Media 17 Feb 2020
A delegation from the congress of New Caledonia are in New Zealand for a week-long visit, according to the New Zealand Parliament media release.
Congress President, Roch Wamytan will be leading the delegation and priorities for the visit include understanding the Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Māori entrepreneurship and the incorporation of Māori values and approaches in public services.
"As a Pacific country, New Zealand's relationship with its Pacific neighbours is very important, and I look forward to furthering our relationship with New Caledonia," says Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard.
"This visit will provide the opportunity for on-going knowledge sharing and building relationships with our Parliamentary colleagues."
The congress begins their tour today in Rotorua where they will visit Te Puia - a key cultural and education institution and will visit the New Zealand Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday.
The tour will conclude in Auckland where the congress will have discussions with Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority and the Manukau Urban Māori Authority.
Image: President of New Caledonia's Congress, Roch Wamytan