Saturday, May 27, 2023

Breaking Views Update: Week of 21.05.23

Saturday May 27, 2023 

'They should be in English': National to ditch te reo traffic signs

National does not support bilingual traffic signs in te reo and English, said its transport spokesperson, Simeon Brown.

“Signs need to be clear. We all speak English, and they should be in English.

Place names are okay, but when it comes to important signs saying things like ‘Expressway’, they should be in English, as it’s going to be confusing if you add more words,” he said....
See full article HERE

'Contested' Maori governance programme welcomes inaugural cohort
Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is pleased to welcome the inaugural cohort for newly launched Māori associate directorship programme, He Tukutuku Koiora.

The highly anticipated programme saw over 100 candidates apply from a vast range of professional sectors and life experiences, with eight successful applicants officially inducted into the programme as Amonuku (Associate Directors) at its launch last month.

Launched in response to the increasing demand for tikanga-led leadership, the two-and-a-half-year programme aims to equip aspiring Māori governors with the knowledge and tools to become resilient leaders in often uncomfortable spaces.....
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Te ao Māori health services more accessible for whānau
Greater access to primary care, improved maternity care and mental health support are just some of the ways Māori Health Services will serve communities over the next year, Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health) Peeni Henare announced today.

“This years’ hauora funding of $132 million will continue to support the investment in Maōri health providers to strengthen and grow te ao Māori health services, embed mātauranga Maōri approaches, and work with iwi-Māori partnership boards to improve Māori health outcomes.....
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Staff retention problem for Māori media
Te Māngai Pāho chief executive Larry Parr says finding and retaining Māori speakers is a problem not just for Māori media but across the reo Māori ecosystem.

The $54 million earmerked for Maori in Budget 2023 includes $9 million for media training, as well as money for content creaton and to sustain the sector.

“There is a need for us to look at the whole ecosystem, not just the Maori media sector but the whole Maori language ecosystem to find the answers to that big problem of losing talent,” Mr Parr says.....
See full article HERE

Māori push tiriti focus in school climate strike
Te Waka Haurua, the Māori advocacy group for climate change, says supporting indigenous rights needs to be a critical part of any action.

Te Waka Haurua spokesperson Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn says a tiriti-centric approach to climate justice recognises that 80 percent of the planet’s remaining bio-diversity is concentrated on indigenous whenua which makes up only 20 percent of the earth’s surface.

“What is this telling us? It’s telling us that tangata whenua here in Aotearoa and in the Pacific and around the world have always and are still doing the lion’s share of effective ecosystem conservation and management, whether that’s on land or in the marine environment,” she says.....
See full article HERE

Christopher Luxon worries it's hard to understand Māori names. What bubble is he in?

Hastings’ bilingual road signs: Public opinion divided 

This Breaking Views Update monitors race relations in the media on a weekly basis. New material is added regularly. If you would like to send Letters to the Editor in response to any of these articles, most media addresses can be found HERE.  

Friday May 26, 2023 

Luxon responds to Māori-related questions at public meeting 
“Where do you stand on the fact that the Māori language is given priority?” asked a woman called Rita, who said she had emigrated from Britain 20 years ago. The audience applauded.

Luxon made it clear his party stood for “one person, one vote”. It would “scrap the Māori Health Authority” and say “no to co-governance and separate systems”.

“That is not to say you can’t have innovation within the system,” he added. He gave the example of charter schools, some of which had a clear Māori focus.

But on the language, the NZ Herald says, he told the largely elderly and overwhelmingly Pākehā audience: “I want to remind you that the average age in this country is 38. That means most of us came through school with some degree of familiarity with the use of te reo.”

However, with some Government agencies using Māori names, he said it could be “really difficult and really unfair when people don’t know who to contact”.

“Having said that,” he added, “if you want to learn te reo, that’s fantastic. I’m trying to do it myself.”

Another questioner asked: “What do we do about that radical organisation, the Waitangi Tribunal, which has done nothing to assist race relations?” He was applauded too.

Luxon responded that his party wanted to “improve outcomes for Māori and non-Māori”. He suggested most Māori are more concerned with the cost of living than co-governance.

