Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Breaking Views Update: Week of 16.05.21

Tuesday May 18, 2021 

RMA and water reforms: 'Crunch time' for Māori for critical reforms

Tangata whenua grappling with a deluge of environmental and water reforms say setting up “super-entities” to deal with water would widen the gap between Māori and decision-making.

Māori from Ruapehu, Whanganui, South Taranaki and Rangitīkei are organising regionally to develop a comprehensive position on resource management reforms and freshwater rights and interests.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Heather du Plessis Allan: Hipkins' comment exposes Labour's lax approach to our money


Something that’s really been bugging me in the last few days was a comment that Chris Hipkins made. 

You know this business about the huge number of schools lunches that are wasted? 

David Seymour quite rightly called it irresponsible that no one is counting the number of lunches that go uneaten.

And to that, Chris Hipkins got smart and said ‘“If David Seymour wants to be the lunch monitor in every primary and secondary school he's welcome to do that.” 

Well, actually, I would like someone to know how much is being wasted.

We are putting $221 million taxpayer into this. That’s a lot of money. 

Don’t you think Hipkins’ comment betrays an attitude? 

Tony Sayers: Through Pakeha Eyes

To date, the media has swamped us with articles about the countless demands and accusations from the Maori Sovereignty Movement. The non-Maori component of the population have tended to remain silent through fear of being branded racist. Even those who call for equality have been branded as racist by the Maori trolls because equality and their agenda are incompatible. They subdue their critics by calling them ‘Racist’.

Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer pulled this stunt in Parliament last week in an attempt to intimidate opponents to the He Puapua strategy, and to try and stifle debate on the issue.

They enjoy the publicity and like to portray the image of being the victims.

My stance is for true equality for all people, regardless of race, colour or creed.

So, go ahead and call me racist, the Maori activists are the only ones who believe it.

There are truths that need to be spoken – and I will speak them.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

GWPF Newsletter: Boris faces Cop-Flop


Russia rejects Western calls to tighten emissions targets

In this newsletter:

1) Russia rejects Western calls to tighten CO2 emissions targets
Reuters, 13 May 2021
2) Natural gas, energy security face existential crisis in climate wary Europe
Reuters, 14 May 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Karl du Fresne: Maori wards - what councillors who vote 'no' can expect

“Tears, anger and heartache followed tangata whenua out of the room as an historic opportunity became, in the eyes of some, cynical sidelining.”

That was the opening sentence on Stuff’s report of last week’s meeting at which Manawatu district councillors voted 6-4 against the creation of Maori wards.

Stuff reported that the council voted to defer a decision until 2024, “amid accusations [that] aspirations of re-election were put ahead of their convictions”.

Nicholas Kerr: New Zealand had no choice but to lock down

"New Zealand hospitals in crisis."

A surprising headline for many. Why are patients being treated in hospital corridors in a country that has essentially eliminated COVID-19? Unfortunately, it’s a familiar story for many Kiwis and those who have studied universal healthcare.

New Zealand has been held up as a model as to how to tackle the pandemic. We’re told that it acted decisively to bring the virus to heel. A more accurate account is that other countries implemented measures in February and early March, while the government there dithered. It wasn’t until mid-March that New Zealand imposed one of the toughest lockdowns in the world. By then, there were 102 cases, which its healthcare system was struggling to deal with.

Graham Adams: Will He Puapua propel Winston Peters back into politics?

The NZ First leader once described the UN Declaration as the “road to Zimbabwe”. Graham Adams asks how long he will sit on the sidelines as the debate over Maori sovereignty rages.

The controversial report He Puapua has been seized upon by National and Act as evidence of a covert agenda for advancing Maori sovereignty that the government hid until after the 2020 election because of the obvious electoral risk. Now media speculation has added another plot twist involving Winston Peters.

It has been claimed that it may not have been voters whom Ardern most wanted to keep in the dark about the plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but rather her Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters. Even if the general public might have overlooked He Puapua had it been released — not least because the mainstream media would quite possibly have ignored it — Peters almost certainly would not have.

