max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

08:00pm - 11:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Kaupapa recognition good but money better
©White Ribbon

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

The director of the only kaupapa Māori service for people who commit sexual violence has welcomed acknowledgement of kaupapa Māori in the Wellbeing Budget, but says the money on offer falls well short of the need.

Russell Smith from Korowai Tumanako says in the past governments have failed to recognise Māori expertise in family and sexual violence services, so use of the term is a small win.

He says it appears about $7 million will be set aside for kaupapa Māori, and the bulk of the money will continue to go to mainstream services which don’t serve Māori well.

"You’ve got to have a clear understanding of both western practice but more importantly of Māori identity. Evidence tells us identity is one of the biggest parts of reducing recidivism and reoffending," Mr Smith says.

Māori services also need to apply into the mainstream pools of funding.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Korihi Dates

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Will Green voters surprise in Te Tai Hauauru
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are a couple of electorate battles this election that will have a dramatic impact on the result.
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.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

08:00pm - 11:00pm