But, he added, “Māori rangatira have tended to do a good job administering local resources”. He didn’t explain how that relates to co-governance.

He said: “Most New Zealanders are on board with the Treaty process,” but then said “we need to move on” and “the thing that unites us is being Kiwis first and foremost. That will be my approach.”.....
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Budget 23 supports the growth of Māori tourism
An $8 million boost to New Zealand Māori Tourism will help operators insulate themselves for the future.

“This investment will help ensure a future for Māori tourism that strengthens regional economies for the ultimate benefit of local whānau and manuhiri," Nanaia Mahuta said....
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Māori solution best for ram raids
Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha says investment into Māori organisations on the ground is the best way to stop young people falling into a life of crime.

“The greatest hope I have is our investment into Maori organisations, particularly dealing with Maori kids, where after the backgrounds, the knowledge, the cultural connections of those people who have that expertise around the table to understand what these kids are going through and provide the best alternate pathway for them to get off hat slippery slope,” Mr Haumaha says.....
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UK FTA falls short on tiriti promise
University of Auckland professor emeritus Jane Kelsey says the UK unilaterally rejects any responsibility under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a proposed treaty chapter was watered down to a Maori trade and economic cooperation chapter that’s not enforceable or comes with any resources.....
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The Māori Roll call continues as the July cut off date draws nearer
The latest data from the Electoral Commission show since 31 March to May 23, 24,364 voters of Māori descent have changed rolls, enrolled for the first time, or updated their details.

* 9,501 people have changed rolls – 5,102 from the general roll to the Māori roll, and 4,399 from the Māori roll to the general roll.

* There have been 1,121 new enrolments on the Māori roll and 736 new enrolments on the general roll.....
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BOP councillors divided over use of te reo Māori
The te reo phrase Te Ara Poutama has caused division amongst councillors at a Bay of Plenty Regional Council meeting.

Ōkurei constituency councillor Te Taru White said if they wanted the interpretation of Māori into English then they might end up with another volume.

“Te ara poutama - the stairways to excellence comes with all sorts of stories around the stairways to the heavens and the heavens back to us. It’s all a very integrated holistic meaning,” he said.

“Māori translations are there to really give holistic depth to what we do, in my view. Some added quality and value it’s not there to disrupt the directions we want to head in.”

The council voted to add the wording 'pathway to excellence' to the te ara poutama outcome and endorsed the strategic direction.....
See full article HERE

Corina Shields: Why I'm getting off the Māori roll

Suze: Are We There Yet?

Northland’s local body Māori wards working well - ex-Māori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels 

Thursday May 25, 2023 

Māori the solution for own housing problems 
Māori housing advocacy group Te Matapihi says the Waitangi Tribunal’s homelessness report highlights the continuing failure of the government’s Māori housing policy.

Kaiaratiki Lesley Kelly says Maori and iwi groups are fighting systemic failure, which the crown needs to acknowledge.

“The message we’ve heard by our people is give us the resources and get out the way. This came across really clearly at the National Maori Housing Conference a few weeks ago where our people outlined all their housing programmes, services to meet the needs of their own whanau. We can do it. We are the solution,” she says...
See full article HERE

Tū I Te Ora Scholarships Awarded
Six Northland students are set to receive $4000 in financial assistance and paid work experience thanks to Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarship.

They also have a specific aim to build Māori capacity within Te Taitokerau, with at least three of the six scholarships earmarked for Māori who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau

[This year four of the six had tribal ancestry].....
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Rough waters ahead for Kaipara District Council and mana whenua over trout
Mana whenua in Kaipara are protesting the reintroduction of trout into Lake Taharoa. The Kaipara District Council's Taharoa Domain committee has voted to approve a Fish and Game application to reintroduce the game fish species into the lake. However, iwi are outraged by the procedure, which they claim does not adhere to co-governance principles.

Te Ao Mārama reached out to Kaipara Mayor Craig Jepson for comment, and he responded by saying:

"The Taharoa committee has recommended the release of trout into the lake. This is simply a recommendation that goes before the full council for a decision on May 31."....
See full article HERE

Labour is the Problem – Dr Muriel Newman.

A Budget of low expectations – Frank Newman.

