Saturday, May 21, 2022

Breaking Views Update: Week of 15.5.22

Saturday May 21, 2022 

New South Auckland Station Names Announced

KiwiRail and Auckland Transport have announced details of the proposed names for the three new stations to be constructed between Papakura and Pukekohe.

The names are Maketuu (Drury Central), Ngaakooroa (Drury West), and Paeraataa (Paerata).

The station names have been gifted by mana whenua and have been chosen to reflect significant historical and geographical features around the stations, says KiwiRail Auckland Metro Programme Director Brent Lancaster.....
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Beach bylaw should exclude tangata whenua exercising customary rights, says iwi
Tangata whenua exercising their customary right should be exempt from a vehicle ban on Marlborough’s east coast, a top of the south iwi says.

Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau believes a proposed blanket ban on all vehicles on the coast would unlawfully restrict iwi from accessing its customary fisheries and sites of significance......
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Māori ward chance to let out Māoriness
“Before when you had a general election you had to appeal to the masses who vote, and the majority was always the general, the pākehā, and you have to hold back your Māoriness to get over the line, but this time it’s going to be a big shift. You will have 35 councils around the motu who will have Māori ward representation,” Ms Boynton says.

Candidates are now able to focus on what iwi, hapū and marae want from their councils, and she hopes the change will increase Māori turnout......
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Media merger funding creates high Māori expectations
Chief executive Larry Parr says the publicly-funded media sector has been under review for several years, and the results of that are starting to land, with the merger of Radio New Zealand and TVNZ and Radio New Zealand demanding the most attention and funding.

“The new beast is a big beast and the $327 odd million it has been allocated over a number of years is a lot of money so if over the next two or three years we don’t see a move to equitable funding for the Maori sector, then people will be not happy,” he says.....
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New iwi committee reps welcomed to council table
Te Tauihu Māori have been given a more direct seat at the decision-making table with the appointment of four new external appointees to Nelson City Council committees.

The four appointees will join one council committee each, bringing both professional expertise and an iwi perspective to the council. They join other external appointees like Glenice Paine, John Murray and John Peters.....
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John Tamihere - Good news for Māori, red rag to naysayers 

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Friday May 20, 2022 

Govt delivers $1.2b for Māori in Budget 2022 
Last year's Budget saw $1.1 billion allocated. So where is this year's being spent?

Of the money, $579.9 million is being invested into various health initiatives, including $188.1 million to the Māori Health Authority over four years.

$168 million to the Māori Health Authority for direct commissioning of services and $20.1 million to support Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards

$30 million to support Māori primary and community care providers

$39 million for Māori health workforce development

There will be $155 million invested into the Māori economy and employment, following the Government’s $66 million funding boost last week to continue the Māori Trades and Training Fund.

Also included is $13 million for initiatives in the construction sector, $3 million for marae connectivity, $5 million for an iwi/Māori teacher workforce support package, $25 million cadetships to improve and extend Māori employment outcomes in the Cadetships Programmes, and $10 million for the Te Ringa Hāpai Whenua Fund.

Support for Progressive Procurement is also being extended with a further $26 million over the next two years.

Māori education has been allocated over $200 million with $47 million for the Māori Language Programme funding at its highest level of immersion (Level 1).

In total, $28m over four years will go towards Te Pae Tawhiti, with a focus on intellectual property, genetic resources and international forums to protect matauranga Māori and taonga.

There has been $162 million committed to whenua Māori entities to transition to a lower emissions land uses, reduce biological emissions and develop a Māori Climate Action Plan.

And $35 million in Agriculture Emissions Reduction funding aims to support more sustainable and productive land-use practices.

The package also includes $36 million to strengthen mātauranga-based approaches to reducing biological emissions, $16.3 million for an Equitable Transitions Programme, $30.5 million for Māori Climate Action and $11.6 for the Takutai Moana – Implementation of Engagement Strategy.

There is $40m set out for Māori broadcasting, with other funding for Māori media to be announced next week......
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Māori broadcasting in mainstream media a big winner with $40 million injection, says Willie Jackson
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson will next week announce details of how the extra $40 million allocated to Māori Broadcasting will be utilised, but is thankful his Labour cabinet colleagues have given the millions of dollars' injection the green light.

As part of Budget 2022, Jackson said the Māori media sector will receive an additional $40 million over two years.

"This is an add plus add and not taking away from Māori Language Broadcasting money," Jackson told the Herald.....
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Former MP Dover Samuels takes hat fight from Parliament to the bank
Samuels, of Ngāpuhi, fought successfully to wear the pōtae in the House of Parliament and says as a kaumātua, elder, not being to wear it to the bank, which he'd been visiting for over 25 years, was discrimination.

"[Samuels] said they did not ask him his kaumātua status, which he believes means it is respectful to wear a hat. It is commonly seen around marae, kuia and wearing scarves too.

"Most kaumātua in my area always wear the pōtae. It acknowledges their kaumātuatanga and status in Māoridom, and so I respect that.

"People need to be safe to speak their language, adorn their cultural dress and wear what is correct for their culture.".....
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New street naming policy may enable replacement of contentious colonial names in South Taranaki
A new naming policy in South Taranaki could pave the way towards replacing some contentious colonial soldiers’ names from streets in the district.

The South Taranaki District Council is developing a specific policy on how it will name or rename streets, following a request from Hāwera’s Mac Sole, who is of Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine and Ngāti Tu.....
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AgResearch initiative to draw on Māori knowledge to drive change on farms
AgResearch has just launched a new Māori Research and Partnerships Group to embed Te Ara Tika into its everyday work.

Chair of the new group Ariana Estoras said it will incorporate the knowledge system of Mātauranga Māori to help support positive change in farming practices......
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Kiingitanga representatives head to UK for Princes Trust
Representatives of the Kiingatanga are travelling to the United Kingdom to strengthen their relationship with the Princes Trust.

This year marks 200 years since the birth of King Tāwhiao, who was the first Māori monarch to travel to the UK.

Kīngi Tūheitia's wife Makau Ariki Atawhai and daughter Puhi Ariki Nga Wai Hono i te Po are part of the group that have left for the UK in support of the work of the Trust's Aotearoa branch, and in commemoration of his birth.....
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The Warehouse apologises for misspelling Māori words: 'Absolutely terrible'
The Warehouse Group has apologised for releasing a poster of a map of Aotearoa with many misspelled Māori names including Rotorua (spelled Roturua), Wairoa, (spelled Weiroa) and Paraparaumu (spelled Paraparaumo).

And a Māori staff member at The Warehouse Group expressed disappointment the company did not act sooner to rectify its mistake.....
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Guy Hatchard: Why the rest of the world should be very concerned about New Zealand

Māori faith linked with resisting colonial expansion 

Thursday May 19, 2022 

Funding for Wanganui research comes at critical time for health reform 
Two Kaupapa Māori research centres in Whanganui are among four independent research organisations that will share $38.3 million in Health Research Council (HRC) funding over the next seven years.

Iwi-owned Whakauae Research Services and Whanganui-based Māori health and environment research institute Te Atawhai o te Ao are the only Kaupapa Māori research centres in the country to receive the funding.

"In health and other sectors, people are saying the same thing: that Māori voices must be heard, Māori have to be in the driver's seat, Māori need to be determining their own futures."

Boulton said the end game is equity.

"At least equity – equity of outcomes for Māori. In every socio-economic indicator that you can think of, we have to be at least enjoying the same level of life and happiness as our non-Māori counterparts.

"And then there are other things that we as Māori should be able to enjoy without having to justify or rationalise or make excuses for. There are things that we do as Māori that we should be able to do unencumbered and unhindered."....
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Porirua street re-named to remove colonial reference
Local iwi have welcomed a name change for a Porirua street, removing reference to a frigate which held a revered ancestor captive.

A ceremony was held in the suburb of Cannons Creek this morning for the change to Matahorua Crescent.

It was previously called Calliope Crescent, after the British frigate which held paramount chief Te Rauparaha captive for months without trial.....
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Blenheim's surplus hospital land sold for affordable housing project
The 6-hectare block of grass and trees on the hospital's eastern side has been sold by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board to Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MHUD) for $4 million.

The Hospital Rd property would be developed for housing with Wairau iwi partners, Fraser said.

“The government is committed to the vision that all whānau have safe, healthy affordable homes with secure tenure, across the Māori continuum.”.....
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New installation created in partnership with iwi artists
A new art installation highlighting iwi identity will soon be featured in Wanganui’s CBD.

Ngā Toi Matapihi was conceived in partnership with local iwi and Wanganui District Council’s community arts co-ordinator, Anique Jayasinghe, with support from the council’s Town Centre Regeneration project team and Mainstreet Whanganui.....
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Roger Childs: The Impact of the Treaty of Waitangi and Colonisation

Roger Childs: Getting the History Right: Confiscated Land: The media’s need to tell the truth about our past

Henry Armstrong: The UNDRIP Declaration Plan

Graham Adams: Is the jig up for Three Waters?  

Wednesday May 18, 2022 

Māori participation in local democracy crucial 
Increasing Māori participation in local democracy is the intention behind a "crucial" project, because Māori and young people are "disengaged and disenfranchised".

"No one can speak on behalf of Māori dynamics except Māori," she said.

"Māori worldview is based on passed down views from their elders and their own lived experiences.....
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West Coast newspaper faces backlash over ‘racist’ cartoon
The Greymouth Star, a daily newspaper servicing the West Coast of the South Island, is facing condemnation after an allegedly racist cartoon published earlier this month resurfaced online.

The cartoon, dated May 1 this year but shared to Twitter yesterday by left-wing commentator Clint Smith, purports to comment on the three waters proposal and its surrounding debate......
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Māori Population Estimates: Mean Year Ended 31 December 2021
The Māori ethnic population grew by 20,100 (2.4 percent annual increase compared with the mean year ended December 2020).

New Zealand’s estimated Māori ethnic population was 875,000.

There were 439,200 Māori females and 435,800 Māori males.....
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New Drive To Harness Mātauranga Māori For Aotearoa
Mātauranga Māori should be seen as adding to the toolbox to tackle the big issues for agriculture and other sectors, rather than something that threatens the science status quo, says the head of AgResearch’s new Māori Research & Partnerships Group, Ariana Estoras.

The new structure led by Mrs Estoras is central to AgResearch’s vision to have the knowledge system of Mātauranga Māori in equal footing with Western science and existing structures that have helped support positive change in farming practices and food production in Aotearoa over the decades. The move also helps embed Te Ara Tika into AgResearch’s everyday work, which is a national plan to embrace Te Ao Māori values and tikanga based principles to better respond to Māori needs and better deliver to Māori aspirations......
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Help for Māori farms to go green
The Government is putting another $710 million into the Climate Emergency Response Fund for a range of initiatives,

Ms Whaitiri says Māori agribusiness has a big role to play by blending traditional knowledge to protect the land and environment and help drive productivity......
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Change of place names that 'caused anguish' for iwi Māori welcomed by Kingitanga and Waikato-Tainui
The Kingitanga is supporting Hamilton City Council's decision to replace location names that have "caused anguish" for iwi Māori.

The decision to rename Von Tempsky Street to Putikitiki Street and nearby Dawson Park to Te Wehenga Park is supported by the Kingitanga and Waikato-Tainui......
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Māori growers say stop eating whiteness
A Māori environmental researcher and organic farmer says Māori need to rebuild their food systems in preparation for climate change.

She says Māori have become trapped in a global food system that colonises their foodscapes.

“We’re eating whiteness. We’re eating colonisation in our every day. So while we are doing all this work as Maori to revitalise te reo Māori, to exercising kaitiakitanga, to bring our hauora practices to our whānau, we really need to turn our attention now to rebuilding our foodscapes as Māori,” she says......
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Wanganui scholar presents Māori world view on controversial colonial

Experts explain what co-governance is and why New Zealanders shouldn't be 'afraid' of it

Iwi and experts warn against division in fight against climate change 

Tuesday May 17, 2022 

Matariki Ahunga Nui funding 
MATATAU – 16 applications totalling $3,994,080.00
A series of iwi-based events and resources that support whānau, hapū and iwi to grow, practice and lead their practices and customs relating to te kāhui o Matariki

MĀTAU – seven applications totalling $630,241.00
Events and resources that explore, discuss, practice and teach about te kāhui o Matariki

MĀRAMA – 15 applications totalling $286,794.80
Events and/or resources that continue teachings of te kāhui o Matariki

MANAHAU – 22 applications totalling $109,085.00
Te kāhui o Matariki events and or resources that connect communities across the motu.....
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Workshops, hui to be added to induction programme
Treaty of Waitangi workshops and marae-based hui with mana whenua will be included in an induction programme for Dunedin city councillors after this year’s election.

This reflected ongoing efforts to strengthen the council’s partnership with mana whenua, Dunedin City Council chief executive Sandy Graham said.
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Māori Economic Development Fund To Boost Burgeoning Businesses
Three up-and-coming local Māori businesses have been selected as recipients of the 2021/22Māori Economic Development Fund.

The contestable grants fund was established in 2013 by the Kāpiti Coast District Council and Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti to support whānau, hapū, iwi and mātāwaka in Kāpiti to develop their business or social enterprise.

