Monday, August 3, 2020

Breaking Views Update: Week of 2.08.20

Monday August 3, 2020

Jacinda Ardern launches Labour's campaign to keep Māori seats

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched Labour's Māori seat campaign in Auckland today, pleading for supporters not to take anything for granted.

She received a rockstar welcome from her Māori MPs, with list MP Willie Jackson calling her "an angel".

Ardern said Jackson had been one of the more surprising friendships she had formed in Parliament but she valued it......
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Funding to restore significant Māori sites in Far North
The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $8.75 million to restore significant historic sites at Ōhaeawai in the Far North, upgrade marae and fund fencing and riparian planting.

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones made the announcements following a service at the historic St Michael’s Anglican Church at Ōhaeawai today......
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Māori cultural appropriation, or simply a fish? Restaurateurs in stoush over 'kingi' name
Two of Auckland's hippest restaurateurs have engaged in an online stoush over whether the name of a new restaurant, kingi, is a case of Māori cultural appropriation or merely a shortening for kingfish.

However this week, Hishon responded to some heated comments on Instagram from the founder of Auckland restaurant Coco's Cantina, Damaris Coulter, who accused him of appropriating the Māori word for King – kīngi......
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Maori tourism operators say Covid-19 'like a really long tangi' 

Sunday August 2, 2020

Securing healthy futures for all Māori
The Government has committed to improving Māori health and wellbeing over the next five years.
The Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health) today released Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 which sets the pathway towards achieving healthy futures for all Māori.

Whakamaua outlines a suite of actions that will help to achieve four high-level outcomes. These are:

* Iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities exercising their authority to improve their health and wellbeing.

* Ensuring the health and disability system is fair and sustainable and delivers more equitable outcomes for Māori.

* Addressing racism and discrimination in all its forms.

* Protecting mātauranga Māori throughout the health and disability system......
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Apanui challenges council on whare fee
Te Whānau a Apanui is challenging fees Ōpōtiki District Council is charging for low cost housing on Māori land.

The iwi wants to bring the relocatable units up to Raukokore to provide housing for whānau moving back to work on horticulture and other businesses which will be created through a water storage scheme.

But spokesperson Willie Te Aho says the council wants to charge $5000 a whare.........
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Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi chair appointed to key role on tourism taskforce
Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi chair Ngahiwi Tomoana has been appointed to a key role on a national tourism taskforce table.

The Tourism Futures Taskforce will meet regularly and is expected to deliver draft recommendations to Cabinet in December 2020.

The Tourism Futures Taskforce members were confirmed on Saturday by Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis at an event at Whakarewarewa in Rotorua on Saturday.

Davis said the " main purpose of the independent Tourism Futures Taskforce is to lead the thinking on the future of tourism in New Zealand''.

Joining co-chairs Hon Steve Chadwick and Grant Webster are:
Anna Pollock – founder of Conscious Travel
Ngahiwi Tomoana – Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
Nick Judd – former Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliance Officer, Air New Zealand
Sue Suckling, Independent Director and Strategy Consultant
Takurua (Tak) Mutu – Co-Owner and Director of MDA Group

"They will advise government on what changes we can make to the tourism system, so that tourism enriches Aotearoa and the wellbeing of New Zealanders," Davis said......
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Labour throws support behind Matariki becoming a public holiday
The Labour Party has thrown its support behind the campaign to make Matariki a public holiday, but not all the country’s major parties are in favour.

MP Nanaia Mahuta, the minister for Māori development and local government, told Stuff the party would need to seek advice regarding an appropriate date before making it official......
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Prime Minister launches urban Marae housing development
The Government through Te Puni Kōkiri has invested $3.4 million, almost half the total cost of building the 14 apartments.

“Papakāinga are normally built in rural areas and it is exciting to support an urban project that will contribute to Auckland’s supply of public housing.”

“The Government is committed to partnering with iwi and Māori housing providers to apply Māori principles and solutions in urban and rural settings.”......
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Māori Party candidate hoping to bring back tomo, a type of arranged marriage
A Māori mum of four is wanting to bring back the once common cultural practice of tomo; a type of arranged marriage

It's a tikanga that has been modernised and Ms Kapa-Kingi says making tomo commonplace again is political.

"This is Māori science applied. That's what I'm doing. That's what I am ready to apply, the science in the most 1840 way that will never go away."
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A question of how much we have changed in 5 years

What will it take for OT to listen to Māori?

A plea for help: President of the Hastings Mongrel Mob's appeal to the Waitangi Tribunal

From tangihanga to maramataka: Using Māori astronomy in mental health 

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