No fireworks for 'reflective time' of Matariki in Wellington 

Wednesday May 24, 2023 

Whānau Ora and Motion Sickness launch ‘Our Future is Māori’ campaign 
Whānau Ora, in collaboration with creative agency Motion Sickness, has unveiled a campaign to enhance Māori aspiration and inspiration.

Over the next six weeks, the campaign will run across digital, TV, and out-of-home media, captivating audiences with its impactful launch video, print ads, programmatic content, and bespoke regional outdoor displays.

Our Future is Māori speaks to the simple assertion that Māori must – and will – take charge of their own future. Using impactful imagery of whānau across Te Ika-a-Māui, the campaign is a reminder of Tino-rangatiratanga, and stresses the effectiveness of a for Māori by Māori approach to supporting Whānau wellbeing across the country......
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Government Commitment To Māori Education Continues
“Since we became Government we have walked the talk when funding Māori Education, an area that has long been neglected,” Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis said.

“That has seen money for new teachers and learning resources, huge investment in property, improved classrooms, new land for kura and much more.

In total, $225 million will go directly into Māori Education, seeing even more kura built and modernised and teacher scholarships extended.

“We have been committed to addressing inequities that have been allowed to develop in Māori education for too long....“Well over a billion dollars has now been put into Māori education by this Government.....
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New data apprenticeship programme for Maori and Iwi organisations
A new Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Data Apprenticeship programme has been launched in Manawatufor Maori and iwi organisations to enhance their technical data capability and writing skills within the context of a unique Maori world view. The Poipoia Data Apprenticeship programme (Poipoia) is the brainchild of Auraki Group Limited who are passionate about boosting Maori STEAM capability....
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Minister backs Māori broadcasting
Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson says Māori radio and television are treaty obligations, so they won’t be measured by audience share.

Māori ministers are heading around the country to spell out some of what’s in Budget 2023 for Māori.

Mr Jackson told a hui at Ngā Whare Waatea yesterday the $51 million dollars for Māori broadcasting over the next two years will allow

Māori tell more of their stories because they matter.....
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Office of the Māori climate commissioner
Donna Awatere Huata takes on the role of Māori Climate Commissioner after a lifetime spent as a fierce advocate for the Treaty of Waitangi and an equally fierce opponent of ongoing colonisation of and racism toward Māori....
See full article HERE

Why there are so few Māori in science

Moana NZ sets up long-term partnership to benefit Māori 

Tuesday May 23, 2023 

Aotea is taking Rongoā Māori to the world, and skies, aboard Air New Zealand 
Both products utilise ingredients that are features of Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine). “The oil from Harakeke seeds have a very rich Omega-3, 6 and 9 content,” explains Toki. “And kawakawa has amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

As a small business owner, who has to this point been locally focused, Toki said this partnership with Air New Zealand was an exciting opportunity to share Māori mātauranga with an expanded audience.

“Maori at large are very proud of our culture, and it's nice to be able to have a vector to show the flora and share our story.....
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Māori keep place in water reform
Senior Cabinet Minister Nanaia Mahuta says she doesn’t think the Government has weakened its commitment to Māori through changes in the water infrastructure reforms.

Former minister Meka Whaitiri has cited changes to Three Waters and what she says is a weakening of influence by the Māori caucus as reasons for quitting the party.....
See full article HERE

Whāriki And Callaghan Innovation Enter Partnership To Support Māori Business Innovation
Callaghan Innovation and Whāriki have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation in Māori enterprise.

The goal of the partnership is to connect Māori businesses to research and development opportunities that support and accelerate the growth of Māori businesses across the motu.....
See full article HERE

Whānau Ora Launches Our Future Is Māori Campaign, A Statement For Greater Māori Aspiration.
Whānau Ora has launched a statement on its bold vision for greater Māori aspiration and inspiration.

Visible across billboards, bus stops, and televisions across Aotearoa, Our Future is Māori speaks to the simple assertion that Māori must - and will - take charge of their own future.

