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Our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi

  1. The Independent Police Conduct Authority acknowledges the constitutional status of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.
  2. In discharging our statutory obligations, including under the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988 and the Crimes of Torture Act 1989, we will use our best endeavours to act consistently with Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and ensure that our policies, practices, and procedures reflect this commitment.
  3. In order to achieve those commitments, and to ensure that they inform and guide the way in which the IPCA discharges its statutory obligations, we will:
    1. Embark upon a programme of cultural competency, directed at deepening our collective of understanding of te ao Māori and knowledge of tikanga Māori;
    2. Support staff who wish to learn te reo, and promote and encourage the use of te reo Māori in the workplace; and
    3. In order to enhance the public understanding of the IPCA’s role, and access to its services, strive to build our capacity to engage with Māori.

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