Supporting diversity, inclusion and cultural competency

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that brings together different perspectives and experiences. We value our people’s unique backgrounds, qualities and contributions. We have begun implementing the diversity, inclusion and equity actions and measures outlined in our People Strategy, which is also in development.

We have implemented a Partnering with Māori Framework to better engage with Māori, understand Māori perspectives of infrastructure and build the cultural competency of our people. This has seen the introduction of te reo Māori classes, participation in Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and learning opportunities on te ao Māori, including presentations from the Treasury on He Ara Waiora (the Māori perspective of wellbeing).

Our website continues to meet the New Zealand Government Accessibility Web Standards 1.1 and 2.1 and our key reports, reviews and other content incorporate te reo Māori translation. We are committed to working in the next five years on ensuring that all information intended for the public is accessible to everyone.

Through our Engagement and People team we have also continued to ensure there are equal opportunities for all New Zealanders to engage with Te Waihanga. We have ensured that all our engagement opportunities provide accessible and alternative formats, including translations, online and offline versions and screen-reader-friendly options.