Haemata Limited (2022), Māori perspectives on public accountability.

Educating the community, forming closer connections, actively listening, learning about Māori worldviews and continuing to ask what else can be done will go some way to addressing misperception in the role of the Auditor-General and building trust and confidence in the Public Sector. However, this does come with one caveat – there will need to be positive and observable shift in the way the public sector and the Office responds to the things that matter most to Māori.

Haemata Limited would like to acknowledge the contributions of all participants who generously gave their time and willingly shared their views and experiences on trust and confidence and the implications for public accountability. Kei te māpu whakaō i te karanga, nā koutou i rangatira ai te kaupapa nei. Nei ā mātou mihi ki a koutou katoa.

We would also like to express our thanks to the Office for having the foresight to inquire into the views that have been expressed in this report. We are of the belief that there is much to be gained from this piece of work and we hope that this has and will continue to contribute to a better public accountability system in Aotearoa New Zealand – one that is unique to us. Kei te Tumuaki o te Mana Arotake, nā koutou te whakakitenga, nā koutou anō hoki te tītoki nei i whakatō, heoi anō tā mātou, he whāngai, he poipoi. Hei te wā tītoki kitea atu ai tōna ātaahua me ōna purapura e puāwai mai ana hei oranga mō tātou katoa.

Nā mātou o Haemata,
nā Hineihaea Murphy mātou ko Te Aorangi Murphy-Fell, ko Jenny Solomon, ko Atawhai Tibble.