives. The Accord was Signed by the Prime Minister and his Ministers in Waitangi 5th February in 2013,
The Accord is about Crown agencies working collaboratively with Te Hiku iwi on the co-design of solutions for our whanau and community in Te Hiku. Te Hiku has been and will continue to meet regularly with Government Departments to ensure they are meeting their obligations to remove disparities and create socio-economic equity for our iwi, hapu and whanau.
The approach being pursued is a multi-agency one, which requiring a significant paradigm shift in the way departments have historically operated and serviced the needs of the Te Hiku community.
The work will be founded on sound evidence and data, with jointly agreed measures between the Crown and Iwi. The Accord will seek best out practice, help to achieve cost effectiveness and real results in terms of outcomes for the people, not just for Māori but for the whole Te Hiku community.
Rangitane Marsden, Co-Chair Te Hiku Iwi Secretariat for the Social Accord