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INVITATION

To the people of Aotearoa New Zealand,

We encourage you to share your vision and ideas about the fundamental rules that govern our country.

New Zealand’s constitution belongs to everyone. It provides a framework for the way all laws are made and it reflects our unique history as a society.

We realise the review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements may not be the first conversation that comes up at the kitchen table. People will want more background information before they can comment on such important issues.

With this in mind, the Panel has published New Zealand’s Constitution: The Conversation So Far as a starting point for discussion.

Early in 2013, the Panel will seek your views and provide more resources to stimulate discussion. These resources will be available online and in hard copy, available to everyone.

If you want to be notified of future website updates and how you can submit your views by
31 July 2013, please sign up here.

The Panel is committed to ensuring that you – along with your friends, whānau, family, work colleagues, community networks and iwi – have an opportunity to share your views.

We look forward to your involvement.

Yours sincerely,

Professor John Burrows & Sir Tipene O’Regan Constitutional Advisory Panel, Co-chairs

HE KARANGA

E ngā iwi o Aotearoa,

Ko mātau ēnei e whakatenatena ana i a koutou ki te tuku mai ō koutou whakaaro mō te tūāpapa o ngā ture o tō tātau whenua.

Nā tātau katoa te kaupapa ture o Aotearoa. Ko ia te anga e hangaia ai ō tātau ture, ā, ka whakaatu mai hoki i tō tātau porihanga me tō tātau hītōria ake.

E mōhio ana mātau ehara te arotake i ā tātau whakaritenga kaupapa ture te take makere mai i ngā waha i te tēpu kai, ā, e hiahia ana hoki ngā tāngata ki ētahi kōrero anō ka kōrero mai ai mō ēnei take nui.

Heoi anō, i whakaputa te Ranga i te pukapuka New Zealand’s Constitution: The Conversation So Far hei tīmatanga kōrero.

Hei te tīmatanga o 2013, ka kimi te Ranga i ō whakaaro, ka tuku anō hoki ētahi rauemi kia āta puta ai he kōrero anō i a koutou. Ka wātea atu ēnei rauemi ki runga ipurangi, hei tānga hoki ki te katoa.

Mehemea kei te hiahia pānui koe e pā ana ki ngā whakahounga ā muri ake nei, ka pēhea anō hoki te tuku mai ō whakaaro i mua i te 31 o Hōngongoi 2013, rēhita mai ki konei.

E herea ana te Ranga me te whakaū ka whai wāhi koe – me ō hoa, tō whānau, ō hoa mahi, tō hapori me tō iwi – ki te tuku mai ō whakaaro.

Mā te wā tātau e kōrerorero ai.

Nā māua, nā

Te Ahorangi John Burrows māua ko Tā Tipene O’Regan
Ngā Hemana Paheko, Te Ranga Kaupapa Ture