Meeting: Open Government Partnership engagement process for the next phases
Date: 2 February 2022
Te Kawa Mataaho (TKM): Heather Baggott (Deputy Public Service Commissioner); Hugo Vitalis (Deputy Commissioner, Integrity Ethics and Standards); Sarah Metwell; Dean Rosson; Stephen Moore; Christine Lloyd; Rachel Greer; Arpita Das
EAP: Suzanne Snively; Sarah Colcord
CSO: Julie Haggie (TINZ), Katharine Peet (Network Waitangi Otautahi), Maureen Gillon (Trust Democracy NZ), Rochelle Stewart-Allen (Hui E! Aotearoa), Lisa Wood (Amnesty International)
Apologies: John Henare (Te Arawhiti)
Welcome and introductions
Heather Baggott, statutory Deputy Public Service Commissioner who has a particular focus on the Māori-Crown interface, welcomed the attendees.
Topics for discussion
- Outline the OGP engagement process and how best to increase Māori participation and diversity for the next phases
- Discuss how this engagement is based on the Te Arawhiti engagement spectrum and the Te Puni Kōkiri framework
Outline the OGP engagement process and how best to increase Māori participation and diversity for the next phases
There was a recap of the work being done before Christmas around the engagement process to bring in more Māori voices.
This was followed by discussion on the process for developing the next National Action Plan, and in particular how to create the opportunity for increased participation by Māori.
Feedback from the group was the proposed approach needed a contextual statement to clarify the role of Māori as treaty partners as well as citizens. There was discussion about amending the terminology, in particluar the term citizen, which TKM will reconsider.
TKM highlighted the establishment of the statutory Māori Advisory Committee and the engagement underway across the system. It is important to be aware of duplication of consultation and engagement which can lead to the risk of over engagement and frustration, especially from Māori.
TKM, EAP and CSOs agreed that it was important to include Māori technical experts and practitioners within agencies who have done in-depth consultation with Māori communities to bring in diverse perspectives. It was important to get the process right to ensure we are hearing from the right voices.
TKM reiterated this was an ongoing journey with continuous learning as we deliver.
Discuss how this engagement is based on the Te Arawhiti engagement spectrum and the Te Puni Kōkiri framework
CSOs want to see more connection between the Te Arawhiti engagement and the proposed OGP approach. It was suggested the vision is made clearer with respect to Te Tiriti to get widespread perspectives.
CSOs offered to provide a high-level draft of the OGP engagement vision in two weeks’ time. This offer was supported by TKM.
CSOs to provide a high-level draft of the OGP engagement vision in two weeks’ time.
TKM let group know if feedback received from the Minister on summer reading pack.