Here is the approach the Inquiry is taking, given the scope of what we have been asked to do in the Terms of Reference and the interwoven nature of the issues:

  • Open and inclusive engagement with a broad range of people.  We take a people-centred approach.  Listening to a wide range of communities and stakeholders – and listening well – will inform our findings.  People's stories and ideas are at the centre of our work. 

  • Building on existing knowledge and work because many of the problems with the current system are already known and have been voiced by a range of individuals and agencies. We are drawing on that knowledge and those suggestions for improvement.

  • Focus on solutions rather than simply redefining the problems. We will look to the future. We will recommend doable solutions, both locally and nationally.

Our shared values

Here are the values that guide how the Inquiry Panel works with others, and as a whānau together:

  • Aroha – love, compassion, empathy
  • Whanaungatanga – relationship, kinship, sense of connection
  • Kotahitanga – unity, togetherness, solidarity, collective action
  • Whakamana – respect for everyone’s mana and connections
  • Mahitahi – collaboration, cooperation
  • Tūmanako pai – hope, positiveness.

We are committed to having a Korowai or cloak of care over everything we do.

Korowai (cloak)

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