Saturday, February 19, 2022

Breaking Views Update: Week of 13.2.22

Saturday February 19, 2022 

$15.7 Million Allocated In Latest Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund Tranche

A further 12 proposals totalling $15.7 million have been approved by Ministers through the Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund (MCCF) to build resilience and continue to support vaccination uptake.

The Ministers involved are Minister of Māori Development Willie Jackson, Associate Health (Māori Health) Minister Peeni Henare, Minister of Māori Crown Relations Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson

A total of $72.08 million, covering 85 contracts, was approved by Ministers in the final two months of 2021, with approximately $53 million already paid out to kaitono.....
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Laws heighten Māori drug harm
A new report on drugs in New Zealand has found drugs and the enforcement of drug laws are having a disproportionate effect on Māori.

She says excessive use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco has roots in colonisation, and the way the law is enforced makes thing worse, with Māori making up almost half of drug convictions......
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Law professor ‘excited’ by results of survey
New Zealand’s first Maori law professor is "heartened" by the results of a nationwide survey which has revealed 94% of legal professionals think having more knowledge of te reo Maori and tikanga would be helpful for their work.....
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Papakāinga proposed for Matamata-Piako, iwi representative 'positive' about the move
The Matamata-Piako District Council is proposing a move that will better enable papakāinga development in the district, while still holding on to the core traditional principles of the housing style.

A papakāinga is a cluster of homes in a community setting, supporting tikanga Māori values, often located next to a marae.....
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Shared exclusivity eases foreshore tension
Iwi and hapū from the eastern Bay of Plenty are in the High Court in Wellington next week for a two-week hearing designed to finalise customary marine title orders.

He says last year’s judgment granting customary title to Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tai and Ngāti Awa was significant because it was for the whole coastline, including areas affected by raupatu where people were not able to be in continuous occupation.

It also introduced the idea of shared exclusivity for hapū and iwi, which reflected the way the people access and use the resource.
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Councils concerned iwi rights will put the brakes on projects and asset management
Bay of Plenty councils are worried the yet to be determined fine print behind iwi marine titles and customary rights could halt or destroy an Ōpōtiki Harbour project. On the second day of boundary hearings in the Wellington High Court, Ōpōtiki District Council voiced concerns that without protection the harbour project could be sunk......
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Law blunt but Speaker's trespass notice to Parliament protesters likely 'reasonable' - law professor
The major iwi in Wellington, Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Toa, have also said they don't support the protest.

While iwi were recognised as having cultural connections to Parliament grounds, the Speaker was the legal occupier, Geddis said.

"Within the legal system generally tikanga is now recognised as being a force of law in the same way as the courts recognise the old Common Law of England as being part of our law.

"The courts have increasingly started to say tikanga is now a part of the laws of New Zealand and should be applied where relevant."......
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Greens seek Tiriti-based takatāpui ministry
Hard on the heels of parliament banning conversion therapy, the Green Party has launched a petition calling for the creation of a ministry for rainbow communities.

She says it needs to be built on the foundation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to acknowledge that homophobia was imported to Aotearoa.......
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Waikato-Tainui iwi to appeal watercare’s resource consent for Waikato river
Te Aho said Waikato-Tainui, which had a statutory interest in the governance of the awa, recognised it was a finely balanced decision.

“It is absolutely clear to us is that our tupuna river should not be used to fix decades of failed infrastructure investment,” she said.....
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Government launches Te Mahere Whai Mahi Māori strategy
The plan - called Te Mahere Whai Mahi Māori - involves a range of targets and strategies which involve empowering iwi and hapū to create more high-skilled jobs for whānau......
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Concern raised over protesters' use of tikanga Māori
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson on Wednesday said he did not agree with protesters at Parliament using haka and te reo Māori, calling it a “misrepresentation” of tikanga.

“I don’t like our tikanga, our reo and our haka being mixed up with some of the nonsense," Jackson said.....
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Pākaraka revived as Maxwell consigned to past
A locality near Whanganui which was the site of an unprovoked attack on tamariki Māori during the Land Wars has been returned to its original name......
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Legal interpretations of wāhi tapu and rāhui sought in landmark rights hearing
Deciding what the Crown will recognise as sacred sites in Eastern Bay of Plenty has stirred up disputes over worldviews in the Wellington High Court......
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Hamilton street names potential signposts to the past
Hamilton City Council is proposing changes to its naming policy to ensure names of new streets, parks and council facilities better celebrate te reo Māori. The council also want to give mana whenua more time to consider and influence the names of new roads.......
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Goff works on Māori seat plan
Mr Goff steps down at the end of this term, but he’s been talking with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the law change needed to create the seats without having to increase the size of the existing wards......
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Waikato waterway projects get $5 million in new government funding
Under the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme, Te Awamutu-based Pūniu River Care is due to receive $4 million over four and a half years.......
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Shaping the future of Māori medium education
Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis this week announced the appointment of Te Pae Roa – an independent Māori Education Oversight Group who will work in partnership with the Ministry of Education to lead the development of Māori medium and Kaupapa Māori education......
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1 comment:

Kiwialan said...

Why are the mainstream media not raising this dribble and racist theft of public money for the general public to be aware of this crap??? A so called government controlled by a handful of Maori activists and our democracy crushed, they have no mandate whatsoever as Te Puapua, 3 Waters, separate health and education systems plus many other policies were not part of their election campaign so the voters were blind sided. Now the public are slowly becoming aware Adern is running for the hills to hide out. If the media got some guts, got their hands out of Labour's bribery fund and their noses out of Labour's arse maybe our Country will have a slight chance of avoiding apartheid. Kiwialan.