Here it is, our podcast episode with Marama Royal, the Chair of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. The focus of discussion revolves around community engagement, viewed through the lens of te ao Māori, and the essential role of trust-building. We explore how trust is cultivated by following through on commitments, genuinely caring for one’s whānau (family) and community. Without a foundation of trust and confidence, meaningful engagement cannot be achieved. Consequently, the flow of quality information becomes compromised. Marama also states that it is crucial for initiatives to be locally led, regionally supported, and centrally funded.