Using impactful imagery of whānau from around Aotearoa, the campaign is a reminder of Tino-rangatiratanga and stresses the effectiveness of a for Māori by Māori approach to supporting Whānau wellbeing across the country......
See full article HERE

Iwi have say in number data collection
The Minister for Statistics says agreements between Stats NZ and individual iwi and hapū should lead to a better understanding of the data Māori need for planning.

The agency last week signed a relationship agreement with Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust, the post-settlement organisation for the Wairoa region.

It’s part of a wider initiative to work with iwi-Māori launched after the failed 2018 Census, with about 20 groups signed up so far.....
See full article HERE

Sanford agrees to sell fishing rights to Moana, plans to close Auckland plant
Sanford plans to sell most of its North Island inshore wildcatch fishing rights to iwi-owned rival Moana New Zealand, and close its Auckland processing plant.

Chief executive Peter Reidie said Sanford had agreed to sell the annual catch entitlement for much of the quota to Moana for at least 10 years. Sanford would retain ownership of the quota.....
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Kapa haka putea compensation for past suppression
A Te Matatini judge says a Budget boost is a step towards righting a historical wrong.

Funding for the national Maori performing arts festival increased from under $3 million to $34 million over the next two years.

The organisation says 70 percent of the putea will go to the 12 rohe who will each decide how it will be used in their area.

Tamaki Kapa Haka chair Paora Sharples says Government has a responsibility to fund kapa haka.....
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Free trade next step for exporters
Federation of Māori Authorities chair Traci Houpapoa says Māori exporters are looking at reaping the work done on trade deals rather than expecting anything from last week’s Budget.

She says the Budget was boring but well-balanced.

Of more interest are the free trade agreements with the United Kingdom and the European Union which will save exporters millions of dollars in tariffs and allow better access for Maori-grown produce.....
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Rugby boosted by new mental health partnership
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Te Aka Whai Ora (Māori Health Authority) have today launched a ground-breaking partnership aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes in New Zealand communities.

The partnership will see expanded delivery of NZR’s mental health and wellbeing programme Mind. Set. Engage. in five regions: Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Southland......
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Hapū and Greenpeace take South Taranaki wind-powered hydrogen proposal to appeal court
Several Ngāruahine hapū will be in the Court of Appeal with Greenpeace on Tuesday to seek tighter controls on a wind-powered hydrogen plant in South Taranaki.....
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Bilingual traffic signs in te reo Māori edge closer to reality
Bilingual traffic signs are edging closer to reality as part of an effort to ensure te reo Māori is more visible on roads across Aotearoa.

A package of 94 signs was released for public consultation on Monday including destination signs, walking and cycling signs, warning signs and motorway advisory signs.

The He Tohu Huarahi Māori bilingual traffic signs programme is being led by Te Mātāwai, an organisation focused on revitalisation of te reo Māori, and Waka Kotahi.....
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Council recognised for Te Ao Māori learning effort
Kāpiti Coast District Council is proud to have been acknowledged for its efforts to build staff capacity and capability in Te Ao Māori, including tikanga Māori and te reo Māori.

Chief executive Darren Edwards says Council is committed to fostering a more mutually mana enhancing partnership with mana whenua and Kāpiti Māori.....
See full article HERE

John Robinson: A call for freedom of speech 

Monday May 22, 2023 

Public service poaches Māori media kaimahi 
The Labour Government has addressed a lack of capacity in the Māori media sector, with some of the $51 million budget announcement last week tagged for workforce development.

” The $51 million will take uncertainty out of our future, and my understanding is there’s additional money in there for Whakaata Māori.” says Te Māngai Pāho CEO Larry Parr.

“We’re low in capacity, because there’s such a high demand for our talented reo speakers. our media people across the wider media sector and public service actually. ”

A taskforce has been accessing the needs of the workforce, so bringing more younger people on to train as journalists and technicians is going to be great says Larry Parr....
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Update On Whakapapa And Tūroa Skifields From Ruapehu Skifields Stakeholders Association
There appears to have been minimal consultation to date with key stakeholders, most importantly local Iwi. It is imperative that Iwi values and interests are respected to be allowed to carry out snow-based activities on Mt Ruapehu.....
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How Māori and Pacific sports stars are helping revitalise vulnerable languages

