The word ‘governance’ broadly describes how an organisation is run – whether that organisation is a business, not-for-profit, charity, nation, or other entity. ‘Governance’ is essentially a catch-all term for the processes and systems that organisations use to protect and grow assets. It serves to give structure, direction, transparency, and accountability.
‘Māori Governance’ is governance in a Māori context. It relates to how Māori organisations are structured, with the incorporation of Māori Governance principles.