This year there were seven applicants, with three meeting the criteria and receiving funding.....
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$4.5b climate change fund to include te ao Māori
Māori will have a more substantial presence in response to climate change in the government's latest move to avoid the impacts of global warming on Aotearoa.

“Māori agribusiness has a big role to play in the years ahead as we make the most of blending our traditional knowledge to protect the land and environment and help drive productivity,” Whaitiri says.

The government also confirmed a Māori government advisory board, a Māori specific climate strategy would be created, and added funding to support Mātauranga Māori solutions to the climate issues.....
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All waka rise in Luxon economic formula
Opposition leader Christopher Luxon says he doesn’t have any Māori-specific initiatives in mind if he was delivering this week’s Budget – but National Party policies will benefit Māori.

He says the disparities between Māori and non-Māori are shameful and need action.....
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Ōtaki artist heading on tour to talk racism, NZ name change
An Ōtaki artist is heading on a tour of the North Island to address issues of racism and speak with a number of political figures about the historical and cultural significance behind Aotearoa, and why it should be the country’s official name.

It’s part of a wider campaign of his - Hori’s Pledge - which aims to give people more insight into te ao Māori and combat the work of lobby group Hobson’s Pledge......
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Google fails to deliver campaign promise to fix Māori pronunciation on Google Maps
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) told Te Ao with Moana this week that Google didn't have the right technology to fulfil promises made in a 2017 campaign to improve Māori pronunciation in the Google Maps app.

"But we also have Māori principles and Māori values that we engage with organisations … so if we were to work with global corporates, or anyone for that matter, we need to work on our terms.".....
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Time for a change – Dr Muriel Newman.

Farewell, ‘stale, pale, male’ decision-making – it’s time for just relationships 

Monday May 16, 2022 

Marae to host ceremonies as part of council’s new te reo plan 
Citizenship ceremonies in Invercargill are set to take place at marae, as part of the Māori Language Strategy Plan the Invercargill City Council approved this week.

The plan was presented to councillors by governance operational administrator Merania Tupara and leisure and recreation general manager Steve Gibling, and provided information about what the council could do to fulfil its partnership obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori Language Act 2016, and support the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

Some of the recommendations are including tikanga in formal events; continuing to incorporate te reo Māori and related graphic design into the council’s formal communications; in-house practice sessions, initially to be run by staff, for pronunciation, waiata, karakia and pepeha; and developing bilingual signage for council facilities.....
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Te Kāuru O Taumārere - More Than A Turning Point
Today the SH1/SH11 Kawakawa intersection improvements project formally concluded with the unveiling of a series of significant artworks from local iwi Ngāti Hine – including a pou ihi, toka (rock) and traditionally etched wall panels and storyboard.

Alongside the art, Ngāti Hine, who worked closely with Waka Kotahi on the project, have also gifted a name for the new roundabout - Te Kāuru o Taumārere.....
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Beautiful new Auckland mural highlights climate change risk
With no overseas tourists over the past two years, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei wanted to bring more light, culture and eyes to Tāmaki Makaurau's city centre.

The mural, created by artists Poi Ngawati and Hana Maihi, shows a waka engulfed in water with three tui perching on it.

The mural can be seen between Britomart and Spark Arena.......
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Point of Order: Kelvin Davis does not mention the $5m cost of handouts (and we wonder what’s “trough” in te reo?)

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Kiwialan said...

When will all of the treaty partnership crap finally be exposed for the myth that it is? Why don't Opposition MPs and the gutless mainstream media stand up against the racist propaganda. Kiwialan.

Anonymous said...

if i ever become eligible for citizenship, it is possible for me to receive the documents by post and send an acknowledgement in english instead of having to visit a marae and converse in a language i don't know?

J.lee said...

"Intergenerational trauma" anybody have any idea what that is meant to mean?

Anonymous said...

Intergenerational Trauma: It basically means by way of race one has a fake sense of entitlement above their peers in the asylum. Usually characterised by an inflated ego & frequently attends race appraisal events. The individual has chosen to summon demons from the past & spook the living day lights out of you if entitlement is either delayed or wose not met, such is the supposed trauma. It can be random indeed. Even an Exorcist finds it pointless getting out of bed to dispel such nonsense. Apparently the solution is to throw confetti at the individual to dispel any form of evil next time it rears it ugly head.

Anonymous said...

when a parent beats the child, the child suffers 'regular' trauma. when the child grows up and becomes a parent and beats his/her child, that child suffers 'intergenerational' trauma.