Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 8, 2021 10:16:06 GMT 12
Peter Williams : HE PUAPUA - LET'S GIVE WILLIE JACKSON SOME ADVICE!
In this country today, the Minister of Maori Development Willie Jackson is going to tell us a bit more about what the government intends to do about the He Puapua report. And I just wondered this morning, if you’d like to give Willie some advice about which direction he should take the country based on the recommendations in He Puapua.
As we know, He Puapua means a break. It’s traditional meaning pertains to a break in the waves. But on this occasion, its meaning is that in New Zealand - sorry Aotearoa - there should be a breaking of the usual political and societal norms and approaches. It is a radical report, essentially suggesting there should be co-governance of the country with iwi holding positions of major influence, if not major control, such as proposed in the initial thinking around the Maori Health Authority.
The ideas and most of the concepts in the report are outrageous, divisive and worst of all, undemocratic because those who say they are Maori will have significant influence, if not a veto, on decisions affecting the entire country and everybody in it. But there is a sneaking suspicion that because of the influence of people like Jackson and Nanaia Mahuta inside the cabinet, many of these ideas will get government approval in some shape or form......