Saturday July 22, 2017   Last updated 22:42PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

10:00pm - 11:59pm
Kyoto rejection puts Pacific in peril

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says Māori need to fight the Government's undermining of the emissions trading scheme, not just for their own sakes but for their Pacific cousins.

The Government says it won't be renewing its commitment to the Kyoto framework for cutting emissions, and its changes to the ERS will leave Māori forest owners and post-settlement iwi hundreds of millions of dollars out of pocket.

Ms Turei says Prime Minister John Key has made it clear he doesn't believe climate change is real and his party has been looking for an easy escape from its obligations.

She says that undermines individual efforts to do the right thing and sends a bad signal to our neighbours.

"The Pacific island leaders have been saying for more than a decade that they are the ones that are going to suffer first from the effects of climate change and they need New Zealand and Australia to step up. The New Zealand Government is not, and they will be the ones that lose access to their fresh water, that lose their land. I think as Māori we have an obligation to fight for them," Ms Turei says.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd




Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-16072017
Waatea TV
 
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Wai Maori Trust Chairman Ken Mair
Maori Tuna Conference UPDATE
Chance To Ignite Lead Director Scotty Cotter
Scotty is best known to NZ audiences as an actor, with his television work including the tele-features Nights in the Gardens of Spain, directed by Katie Wolfe, based on the Witi Ihimaera novel; Purapurawhetu, directed by Rawiri Paratene and Michael Bennett, and roles in TV series Orange Roughies, Shortland Street, The Jacquie Brown Diaries, Brown Brothaz and Whanau. He's also made it to the big screen, starring alongside James Rolleston in 2015's The Rehearsal, based on the novel by Eleanor Catton.
Maori Party Tamaki Makaurau Candidate Shane Taurima
A regular interview on te wahanga Parakuihi hosted by Dale Husband.
Former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels
Dover Samuels on Radio Waatea 603am.
Tamaki Makaurau Rugby League GM Greg Whaiapu
A weekly wrap of the big games in Auckland this weekend.
Green Party Health Spokesperson Julie-Anne Genter
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes.
Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare
A weekly korero with Peeni Henare on Radio Waatea 603am.
Te Rongopai 20/07/2017 - Matekitawhiti Chase
Te Rongopai 20/07/2017 - Matekitawhiti Chase
Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all.
Marae TV phone message racism highlights ignorance
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Marae TV employee Blake Ihimaera had a phone message accidentally left on her phone from a company they were looking to hire a car from.
Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies
WILLIE JACKSON: We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.