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Statistics on the size and demographic characteristics of iwi affiliates are needed:
- to allow the Crown and iwi to monitor the performance of Treaty of Waitangi obligations
- to assist in allocating resources and funds to iwi
- to assist iwi in planning social and economic developments
- to assist Waitangi Tribunal decisions on land ownership, fishing rights, etc
- to assist central, regional, and local government agencies planning and providing services to iwi in areas such as housing, health, social welfare, and special assistance programmes
- to assist local government in the administration of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Classification of iwi
Iwi is a hierarchical classification with two levels.
Level 1 represents Iwi region (rohe) and is to be used for summary purposes only, and does not imply any future or present confederation of Iwi. Level 2 shows individual Iwi.
Level 1 has 14 categories and level 2 has 128 categories – excluding residual categories. The residual categories are defined in Glossary and references.
||Iwi – New Zealand Standard Classification
3 July 2009