Past work

Human Rights & Race Relations - Whakawhanaungatanga a iwi

“We will pursue a policy of eliminating racial discrimination in all its forms.”


The Commission launched its major report card on the state of human rights in New Zealand on 10 December, 2010, International Human Rights Day. Called Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 – Nga Tika Tangata O Aotearoa 2010, the report card analyses the full spectrum of human rights. It identifies where New Zealand does well, and where it could do better to meet the challenges of poverty, entrenched inequality and discrimination.

The report card is an update on the Commission’s first report, Human Rights in New Zealand Today Nga Tika Tangata O Te Motu, published in 2004. The 2004 report formed the basis for the New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights 2005-2010 – Mana ki te Tangata.

Human Rights and Race Relations

The Human Rights in New Zealand Review included a number of chapters relating to race relations and diversity. These include:

Full report and summary report

You can also read the Human Rights in New Zealand report in full: