COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Te Rōpu ready to set anti violence strategy
Members of Te Rōpu who will be chaired by Prue Kapua. Absent Ngaropi Cameron

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print



The chair of a new Māori advisory group on domestic and sexual violence says it’s a chance for Māori to develop solutions that work for them.

Prue Kapua, who also heads the Māori Women’s Welfare League, says Te Rōpu brings together a range of Māori with practical experience in women’s refuges, anti-violence initiatives and community outreach.

She says Justice Undersecretary Jan Logie has made it clear Te Rōpu is to take the lead in developing the strategy and in holding the Government to account.

"This is quite different from the very many committees that are set up to try to deal with Māori issues and then other people go off and make decisions. We have the opportunity to make those decisions and we have a commitment they will be carried through," Ms Kapua says.

Te Rōpu is interim, but it could become a statutory board or other form of permanent body.

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

matariki x
Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki".
Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?
Latest infant death being used in Oranga Tamariki propaganda campaign.
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I think the manner in which dead infants are being used to justify the deeply flawed child uplift policy by Oranga Tamariki is a new low in this depressing and increasingly ugly debate.





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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm