Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 15, 2017 17:45:46 GMT 12
TE REO MAORI BRINGS RICHNESS TO PARLIAMENTARY EVENTS – KURA
Kura co-ordinates the MÄori element of all parliamentary events, including last month’s dissolution of the 51st Parliament. He will also oversee the MÄori element of the opening of the 52nd Parliament, which will take place after the general election.
Kura says te Reo MÄori plays a fundamental role in both occasions, acknowledging the partnership signed by MÄori and the Crown under the Treaty of Waitangi.
"Including a MÄori element demonstrates that the partnership is in motion. We see that every three years, Parliament ends and opens again, but the mana whenua is always here. You could distinctly see it during the dissolution as we were standing on Parliament steps, the Crown and representatives on one side and local iwi was on the other......