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Our specic functions under the Families Commission Act 2003 are to: >encourage and facilitate informed debate about families >increase public awareness and promote better understanding of matters affecting families >encourage and facilitate the development and provision of government policies that promote andserve the interests of families >consider any matter relating to the interests of families referred to us by any Minister of the Crown >stimulate and promote research into families, for example by funding and undertaking research >consult with, or refer matters to, other ofcial bodies or statutory agencies.Our specic functions under the Whänau Strategic Framework (2009–2012, p. 5) are to develop anoperating environment which is regarded by whänau, Mäori, iwi and key stakeholders as representativeof an organisation that: >listens to the voice of whänau >has regard to the needs, values and beliefs of Mäori as tangata whenua, as required under Section 11(a)of the Families Commission Act 2003 >promotes and maintains whänau strength and resiliency >promotes whänau ora through the activities of advocacy, engagement, policy development and research.
Tënä tätau katoa. Ko te mihi tuatahi ki te Kaihanga, näna nei ngä mea katoa. Ko te papa marae e mahoramai i waho ra, tae noa hoki ki te tipuna whare e awhi nei i a tätau, tëna hoki körua.E ngä waka, e ngä reo, e ngä karanga maha, tënä koutou, tënä koutou, tënä koutou katoa. Tënä hoki tätaue kawe nei hoki i ngä moemoeä o ngä iwi Mäori i roto i tënei ao hurihuri me öna piki me öna heke. Kia oratätau katoa.The Commission and the author wish to acknowledge all those who have lived through the key turningpoints discussed in this report. We acknowledge the whänau who keep the res of mana whenua andmana moana burning. We acknowledge those who work tirelessly for the wellbeing of all people often inchallenging circumstances.Many people have contributed to this report. We would like to thank Entrepreneurship New Zealand fortheir contribution in the initial stages. We are grateful for the support and feedback from Matene Love andthe Commission’s Whänau Reference Group: Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, Maxine Rennie, Dr Cath Love,Moe Milne, Barbara Greer, Megan Joe, Wharehoka Wano and Tim Rochford; Commissioners, in particularKim Workman, and the Commission staff: in particular Dr Kathie Irwin, Bobby Newson, Doug Hauraki,Huia O’Sullivan, Sue Van Daatselaar and Margaret Retter. We are also grateful to the members of a projectadvisory group who provided input during the initial phases of the project. Families CommissionPublic Trust BuildingLevel 6, 117-125 Lambton QuayPO Box 2839Wellington 6140Telephone: 04 917 7040Email: email@example.comGiving New Zealand families a voice
Te reo o te whänau Cover image: Sheet 1 from Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Maharao te Käwanatanga, Wellington Ofce
[Archives reference: IA 9/9 Sheet 1]