Friday, December 31, 2021

Breaking Views Update: Week of 26.12.21

Friday December 31, 2021 

Māori voice deal breaker for water reforms
The chair of the Waikato Tainui, Te Arataura executive says iwi support for the Government’s Three Waters refom will depend on Māori having a voice in all levels of management and decision making.

Linda Te Aho says reform is needed because councils have put short-term politics ahead of much-needed investment in water infrastructure.

“We support the need for reform because we know the model is broken but there are a number of issues and concerns that we have raised with the minister, one of which is having a meaninful voice at every level of decision-making,” Ms Te Aho says.....
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Piripi keen to see councils ousted from water role
A far north iwi leader says councils have wasted water resources and wasted opportunities to work with Māori.

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa chair Haami Piripi is backing the Government’s Three Waters reform, which will take control of freshwater, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure away from local councils and give it to four large regional entities which will include Māori at the governance level.

He says both Māori and government will need to work to make co-governance work.......
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Matauranga tracked as Ngati Awa traps possums
A Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s possum eradication project has received a funding boost that means lessons can be shared with other iwi.

PF2050 Ltd has now secured a further $300,000 from the government’s Jobs for Nature programme for on an 18-month project to research mātauranga pertaining to the biodiversity and unique landscape in the eastern Bay of Plenty......
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Complaint to the Human Rights Commission in regard to the Race Relations commissioner Mr Meng Foon — correspondence

Demand for money closes Lake Waikaremoana walk

Performance of New Zealand students in math, science, and reading falls dramatically in last two decades

Voices from the New Zealand Wars: The Invasion of Parihaka 

Tuesday December 28, 2021

Tourism and te ao Māori 
Māori cultural values need to be front and centre of tourism planning and management, says Associate Professor Anna Carr.

Associate Professor Anna Carr (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui, and Kaiāwhina Māori for the Department of Tourism) has been researching sustainable tourism and indigenous peoples for more than two decades.

Prior to academia, she worked for the Department of Conservation and in the tourism sector as an owner-operator of two New Zealand adventure tourism businesses......
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Māori health protection plan a 'bit late', but better late than never – experts
The plan, released last night, calls for the Government to tailor COVID-19 vaccine messaging for rangatahi and increase funding to hauora providers to protect Māori from the virus.

It also outlined the stark disparity facing Māori during the pandemic..........
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Iwi wants to protect and own their memories with archive partnership
Ngāi Tahu has leased state-of-the-art office and archive space to store its historical papers and research the history of the tribe in a bid to “own their own memory”.

The iwi has taken out a three-year lease on space in an Archives New Zealand building in Christchurch. The building houses hundreds of boxes of iwi files dating back to the 1940s, with 4000 boxes of files being sorted for possible future storage at the facility.....
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Record high queries about broadcasters' te reo Māori use
Most years it only receives around three or four, but this year it received nearly 80.

"Most of the people are simply saying they don't like the use of te reo on-air, it's as simple as that," BSA Chief Executive Glen Scanlon said.

"Mainly, I think it's just that te reo is more prevalent, the use is more prevalent, and some people find that challenging.".....
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Joy to the world and all that – Karl du Fresne.

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