Local Government Act 2002

  • Warning: Some amendments have not yet been incorporated
  • This version was reprinted on 2 May 2017 to make a correction to section 233 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012 and then to make a correction to Schedule 13A clause 1 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
81 Contributions to decision-making processes by Māori

(1)

A local authority must—

(a)

establish and maintain processes to provide opportunities for Māori to contribute to the decision-making processes of the local authority; and

(b)

consider ways in which it may foster the development of Māori capacity to contribute to the decision-making processes of the local authority; and

(c)

provide relevant information to Māori for the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b).

(2)

A local authority, in exercising its responsibility to make judgments about the manner in which subsection (1) is to be complied with, must have regard to—

(a)

the role of the local authority, as set out in section 11; and

(b)

such other matters as the local authority considers on reasonable grounds to be relevant to those judgments.