GWPF Newsletter: Boris Johnson’s advisers consider to hold COP26 online (for two-thirds)


Electric cars may make driving too expensive for middle classes, warns carmaker warns

In this newsletter:

1) Boris Johnson’s advisers consider to hold COP26 online in face of winter Covid risk
Global Warming Policy Forum, 13 May 2021
2) Landmark study casts doubt on controversial theory linking melting Arctic to severe winter weather
Science Magazine, 12 May 2021

Breaking Views Update: Week of 9.05.21

Saturday May 15, 2021 

Protest planned after Napier City Council holds off on Māori wards until 2025
A protest is being planned after Napier City Council voted against Māori Wards for the 2022 local body elections.

Napier City Council was planning for consultation and engagement on the establishment of Māori wards in Napier.

Clive Bibby: Change doesn’t come easy to most of us

COVID has changed the world forever.

However, not all the lessons we can learn from this mammoth disruption to the way we do things will be detrimental to our survival as a species. Some will actually help.

We can talk about that a little later.

First, the net result of the pandemic and its origin from what we know so far.

Obviously nothing will compensate those poor folk who have lost loved ones because of the virus. Particularly when they come to understand the truth about its origin and that it could quite possibly have escaped from a lab that was working on viruses that could be used by governments in future conflicts as part of their assault weapons of mass destruction.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Garrick Tremain: Labour's Separatist Agenda

 Here is Garrick Tremain's cartoon commentary on the Government's separatist agenda! 

NZCPR Weekly: A Bombshell Decision

Dear NZCPR Reader,   

This week’s NZCPR newsletter is especially important – we analyse the bombshell High Court ruling on the first of 200 tribal claims for New Zealand’s foreshore and seabed and reveal that unless the judgement is appealed, the entire coastal area appears likely to fall under tribal control, our NZCPR Guest Commentator former Judge Anthony Willy outlines his deep concern about the ruling and the danger it represents to New Zealand’s common law, and our poll asks whether you believe the Churchman ruling should be appealed.

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GWPF Newsletter: Macron's climate referendum dead in the water as Senate changes draft bill


A ‘red team’ view of climate science

In this newsletter:

1) Macron's climate referendum dead in the water as Senate changes draft bill
France 24 News, 11 May 2021

2) Germany plans to hide the astronomical cost of the renewable energy transition
Alex Reichmuth, Schweizer Nebelspalte, 5 May 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Kate Hawkesby: Shocker of a week for the government


Not a great week for the government this week.

The vaccination rollout’s been called a shambles, with potentially worse to come.

Minister Chris Hipkins is saying he's nervous about how it’s going to go, supply is an issue, lots of excuses of course, but the upshot is, even what they’re currently rolling out is a mess.

Just ask the 81 year old who was turned away, having booked an appointment and waited half an hour only to be told, no jab today sorry love.

She was one of many in the same boat.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bob Edlin: Here’s a letter to the editor you might have missed on science and how it should be shaped by the Treaty and spirituality

Scimex drew our attention around two weeks ago to news that Māori researchers were calling for a Tiriti-led science-policy approach.

A multi-disciplinary group of Māori researchers – most of them from the humanities – had published a report which recommended the appointments of Māori Chief Science Advisors and the development of Treaty-based guidelines for science and innovation funding.

In other words, scientists should have their funding chopped off if they don’t subscribe to the authors’ ideas about how the Treaty should play a role in this country’s science and innovation systems.

They wrote that the way scientists and policymakers work with each other left little room for Māori participation or leadership, although it seems they have been doing nicely, thank you, with their own careers.

Lindsay Mitchell: Carmel Sepuloni "useless"

Peter Williams recently described the Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni as "useless" on his Magic Talk radio show. This because she had no idea how much MSD had given to moteliers etc for damage caused by "MSD clients".

Is she useless, or something worse?

Since 2017 Sepuloni has driven a culture change at Work and Income. On the surface, treating clients with respect and care (if they weren't already) is laudable and hard to argue with. WINZ offices are brighter, security staff are less visible, there are water dispensers and play areas for children. Away from the coalface, thousands of clients are rung to ensure they are receiving their full and correct entitlements.

This is the policy of kindness in action.

Mike's Minute: Who does Labour really represent?


Surely even Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern can see that emergency meetings with unions who are ropeable with you, isn't really how you should be spending your day?

The unions are Labour and Labour are the unions.

Andrew Little got to be Leader ahead of Robertson because he got the union vote, the biggest donors to the party are the unions.

And yet, for reasons they still haven't been able to explain that make any sense, it's all turned to crap.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mike Hosking: When do we start demanding better from our Covid response?


We need to be asking ourselves some big picture questions.

Britain’s green light is on and the travel list is out. We are part of that group of countries where we can roll into London MIQ free. They can’t come here, of course, on the same deal.

Vaccinated travellers all over the world are now starting to get on planes and fly and we as of now are missing out

Singapore is on that list so Brits will be arriving there and spending their money and spreading the word.

Singapore has a containment strategy, not an elimination strategy like us, and they are now ranked as the best in the world at dealing with Covid.

Derek Mackie: The environment - who owns it?

The government, through the Department of Conservation (DOC), has set up an Options Development Group (ODG) to make recommendations on the co-governance and complete reform of the conservation system in New Zealand. 

Their draft report leaves the reader in no uncertain terms as to who will hold the power over conservation land and water. The He Puapua report appears to be the guiding document under which the ODG recommendations have been made and it will come as no surprise that the ODG was facilitated by an author of He Puapua. 

 I’ll quote from some of the key recommendations and sub-recommendations but I’m warning the reader that before you delve in, a translation book between Te Reo and English is strongly recommended, as well as a stiff drink and a blood pressure checkup. 

GWPF Newsletter: International science scandal erupts over claims of fraud involving 22 papers


Science needs more whistleblowers and more questioning

In this newsletter:

1) International science scandal erupts over claims of fraud involving 22 papers 
The Australian, 8 May 2021 
2) Does ocean acidification alter fish behavior? Fraud allegations create a sea of doubt

Monday, May 10, 2021

GWPF Newsletter: French energy threat leaves Britain facing the nuclear option


Jersey crisis exposes UK's dangerous reliance on undersea power cables

In this newsletter:

1) French energy threat leaves Britain facing the nuclear option
Ben Marlow, The Daily Telegraph, 6 May 2021
2) Jersey crisis exposes UK's dangerous reliance on undersea power cables
The Daily Telegraph, 6 May 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Derek Mackie: The environment - who cares?

It is estimated that there could be up to 1 trillion species on Earth. The environment is the myriad assemblage of all those species interacting and getting on with the job of life. Virtually all species use other species to survive - as a food source, as carriers to pollinate and spread seeds for reproduction, or to act as hosts or give shelter from the elements. Many species are in competition with each other….it’s a life and death struggle every day, all the time. 

 Successful species learn how to take what they need from the environment, survive and multiply. Really successful species learn how to modify and manage the environment to give them the food and resources they need, allowing them the freedom to learn and practice other skills which improve their survival chances. Simply subsisting is no longer the principal thought each morning. Only humans have managed to achieve that. 

 We all like to think we care about our environment. No right-minded person wants to live with polluted air or water, or have to look at an eyesore. Let’s not kid ourselves though - the environment most of us live in today is an urban one. Even our rural environments are much changed by farming, mining and forestry - all the things that are the foundations of our modern civilisation and that give us the amazing standard of living we enjoy today. There’s very little that’s original about our modern environment but I don’t hear anyone, save for Extinction Rebellion and similar end-of-the-world cults, suggesting we all go back to basics and sit around our carbon-neutral campfires discussing how great life used to be. 

Bob Edlin: Free speech in Parliament challenged - Maori Party MPs press the Speaker to bar questions they regard as “racist”

The Speaker was reprimanded by the PM yesterday, in the aftermath of the furore generated when he accused a former parliamentary staffer – to whom he had previously apologised for claiming he was a rapist – of sexual assault.

Then he was chided by Maori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer for failing to stop “racist” questions being asked in Parliament.

Other than Hansard, the only account of this attempt to curb MPs’ right to speak freely in Parliament was a Newshub report headed Rawiri Waititi lashes out at ‘Māori bashing’ in Parliament as Jacinda Ardern challenges Judith Collins to say ‘partnership’

But to whom – we wonder – is the Speaker accountable?

Louis Houlbrooke: There And Back Again - Taxpayers Shell Out For Epic Turtle Journey

Taxpayers shelled out thousands of dollars transporting a dead turtle from Banks Peninsula to Wellington, storing it in a freezer for 21 months, then sending it back down to where it washed up for a high-powered and fully-catered powhiri, complete with a helicopter ride and a handmade coffin constructed by public servants. No scientific research was performed at any stage.

Based on responses to several Official Information Act requests, plus earlier media reports, the Taxpayers' Union can set out the timeline:

Clive Bibby: A rare backing of government actions

As a self confessed (sometimes vehement) critic of this government, l find being a supporter of at least one of its major announcements all a bit challenging. 

I base my support in this instant purely on a belief that criticism is only effective when reserved for transgressions that are obvious to people with a reasonable sense of fair play but are balanced with complimentary comments that are equally potent when justified. Credit given where or when credit is due!

The governments announcement of pay freezes for a large section of the public service is, in my view, an opportunity for the latter.

Roger Childs: Having a Balanced History Curriculum

Most countries make learning about their past compulsory, so there was general approval when the prime minister announced in 2019 that our Year 1 to 10 students would study New Zealand history as a required part of the curriculum from 2022. The challenge for the developers would be in the detail – what would children from ages 5 to 14 actually learn about their country’s story, and what skills and understandings would they develop?

The coverage of our history over 10 years of schooling needs to be comprehensive, accurate and balanced. In looking at our past we New Zealanders have plenty to be proud of, but there have been darker times which students also need to know about.

Learners should study the Musket Wars as well as participation in United Nations peace-keeping missions; the extermination of the moa as well as establishing national parks; damaging the environment as well as building infrastructure; the Chinese poll tax as well as the Social Security Act; sweated labour as well as equal pay legislation.

Karl du Fresne: The He Puapua affair makes Labour look shifty

The cat is well and truly out of the bag over the hitherto secret report He Puapua – no thanks to the media, which seemed to be in no hurry to dig into it when ACT began asking awkward questions in Parliament last month (see the comment posted yesterday by Trev1 under Joyous hugs and kisses as democracy takes another hit). Even now, some in the press gallery are playing things down with a “nothing to see here, folks” line.

If He Puapua (translation: “a break”) were to be adopted as policy by the government that commissioned it, the creation of Maori council wards and provision of council seats for unelected iwi representatives would be just the first step in a revolution that would entrench racial separatism over broad areas of our constitutional arrangements and methods of governance. Needless to say, this is potential political dynamite.

GWPF Newsletter: UK manufacturers call for petrol and diesel car ban to be delayed


Jersey faces blackouts as France threatens to cut off electricity

In this newsletter:

1) UK manufacturers call for petrol and diesel car ban to be delayed
Daily Express, 5 May 2021
2) Jersey faces blackouts as France threatens to cut off electricity
GWPF Energy, 5 May 2021

Breaking Views Update: Week of 2.05.21

Saturday May 8, 2021 

Hundreds of Māori leaders gather to discuss iwi kaupapa, new health authority

Hundreds of Māori leaders have gathered in Porirua to discuss the big kaupapa for iwi and hapū, including how they will inform the design of the new Māori Health Authority.

A collective of 71 iwi entities, the National Iwi Chairs Forum (NICF) kicked off its two-day hui - hosted by Ngāti Toa - with a pōwhiri at Takapūwāhia marae.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Is this government listening to itself?


Is this government listening to itself? 

In an unbelievable move, it has just announced that it’s going ahead with Fair Pay Agreements. 

Now I’ll run you through the details in a tick, but the main gist of it is that the government is re-introducing collective bargaining.

So that, if enough workers in one sector, let’s say cleaners, agree to a pay and conditions deal with their employers, then that will be binding on all employers of cleaners. 

Even if the employers weren’t part of negotiations and didn’t say yes to the pay increase, even if they can’t afford it.

Tony Sayers: He Puapua - the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing


The document ‘He Puapua’ is apparently, the roadmap for the implementation of ‘The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (UNDRIP) into New Zealand Law by the Year 2040.

