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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

This document is based on and is consistent with the Iwi Statistical Standard and Classification published by Stats NZ (statistical standard). It outlines a set of minimum standards that apply across the health and disability system to collect, record and use iwi affiliation data. Integration of these protocols into the health and disability system will assist in the ongoing process of improving the quality, accuracy and consistency of iwi affiliation data.

The Ministry of Health recognises the rights and interests of Māori in the collection, ownership and application of data. In the spirit of partnership, we are actively working together to understand our obligations and responsibilities with respect to Māori data sovereignty and governance. This document respects the importance of collecting Māori descent and iwi affiliation data.