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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Data exchange could move power to communities

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Associate Social Development Minister Peeni Henare wants to see non-government organisations making more use of data.

The Tamaki Makaurau MP and ministerial colleagues have just started a round of hui to discuss the future role of the Social Investment Agency set up by the previous Government and how personal information can be used by agencies and policymakers.

Demands that NGOs hand over personal data created opposition to National’s social investment policy, and Mr Henare says the Labour-led Government intends to take a different approach.

He says the previous approach was a one way street and it was about what government rather than communities wanted.

"Government holds large chunks of data and we tell people stories. That doesn't seem right to me. We know that organisations like Waipareira, tribal organisations and communities, if given access to that data can actually tell the story of their community and make the decisions that are relevant and important to their community," Mr Henare says.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
National promises to gut worker rights and tenant rights if elected

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It's an interesting tactic, but the National Party of New Zealand clearly believe that renters and workers won't bother voting in the 2020 election because they are promising that if National become the Government they will remove renter rights and scrap any plan to raise the minimum wage.

With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%.
Oranga Tamariki review: Deplorable, despicable and unacceptable !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury, The Whānau Ora report into Oranga Tamariki is out, and it is a deplorable, despicable and unacceptable read!
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm