1 November 2017  Reports

Whānau, hapū and iwi

“Whānau, hapū and iwi” has been embedded in care and protection and youth justice legislation for over 25 years but is frequently overlooked.

In the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 / Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989, once all the legislative changes are in force (July 2019), the terms “whānau, hapū, iwi” or “whānau, hapū and iwi” will appear a total of 32 times.

The new terms “mana tamaiti (tamariki)”, “whakapapa” and “whanaungatanga” have been referred to as the three ‘pou’ of the legislation. The term “mana tamaiti” will appear a total of 7 times, “whakapapa” will appear 12 times, and “whanaungatanga” will appear 8 times.