The Treaty of Waitangi, Local Government and Indigenous Homelessness in New Zealand

Author: Brennan Rigby, Independent Māori Statutory Board
Publication Date: September 2016
Published by: Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

This article focusses on Auckland Council's obligations to Māori and its responses to Māori homelessness. A trans-Tasman discussion of Indigenous homelessness invites consideration of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi (the Treaty) to the response to rough-sleeping in Auckland, as a key trans-Tasman colonial difference. 

This article features in the September 2016 edition of Parity Magazine, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons, Victoria’s peak homelessness advocacy body. This special joint edition of Parity, 'Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and New Zealand' is dedicated to the examination and discussion of the various policy and practice responses to Indigenous homelessness in Australia and New Zealand.