Investing in the future of Māori
Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Māori Affairs
Investing in the future of Māori
Māori are entrepreneurial, youthful and dynamic and Budget 2008 aims to harness this potential and grow it to help secure Māori now and into the future, says Minister of Māori Affairs, Parekura Horomia.
“Budget 2008 supports making changes arising out of a review of the Māori Trustee and Māori Trust Office, which includes establishing the Māori Trustee as a stand alone organisation and the formation of Māori Business Aotearoa New Zealand.”
“During consultation on the changes proposed by the Māori Trustee and Development Bill, there was overwhelming support for the Māori Trustee to be established as a stand-alone organisation. Budget 2008 invests $19.4 million operating and $4.4 million capital funding into making this possible.”
“Budget 2008 also sets aside $40.5 million
in capital funding into Māori Business Aotearoa New Zealand
(MBANZ) in 2008/09, who will establish services for Māori
including providing business support, identifying
opportunities for Māori economic development, and some
facility for loans to Māori businesses.”
"MBANZ will work with Māori to progress their economic aspirations, building upon and expanding their already strong place in New Zealand’s economy.”
“Budget 2008 is also about ensuring the safety of our communities, establishing new facilities to showcase Māori culture to the world, providing support for Māori participation in the health sector, as well as investing in the Treaty negotiations process to accelerate progress”
This government is providing $14.9 million in operating, (of which $6.8 million (including 2007/08) is funded through reprioritisation in Vote Māori Affairs), and $2.3 million in capital funding to strengthen the capacity and capability of Māori wardens.
“Māori wardens do a great job in many communities,” Minister of Justice, Annette King, said. “They have had a very positive impact in regions like south Auckland, and the government will now support wardens across all regions, and will enhance their effectiveness even further by providing a total of 20 vans.”
New facilities in Wellington and Whakatane will be established to both showcase and educate tourists by providing them with a unique chance to experience a part of our indigenous Māori culture.
$7 million dollars has been allocated to support the establishment of a Wharewaka on the Wellington waterfront, near Te Papa, to provide a significant venue for Māori cultural events. Another $7 million will go towards supporting the erection of the Mataatua Whare at Whakatane which will go along way in supporting cultural tourism in the region.
“As well as investing in the promotion of Māori culture, Budget 2008 invests in preserving Māori records. $1.4 million has been allocated to Te Mangai Paho to preserve historical Māori footage, and $2.7 million in operating funding over the next four years will help the Māori Land Court/Waitangi Tribunal to access and preserve physical records.”
Minister of Health David Cunliffe announced $12 million dollars over the next four years to build a competent, capable, skilled and experienced Māori health and disability workforce.
“This funding of $12 million over four years will be used to increase the numbers and skill base of Māori nurses including a leadership course, specialist skills in primary care and well child services. In addition, a range of initiatives aimed at secondary school students will be developed to encourage and recruit Māori students to take up health as a career, including supporting Māori students studying at tertiary institutions.”
Budget 2008 will also support further acceleration of the treaty settlements process, with $5.3 million over four years invested in Vote Treaty Negotiations. This builds on the renewed momentum in settling historic treaty claims, including significant progress on the Waikato River, Port Nicholson, and Central North Island forestry claims.
Budget 2008 invests in Māori across the board. This investment in the future of Māori Development will provide real opportunity for Māori to realise and reach their full potential in all aspects of development, now and into the future.
Te Whakahaumi atu ki ngā wā kei mua o te Māori
He pukenga rakahinonga, taiohi, akiaki tā te Māori, nā reira ka whai te Tahua 2008 ki te whakamau atu i tēnei pūmanawa nohopuku ka whakatipua hei āwhina i te nohanga pai o te Māori ināianei, ahu atu ki ngā wā kei mua, e kī ana te Minita mō ngā Take Māori, a Parekura Horomia.
