In May 2020, the Iwi Chairs Forum put out a call encouraging people to share their vision in re-imagining the future for New Zealand post-Covid-19.

“Covid-19 has given us the opportunity to pause and reflect on how we would like to be as a nation. We have a special chance to build a country based on our shared values,”… That’s about our constitution and constitutions should come out of communities not governments. Why would iwi leaders be interested in community vision? Iwi leaders have always worked with communities in creating future pathways as demonstrated in the 1835 Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840.”

Ngāti Kahu leader Professor Margaret Mutu, RNZ 10 May 2020

NWO’s contribution is this visual and our accompanying statement.