Parliament

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

 

Committed to the implementation of Puao te Ata Tu

21 March 2001 Media Statement

Committed to the implementation of Puao te Ata Tu


I am absolutely committed to seeing the implementation of Puao te Ata Tu says Social Services and Employment and Maori Affairs Associate Minister Tariana Turia today.

In response to a queston in the House today by opposition social services spokesperson Bob Simcock to the Minister of Social Services and Employment Hon Steve Maharey.

"Whanau, hapu and iwi have never waivered from the principles, ideals and recommendations of Puao te Ata Tu.

"It is recognised in academic circles as perhaps the most complete social policy document which truly reflected the beliefs ,values and aspirations of Maori people.

"It is probably for that reason that this social policy document has never been forgotten.

"It is a model created by the previous Labour government which all governments would do well to replicate. It was a bottom-up policy document. This coalition government again embraces bottom-up solutions.

"I believe that thinking, caring people will again support the implementation of Puao te Ata Tu. It is as relevant today as the day it was written.

"As Retired Youth Court Judge Mick Brown has recently stated 'failure to run with the constructive vision of Puao te Ata Tu is a sad indictment on all those involved', ' Tariana Turia said.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice.

Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted, at considerable cost and emotional distress. Some people had lost their possessions in trying to meet the expense of the upheaval.

Not everyone felt so compassionate. More>>

 

America's Cup: Environment Court Grants Consents

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “I welcome today’s decision by the Environment Court to grant consent for the bases and associated infrastructure to host the 36th America’s Cup." More>>

ALSO:

Medical: New Surgical Mesh Safeguards

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More>>

ALSO:

Handley Handling: Fired Chief Technology Officer Releases Communications

In the interests of drawing a line on this issue, today I am releasing a detailed timeline of events and all of the emails and texts between myself and Clare Curran, and myself and the Prime Minister about the role and my move back to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia & Transcript: Acting PM's Press Conference

Winston Peters, Acting Prime Minister while Jacinda Ardern is in New York for the UN Leaders' Week, held a short press conference Monday after chairing this week's cabinet meeting. More>>

General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Cabinet Funds Deal For Oranga Tamariki Social Workers

The Minister said that an agreement in principle has been reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on a settlement worth $114.6m over five years. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels