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DCE Māori, Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections
Beyond Consultation: Developments in Co-Design, Co-Management and Co-Governance with Iwi
Topia Rameka was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Māori at Ara Poutama Aotearoa in October 2019, after over 10years as the Chief Executive of Tuwharetoa Iwi Trust. The DCE Māori role was created as one of the first actions of the new Hōkai Rangi 2019-2024 strategy, focussed on maximising positive outcomes for Māori in the corrections system. Now, the DCE Māori business group has been resourced up to include a Rautaki Māori Strategy & Partnerships team as well as key organisational functions including Policy, Research & Evaluation, Psychology & Programmes, Reintegration & Housing, critical change portfolios and the Māori Pathways Programme.