Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill: a good idea stuck in a political mire

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill has been mired in controversy since the first draft came out last year. At the heart of the concern is the lack of consultation by the Crown with current Māori landowners. As the Waitangi Tribunal found in its urgent report on the issue, even though Chris Finlayson and co. don’t… Read More Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill: a good idea stuck in a political mire

Part II: A quick critique of the Understanding Whānau-centred Approaches report

Having done the GP comparison report, I thought I’d also have a look at Understanding whānau-centred approaches: Analysis of Phase One Whānau Ora research and monitoring results. Te Ururoa and Winston have been at loggerheads over what we’ve actually learnt from this report. It says nothing about where the money has gone. But what it… Read More Part II: A quick critique of the Understanding Whānau-centred Approaches report