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- Have your Say

Te Mana Ākonga want to actively support tauira Māori to have their say and influence the laws passed by Parliament.

The Formal Inquiry into Student Accommodation

The COVID-19 National lockdown of Aotearoa exposed and exacerbated the poor and inconsistent treatment of students by halls of residences. As a result, the Education and Workforce Select Committee have launched an Inquiry into Student Accommodation. This Inquiry focuses on capturing the experiences of students in accommodation in order to bring about much needed reform and regulation to ensure the manaakitanga of students. 


Te Mana Ākonga recognises that the process to submit your whakaaro should be as simple as possible, so we’ve prepared an easy template and submission form below. The aim is that we help provide relevant examples and a Māori perspective on the issue, so you can form your own opinion and make your submission at the same time.


All submissions that we receive will be sent to the Education and Workforce Select Committee. The template is based on the twelve points that the Inquiry focuses on. 


For more Information on the inquiry click here.

To note:

‘Student Accommodation’ refers to both halls of residence and any other accommodation owned, managed or organised by a tertiary provider. This includes ‘Uni Flats’ or ‘Kiwi Host’ arrangements.


‘Tertiary providers’ include universities, polytechnics, wānanga, industry training organisations (ITOs) and private training establishments (PTEs).

Making a submission is like presenting your opinion directly to decision makers in Parliament

That's why it's important the Māori voice is heard

(This video from our Tiriti Partner NZUSA gives an overview of the inquiry)

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Make a Submission - Inquiry into Student Accommodation
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