This implies that He Puapua should reflect the principles of UNDRIP. However, as I read both documents, it becomes apparent that this is not entirely the case. He Puapua, is using UNDRIP as a disguise, it is obviously a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

NZCPR Weekly: The Tide is Turning

Dear NZCPR Reader,   

In this week’s NZCPR newsletter, we examine the Government’s separatist health reforms and expose the deceit that underpins the He Puapua roadmap for the tribal control of New Zealand, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Mike Butler shares his critical analysis of the radical plan for a Maori sovereignty takeover, and our poll asks whether you agree with the Labour Government’s proposal for a separatist Maori Health Authority.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

GWPF Newsletter: The truth about Joe Biden’s climate summit


Unrealistic pledges revealed as grandstanding

In this newsletter:

1) The truth about Joe Biden’s climate summit: Unrealistic pledges revealed as grandstanding
GWPF, 3 May 2021
2) Japan's ambitious carbon target sparks bureaucratic panic
Financial Times, 3 May 2021

Kate Hawkesby: What to do about border workers refusing Covid jab?


Call me heartless, but I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the border workers losing their jobs for refusing the vaccine. I don’t mind the fact you have a choice, and if you choose not to vaccinate, so be it, that’s up to you, but not if you’re a border or MIQ worker.

Because the risk there is too great, there’s too much at stake, we've come too far.

Sure, if you’re squirreled away in some non-contact, non-customer interfacing role, somewhere in a warehouse, or you’re a farm worker, or you’re self-employed and you choose not to vaccinate, no problem. But if you’re at the border, or in MIQ, surely you know by now that’s par for the course.

Garrick Tremain: He Puapua

Here is Garrick Tremain's cartoon commentary on He Puapua! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mike Hosking: No jab, no job a bigger issue than we realise?


I suppose it’s fairly easy to sack a customs worker for not getting a Covid jab, as they have here, and despite that they’ve already got the unions and advocates exercised. 

But this is a bigger issue, I suspect than many of us have given thought to.

63 percent of American employers, according to a poll this week, are going to be demanding their workers are jabbed.

63 percent is a lot, and it will grow, given there will be some who will be sitting and waiting to see how it unfolds, and if it unfolds towards vaccination, they’ll pile on.

Now, the legals.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Graham Adams: Ardern in the gun over He Puapua

A covert 20-year plan to establish Maori sovereignty is political dynamite. Graham Adams argues it represents a real threat to the Prime Minister’s reputation as open and transparent.

Judith Collins made no effort to hide the cat-with-the-cream expression on her face when she answered journalists’ questions after a National Party meeting in Auckland on Saturday. She had just delivered a speech that rolled a grenade under Jacinda Ardern — with an apparent confidence that it would go off with an almighty bang and cause an awful lot of damage to the Labour government. She looked extremely pleased with herself.

Collins had already prepared the ground last week for the grenade to have maximum impact when she described the government’s proposal to establish a Maori Health Authority as “racist separation” and “segregation”.

Bruce Moon: Rangiaowhia – Setting the Record Straight

How gruesome is regime propaganda when directed at infants
- Christopher Hitchens, “Arguably”, 2011, p.659

It was reported in Stuff for 3rd April 2021 that Leah Bell spoke at a Fairfield College Assembly a few days earlier to commemorate the battle at Orakau Pa 157 years ago.  Well, well, anything wrong in that?  Yes actually there is  - quite a lot!

Leah Bell, it may be recalled, first had her mind poisoned by a teacher – or the teacher’s spouse – when a student at Otorohanga College. She mounted a petition based on a false version of New Zealand’s history and presented it to Nanaia Mahuta at Parliament.  So she has something of a record as a political activist. It is reported that she is a “Research Consultant” for Vincent O’Malley, author of dubious accounts of New Zealand history, notably about the events at Rangiaowhia during some Waikato tribes’  Kingite Rebellion, wrongly termed a “New Zealand War”.[1],[2]

As reported, the account stated that “Leah Bell won't forget the tears rolling down the elders’ cheeks as they stood at the green fields of Rangiaowhia. ‘We felt the immense grief and mamae there ... at the lack of justice given, the lack of apology for an atrocity where innocent women, children and elderly people were murdered’.”

“[O]n February 21, 1864, British forces unexpectedly attacked the flourishing agricultural centre of Rangiaowhia – burning homes and churches, killing women, children and elderly people.”

