Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 20, 2021 3:44:20 GMT 12
MĀORI VOICES SAID TO BE MISSING FROM GOVERNMENT’S WATER REFORM
A Murupara leader says Māori voices are missing from the government's Water Services Bill, which aims to overhaul drinking water, wastewater and stormwater standards across the country as part of a wider government initiative.
Te Amo said it was "sad" to see no Māori voice in the forum and that the bill was set within a Western framework that needed a Māori world view, as Māori had their own frameworks and a different way of viewing water.
Of particular concern to Te Amo was the suggestion that a compliance officer could enter a property to inspect the water supply.
"Going on marae without permission is not a partnership," she said.....