Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

Māori could afford a home but can’t compete with investors Comments 0

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Māori home ownership

With the rent Māori are paying Māori could actually afford ‘the dream’, to buy a home, but a 20% increase in house prices means fewer are able to. The comment comes from Te Matapihi, independent Māori housing advocacy group chair, Rau Hoskins. Hoskins is asking the Government to be more nuanced with their policy framework, Read more

However well-intentioned, the euthanasia law can never be racism-proof Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
euthanasia

I’m voting no on the End of Life Choice (EOLC) referendum. I have many concerns about this legislation, including around the technical aspects and operation of the law. But I’m also very concerned about its impact on the vulnerable and marginalised in our society. Here are my top four reasons. 1. It devalues and risks Read more

Police work and social work can go together Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
Māori

A call for help from domestic or family violence is made on average every four minutes in New Zealand, whose high statistics regularly top global lists. And South Auckland is the country’s ground zero, where 23,000 calls come in yearly for family violence. The area also has a large Māori and Pacific Islander population, but Read more

Māori are more likely to die from COVID-19 than other New Zealanders Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Māori

The risk of dying from COVID-19 is at least 50% higher for Māori than New Zealanders from European backgrounds, according to our study published 4 September 2020. Māori and Pacific populations are historically at greater risk of hospitalisation and death from pandemics. During the 2009 influenza pandemic, the rate of infection for Māori was twice Read more

Why a radical approach is needed to fix our broken justice system Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
justice

New Zealanders have long grappled with an obsession with criminal justice expansions, even though crime rates are on the decline. We tell ourselves: “Just another thousand police officers. Just one more prison. It’ll be fine after that. We promise we’ll stop there. They’ll be better. We won’t need any more.” Of course, the impacts of Read more

What is Islam’s appeal to Māori? Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Māori

As demonstrated by census data and various academic studies, conversion to Islam has been on the rise in Aotearoa New Zealand. Following the 2019 Christchurch attacks, three to five people a day were converting at a Wellington mosque, according to the International Muslim Association of New Zealand. Among Māori, there is a particular interest in Read more

Brash’s claims about Māori deaths extremely unhelpful Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A leading historian says Don Brash is being “extremely unhelpful” in questioning the accuracy of British statements of regret over the death of Māori in their first encounters with James Cook. Dame Anne Salmond, a prominent historian from Gisborne who has been part of conversations about the deaths with Tūranga iwi, said the truth was Read more

Nelson Santa Parade Trust steps down after Māori Santa controversy Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

A new organiser is being sought for the Nelson Santa parade after organisers quit following the Māori Santa backlash. Nelson councillor Gaile Noonan said a new organiser for the parade would be announced this week. Read more Related Posts:Where’s Santa? Nelson locals split on…The grinches who would deny us ChristmasKenyan Kiwi’ named bishop-elect for Nelson…Parents Read more

Ihumatao: Notions of achieving justice tested Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The dispute currently being played out at Ihumatao will take Solomon-like wisdom to resolve. Given that all major parties involved, Fletcher Construction, the kaumatua who negotiated a deal with Fletchers, and the “protectors of the land” led by Pania Newton, are all acting legally and are all making reasonable claims concerning their interest in the Read more

Māori suicide rate calls for new strategy Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
Copyright: John Murphy

New data shows that suicide rates among Māori people have risen to their highest level in a decade, and the rate among Māori men is double that of non-Māori. Why should this be so? Dale Husband speaks with Matthew Tukaki, executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council and former chair of Suicide Prevention Australia. Read more