Advocates call for new Māori Housing Authority to tackle dire Māori homelessness

Arihia Bennett: A Māori perspective on Budget 2023

Te hā pūmau: Uncovering the meaning of karakia and what it means to be Māori

Ngarimu Blair reflects on Bastion Point and the story of Ngāti Whātua in Tāmaki Makaurau

Te Kawehau Hoskins: A more Māori life at university

Te reo is a rongoā, Bernie O’Donnell Co-Chair Te Mātāwai 

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Robert Arthur said...

re 22nd. With less emphasis on 3 Waters and co governance Labour pretends to be moderating its pro maori stance, but obviously it is still in the grip of its maori caucus. F.b. Tamahere need not funnel charity money to maori when the govt is so generously propping their propaganda media directly. The $51m allocation to maori media is preposterous. The msm should have headlined this. From the publications reprinted here they seem to have a far larger essentially single minded race based industry than any other racial group. If short of presenters it is because too many are working for RNZ (whose relentless pro maori programme is presumably additional to the $50 million). Whilst the rest of the world concentrates on moving with the times and thus increasing productivity and the standard of living, NZ is obsessed primarily with expanding a stone age based hobby language now mostly contrived. With such riches available in the maori world media staff everywhere will shape their output to preserve chances of employment there, much in the way the PIJFund has also shaped media responses.

Maori have long resented the exploitation of Mt Ruapaehu (and observing the vast expensively equipped lavishly spending crowds there I empathise somewhat.) It seems with the management rearrangemnt they have spied a chance to gain a controlling foothold. Presumavbly they long for a situation as Waikaremoans where it seems to be the intent to accompany every visitor with a paid guide dishing maori claptrap.

robert Arthur said...

re 23rd. I would not have thought blatant politicking was part of the Whanau Ora charter or whatever guideline it free spends under.

Ray S said...

Re 23
"Visible across billboards, bus stops, and televisions across Aotearoa, Our Future is Māori speaks to the simple assertion that Māori must - and will - take charge of their own future. "
I read this and similar statements many, many times, and make the same observation each time.
Who is going to pay for what will be a separate nation within NZ.

Sorry, no prizes for correct guesses.

Barend Vlaardingerbroek said...

I'm all for Maori self-determination. That means
*** they pay their own way
*** they feed their own kids
*** they instil civic values in their offspring
*** they pay their own way (just to labour the point)
Being a parasite isn't self-determination.

robert Arthur said...

re 24th It is incredible that Whanau Ora have the audacity to fritter money on a By Maori For Maori Campaign. The expenditure trail for WO always was a concerning mystery. At least for once we can see where the fortunes are going. In terms of improved living standards for the ordinary maori any immediate gain here would require wondrous imagination to establish. Timed as it is, it is a blatant state funded political programme betting that Te Pati will be kingmaker, thereby elevating maori far above the rest. Not the role of Whanau Ora. Another one for the Auditor General to fret over. Will be interesting to see what insipid obseravtion Luxon might manage.

Expenditure on maori education would be appropriate if it improved core skills. But to further indulgent wallowing in te reo and maoriness seems to be the intent.

In pouring yet more money in the direction of maori broadcasting wily Willie has stated that being somehow Treaty related audience share is not a factor. Yet in striving to yet further dumb down RNZ he cites audience share as the motivation.

The Data Apprenticeship with a maori world view and observation through a maori lens seems to be a course in how to select, twist, and present data with a maori spin. With a gullible audience self serving false truths can then be established as folk lore to be added to the already vast trove.

Just exactly what does a Maori Climate Commissioner do? (I dont think maori did rain dances)

Robert Arthur said...

I dont know what the Northland Regional Council ratepayers think about the race based assistance. At least none are squanderin git on Maori studies. Nevertheless if it leads to employment in the Council citizens are setting themselves up for control by maori from within, even more so than applies to local bodies now.

Anonymous said...

Nz needs to be colour blind like it was before the woke madness cult and stop puttung people in boxes or groups. This is a very marxist thing to do. We are not robots who sit at home on our screens waiting.for.the govt to when it's s safe to leave the house due to "rain"or a virus. This nonsense can only keep happening if we collectively let it.

