COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Time to report on indigenous rights progress

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

The Government says it's time for New Zealand to get serious about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says it will develop a plan to drive and measure Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress towards the aspirations set out in the declaration.

She says the move to a post settlement environment and the increasing participation of Māori in the economy, as increasing innovation in Māori engagement by the crown, means the time is right.

"That is really around the way in which in New Zealand, thinking around Māori participation in the environment, co-management agreements, treaty settlements and the like have urged us to say let's come up with a national plan of action and start to report from a New Zealand context how we are making progress on the declaration articles," Ms Mahuta says.

A technical working group will be appointed to provide advice about what the partnership process should look like, and there will be engagement with Māori in the second half of the year.






Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

Korihi Dates

TRM Website Banner

flu cmdhb apr 2020
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Why is Oranga Tamariki so bad and why is the Government so hellbent on defending it?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week, Newsroom published a devastating critique of Oranga Tamariki management and work culture.
The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens.
Is it time to dump Police 10-7?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am