What is utterly appalling about this account is that there was never, simply never, any atrocity committed at Rangiaowhia by British forces.

Chris Trotter: Giving Effect To The UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

“Getting ahead of the story” is one of the most important aspects of crisis management. As the PR mavens are fond of reminding their clients: “Explaining is losing.” 

If Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government is not very careful, however, it will soon find itself having to explain why it has failed to reject out-of-hand an official document which calmly anticipates the end of democracy as most New Zealanders understand it.

The Report of the Working Group on a Plan to Realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand is one of the most remarkable documents ever submitted to a Minister of the Crown. Set forth on its pages is a twenty-year plan to transform New Zealand from one of the world’s oldest and most respected continuous democracies into what would effectively be a political condominium, presided over by co-equal Maori and Non-Maori rulers. A state in which the economic and cultural power of non-indigenous New Zealanders would be much diminished, and the authority, wealth and influence of its indigenous people greatly expanded.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

GWPF Newsletter: Europe’s heavy industry unlikely to survive Net Zero


While NASA goes green, China prepares to dominate Earth orbit

In this newsletter:

1) Europe’s heavy industry unlikely to survive Net Zero
GWPF, 30 April 2021

2) EU industry calls for urgent carbon border tax as prices soar
Financial Times, 29 April 2021

Derek Mackie: Have National found their mojo?

In the words of Austin Powers - Yeah, baby! 
I watched Judith Collins' speech to the National Party Northern Convention with uncontained surprise and welcome relief. I was beginning to think our champion of traditional Kiwi values had developed agoraphobia or been infected by the woke virus, for which there is currently no cure. 

 Finally, it appears our main opposition party has drifted out of the doldrums and set course to join ACT in challenging Labour’s separatist agenda. There will doubtless be many mainstream media (MSM) storms along the way but, with a determined captain and crew, there is now a good chance that New Zealand will not have to endure another term of left-wing, socialist division, brainwashing and propaganda. 

 Collins has finally brought Labour’s He Puapua report officially into the public sphere. It’s been doing its best to hide in Nanaia Mahuta’s bottom drawer at the Beehive, covered by the unabridged version of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales and the self-help volume “Let’s get Spiritual!”. Meanwhile, Jacinda has been enacting snippets of it which are rushed through parliament under urgency. There’s now a real possibility that the public can be properly informed of what’s in store for them if they continue to elect Labour-Green governments. 

Barend Vlaardingerbroek: Do I have a right to my own money or not?

I never thought the day would come – BV having a cell phone.

Over the years I have said lots of nasty things, some of them recorded in these annals, about androids glued to their little plastic-and-silicon control boxes. Admittedly that has mostly been with so-called smart phones in mind, but I am only marginally more favourably inclined towards cell phones. Alright, some people need them for their work – medics, for instance – but most of us don’t. I am one of those who don’t – or thought I was. 

Now, beside the tele, there lies a little plastic bag containing BV’s cell phone and a little pad in which I have written instructions to myself on what buttons to press and when. History has been made. What has brought about this momentous turn-around?

Answer: my bank in NZ. 

Andrew Dickens: Are Maori breaking the Treaty?

So the Waitangi Tribunal called on the Government to step back from intruding into Māori communities. The say the uplift and care of Māori children by Oranga Tamariki has breached the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Tribunal recommends that an independent Māori Transition Authority should be created to reform the agency’s care and protection system for tamariki Māori. Which is Maori children for those people who refuse to recognise Maori language.

But the Tribunal stopped short of recommending full devolution. That is a Maori Authority that deals with all Maori cases of child welfare run by Maori.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Breaking Views Update: Week of 25.04.21

Saturday May 1, 2021 

Māori want a say over protecting New Zealand's waterways

The New Zealand Māori Council, the Federation of Māori Authorities and Kahui Wai, the Māori Freshwater Forum, have finished a series of hui discussing Māori freshwater rights and the act process. The last hui was at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre on Thursday.

Lawyer Donna Hall, one of the water negotiators for the council, said the hui was about discussing the “curly areas in the transition” from the old act to the replacement, as well as Māori issues across the country.