The outgoing chief executive of the Ministry of Maori Development has delivered his final report to politicians.
Leith Comer ends his term with the department known as Te Puni Kokiri on Sunday.
Mr Comer and his executive team spoke before the Maori Affairs Committee at Parliament on Wednesday morning - covering topics such as Whanau Ora and the rebuilding of Christchurch.
Before delving into business, Mr Comer, reflected on his term in the public sector.
He told the committee that it's been a real privilege to be part of the machinery of government.
Mr Comer says he's admired the commitment by Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples and former Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia to improve the lives of Maori people.
Te Papa Museum's Maori leader, Michelle Hippolite, takes over as Te Puni Kokiri chief executive next month.