Moving forward, keeping the past in front of us : Treaty settlements, conservation co-governance and communication.

Author: Dodson, Giles

Date: 2014-12-22

Publisher: Unitec ePress

Type: Unclassified

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At present there is well-established recognition in New Zealand of Māori and the Crown as constitutional partners to the Treaty of Waitangi1 and commitment to partnership is widely articulated in official and public discourses. This essay addresses the current issue of how developments in Treaty policy and new institutions arising from settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims can inform the development of institutions of co-governance within national conservation policy. This discussion is contexualised by an examination of currently evolving marine conservation policy. The essay argues that communication, as a discipline conventionally outside policy – especially science dominated conservation policy – has much to offer policymakers as we seek to understand best practice partnership and co-governance arrangements emerging from Treaty settlements.

Subjects: conservation, Treaty of Waitangi, conservation policy, 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity, 180203 Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi), Kaitiakitanga, Tiriti o Waitangi

Copyright: Communication Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Collection of Research Essays, Edited by Giles Dodson & Evangelia Papoutsaki, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.