Robert Arthur said...

re 26th. Luxon is gloriously insipid on many issues. With Shane Jones alongside after October his thoughts on unfathomable maori twaddle names for govt depts and local bodies will clarify markedly. What other country devotes so much energy, ability and money to an obsolete stone age hobby language?

Haumaha thinks maori have the solution to ram raids by youth. This confirms maori are the main culprits, a fact now generally concealed from the mere public. Haumaha is mistaken. Maoridom has been saturated with the "imagine decolonisation" mantra preached nation wide by the ultra glib Moana Jackson and forceful Mutu. The concept has filtered down from the marae brain wash propaganda meetings to maori at all levels. The obscure "imagining" is replaced by the tangible "act"; a contrary attitude to all behavioural norms and laws traceable to colonist influence. Placing the undiscipled brats under maori marae influence will only reinforce their anti other society attitudes. I suppose they will do haka to soften their aggression.

Maori tourism enjoys many concession advantages and access rights and is constantly gaining more. I would not have thought that it needed yet further assistance. does the Auditor General follow the money?

Like many others the BOP Council wastes time, money and councillor's energy on manufactured maori based problems. A long wrangle about translation in documents. Seems no one can agree on the translation so some preferred it deleted? Where does that leave those with no te reo at all? Of course nothing delights maori more than wording able to be flexibly interpreted. I suspect translation draws the documents within reach of the Plain Speech Act or whatever it is called; not something that fits well with now ever vague maori influenced Council statements. To read requires a very recent issue maori dictionary and/or endless tedious internet searches. It is preposterous that so many council documents appear riddled with te reo. (preparation must involve a myriad staff) I trust the maori councillors occasionally contribute something constructive to council proceedings, not just arguing the toss about stone age language aspects.

Anonymous said...

Re Te Reo street signs: what a joke! Nz is becoming like nth korea in that nothing us real. In my local library in auckland the main signage is all in te reo, with the english version written in small underneath. Phrases like " new books you might enjoy" and ironically enough all the new books are in english . No one unde

Anonymous said...

Also if catching the akl trains all the announcements are in te reo first so you have to wait 2 minutes to hear the english version. If it is in regards to a platform change , it will be too late and you miss your train. They are trying to annoy people into learning te reo, this won't work. Keep signage in english.

Robert Arthur said...

re 27th. The maori speakers leaving maori media is curious. Possibly they tire of attempting serious, extending conversation with limited colleagues in limited te reo. And the incessant hyenic giggling (as Julian Willcox hour)) must be wearing. For the more progressive, being surrounded by persons wallowing in a nostalgic simple stone age based culture and pandering to a simple sycophantic audience must be stultifying.

Maori "leaders" spout platitudes which their eager often mdest intellect disciples accept unquestionably. One Murupaenga-ikenn states that "a tiri centric approach to climate justice recognises that 80% of the planet's remaining bio diversity is concentrated on indigenous whenua which makes up only 20 % of the worlds surface"'. Catchy, but what does it mean? What has the Treaty to with climate? (Perhaps if we built fewer state haouses to acheive presumed tiriti equity of outcome, less CO2 would be generated) By bio diversity do they mean the natural state significantly unchanged by man in recent times? Does it include natural grassland? Do the wheatlands of Canada and Ukraine not absorb carbon irreversibly? Or the paddy fields of Asia? What about the contribution of planted eventually harvested forest? And if it is concentrated in indigenous whenau, what exactly is that? Land still owned by by indigenous folk? Or does it include occupied by? Is the absurdly broad NZ definition of indigenous applied elsewhere? Are the part Spanish Indians of South America regarded as indigenous? What about the Russians, derived in part from north Europe, with their vast forests? Do the mixed race Indians of North America still own or solely occupy the wilds of norhtern Canada? Are the relatively unharvested mountain forests of NZ, not owned or occupied by maori, regarded as bio diversty concentrated on indigenous whenua? What about the blue forests extending around sydney? etc etc. I really have no idea just what the catchy throw away line means. Nor will supporters but that will not deter them.

Erica said...

Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.The whole Te Reo thing has become ridiculous and hopefully more and more of the population sees this.