Taumata Arowai–the Water Services Regulator Bill

Subpart 3—Operations of Taumata Arowai

18 Operating principles

(1)

Taumata Arowai must ensure that its performance and delivery of its objectives, functions, and duties are guided and informed by the operating principles set out in subsection (2).

(2)

The operating principles are—

(a)

building and maintaining credibility and integrity, so that Taumata Arowai is trusted by consumers, regulated parties, Māori, and government:

(b)

ensuring that Taumata Arowai has suitable expertise to build and maintain confidence in its capability as a regulator:

(c)

developing sector capability, by promoting collaboration, education, and training:

(d)

partnering and engaging meaningfully with other people and organisations:

(e)

partnering and engaging early and meaningfully with Māori, including to inform how Taumata Arowai can—

(i)

give effect to Te Mana o te Wai; and

(ii)

understand, support, and enable the exercise of mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori and kaitiakitanga.