Transparency Statement – Collection, Use and Sharing of Information

This transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) in accordance with the Information Gathering Model Standards.

Te Puni Kōkiri does not have any law enforcement, regulatory compliance responsibilities, and does not gather any information for these purposes.

Te Puni Kōkiri has the following responsibilities under the Ministry of Māori Development Act 1991 (the Act):

  1. Promoting increases in the levels of achievement attained by Māori with respect to-
    1. Education;
    2. Training and employment;
    3. Health;
    4. Economic resource development;
  2. Monitoring, and liaising with, each department and agency that provides or has a responsibility to provide services to or for Māori for the purpose of ensuring the adequacy of those services.
  3. The responsibilities of the Ministry of Māori Development above are in addition to other responsibilities conferred on the Ministry from time to time.

Te Puni Kōkiri collects information from individuals and whānau for the purpose of fulfilling its responsibilities under the Act, including information necessary for funding purposes, consultation regarding policy and law reform proposals, treaty settlement processes, appointments and general queries in relation to Te Puni Kōkiri services.

The security of our premises is managed in accordance with the Protective Security Requirements Guide for Te Puni Kōkiri, government Protective Security Requirements, government procurement rules and our health and safety policy.  The security of our information is managed in accordance with the Protective Security Requirements Guide for Te Puni Kōkiri, our Personal Information Policy and Personal Information processes, the Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005. The information we hold is used only for the purpose for which it is collected or as otherwise advised, including as described in our Personal Information Policy. 

Note where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the physical security of staff, or the security of information or places, we will engage an appropriate authority such as the NZ Police.

Should we identify a need to gather information in scope of the model standards in future, we will ensure compliance with Information Gathering Model Standards, and update this transparency statement.

This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us to provide services to Te Puni Kōkiri.

Enquiries and complaints

If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us at the following address: info@tpk.govt.nz.

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