Local Government Act 2002

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Department of Internal Affairs
4 Treaty of Waitangi

In order to recognise and respect the Crown’s responsibility to take appropriate account of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to maintain and improve opportunities for Māori to contribute to local government decision-making processes, Parts 2 and 6 provide principles and requirements for local authorities that are intended to facilitate participation by Māori in local authority decision-making processes.