Peter Dunne, who was leader of United Future and served as a minister in former National and Labour governments, is right to remind us that “co-governance” is not a new idea, It has been at the heart of many of the successful treaty settlements of the past 30 years, he points out in an article posted on Newsroom.
“In the specific instances where it has been applied, it has generally worked well.”
A recent Stuff headline echoed this: How co-governance is already working
The accompanying article began:
Co-governance is back in the headlines. Glenn McConnell looks at what it means and how it’s already working.
McConnell began by recalling the passage of the Waikato River Settlement Act in 2010 which (a) called for government funding to clean up the Waikato River and (b) established a co-governance board to manage the river’s restoration.
The resultant Waikato River Authority is governed by 10 board members – five appointed by the Crown, the other five from Waikato tribes. Continue reading “The co-governance debate – why Singapore would eschew such a model (and look how well the people of that nation are doing)”