Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Puao Te Atatu

I totally support Iwi and Maori social service providers commitment to the implementation of Puao Te Atatu, says Tariana Turia.

The Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services) attended a hui in Rotorua yesterday, held by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services with Iwi and Maori social service providers from throughout the country.

"I commend the Chief Executive Jackie Brown and her senior managers for attending the hui. It is important they hear first hand the providers concerns so they can better support and assist providers working amongst their whanau, and contributing to whanau, hapu and iwi development.

"There were difficulties that were re-iterated at the hui regarding the capacity of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and I am working with Steve Maharey and the department to ensure we can overcome them for the benefit of the families and their children.

"It was clear that some form of systemic change needs to occur to provide more pro-active support to Iwi and Maori social service providers.

"I support the hui recommendations that a Treaty relationships between Crown and Iwi must be developed.

"The providers question whether the current contracting process was equitable
with CYFS acknowledging this did need to be addressed.

"The key message of the hui was 'whakahokia mai a mataou tamariki ki a matou, nga whanau, nga hapu, me o matou iwi' (return our children to their whanau, hapu, and iwi). I have always supported kin-based care and will work to ensure this becomes a reality.

"Both CFYS and myself are committed to ensuring the Government and CYFS words of commitment are turned into actions rather than left on a shelf for another decade," Tariana Turia said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>

 

14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels