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Māori climate change commissioner Donna Awatere Huata says officials are failing to engage Māori on climate change.

She says Māori and other community leaders in rural New Zealand are concerned about the costs and impact of the proposed 2050 climate zero target.

But their voices aren’t being heard, because the Interim Climate Change Committee and Climate Change Minister James Shaw seem more interested in looking good on the international stage.

She fears a repeat of the emissions trading scheme debacle under the previous government.

"Māori will be hit first and hit hardest in climate change yet in civil defence we are nowhere there, it is just an all white shop. In regional councils that are dealing with climate change, there is no Māori voice. It just seems to be one big closed shop." Ms Awatere Huata says.

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