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On Demand

Investigations Involving Indigenous Communities in New Zealand

Shelley Kopu |  Andrew Scott Howman
42 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Sep 10, 2021
Access till 12/10/2021 after purchase.


The broadening appreciation of obligations to indigenous and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), together with the significant participation of Māori in and across all sectors, mean inevitably, that Pākeha (non-Māori) investigators, who are engaged by Māori and/or work with Māori, will need to develop an understanding of Te Ao Māori (the world view from Māori). This session will focus on what investigators should be aware of when working with Māori, and how investigations involving Māori may be conducted appropriately.



Shelley Kopu's Profile

Shelley Kopu

Shelley is the principal of her specialist employment law firm, working with both employers and employees, across all aspects of employment law, including mediation, litigation, compliance, investigations and best practice.

Andrew Scott Howman's Profile

Andrew Scott Howman

Port Nicholson Chambers

Andrew has previously worked as an employment law partner and as a partner as the Crown Solicitor’s Office. He is now a Barrister at Port Nicholson Chambers and Co-Chair of AAWI.