“E tautoko ana te Tahua 2008 i ngā whakarerekētanga ka puta mai i te arotakenga o te Kaitiaki Māori me Te Tari a Te Kaitiaki Māori, tāpiri atu ki te whakatū i te Kaitiaki Māori rōpū tū koia anake, me te whakatūtanga o te Rōpū, Umanga Māori o Aotearoa.”
“I waenga i ngā whiriwhiringa mō ngā whakarerekētanga, i whakaarotia e te Pire Kaitiaki Māori me te Whanaketanga, he nui rawa atu ngā tautoko kia tū te Kaitiaki Māori hei rōpū tū koia anake. E $19.4 miriona, mō ngā utu whakahaere, e $4.4 mō ngā utu haupū rawa, ngā whakahaumitanga a Tahua 2008, hei whakatinana i ēnei kaupapa.”
“E $40.5 miriona kua whakatahatia anō e Tahua 2008, ki te pūtea haupū rawa a Umanga Māori o Aotearoa (UMA) hei te tau 2008/09, koia ka whakatū i ngā ratonga mō te Māori, tāpiri atu ki te whakawhiwhi tautokohanga pakihi, te tautuhi i ngā huarahi wātea mō te whanaketanga ōhanga Māori, me tētahi wāhanga tuku pūtea taurewa ki ngā umanga Māori.”
“Ka mahi tahi a UMA me te Māori ki te whakahaere i a rātou tūmanako, ki te hanga ki runga, me te whakanui ake i tā rātou tūranga pakari i roto o ngā kuapapa ōhanga o Aōtearoa.”
Ka whai te Tahua 2008 ki te whakapūmau i te whakarurunga o a tātou hapori, ki te whakatū wāhi hou hei whakaatu i ngā tikanga Māori ki te ao, ki te whakawhiwhi tautokohanga mō te whaiwāhitanga o te Māori ki roto i te rāngai hauora, me te whakahaumi atu ki ngā whakaritenga whiriwhiringa i raro i te Tiriti hei whakatere i ngā whakataunga.”
E whakawhiwhi ana te kāwanatanga e $14.9 miriona mō ngā whakahaere, (e $6.8 miriona (tāpiri ki te tau 2007/08) nā te whakarerekē i ngā take tuatahi o te Pūtea Take Māori) me te $2.3 miriona, he moni haupū rawa hei whakapakari i ngā raukaha o ngā wātene Māori.
“He pai rawa atu ngā mahi a ngā wātene Māori ki roto i ngā hapori maha,” e kī ana te Minita mō te Ture, a Annette King. “Kua tau a rātou whakapātanga tōrunga rawa atu ki roto i ngā rohe pērā i Tamaki ki te Tonga, ā, ka tautokona te kāwanatanga ngā wātene ki ngā rohe katoa, me te whakakaha i a rātou mahi hāngai i te whakawhiwhinga i ngā wakakawe kōporo e 20.”
Ka whakatūria he wāhi whare hou ki Te Whanganui ā Tara me Whakatane hei whakaatu, hei ako i ngā tāngata tāpoi, ka whakawhiwhia he heipūtanga ahurei ki a rātou kia waia ki tētahi wāhanga o tā tātou tikanga tangata whenua Māori.
E $7 miriona kua tohaina hei tautoko i te whakatūtanga o tētahi Wharewaka ki runga i te tahamoana o Te Whanganui ā Tara, tata ana ki Te Papa, hei wāhi rongonui mō ngā huihuinga tikanga Māori. Me tētahi $7 miriona ake ka tukuna ki te tautoko i te whakatūtanga i te Whare, Mataatua, ki Whakatane, he āwhina nui tonu i ngā tautokohanga tāpoi tikanga ki te rohe.
“I runga anō i te whakahaumitanga ki ngā whakatairangi tikanga Māori, ka tuku pūtea te Tahua 2008 ki te tiaki i ngā rekoata Māori. E $1.4 miriona kua tohaina ki Te Māngai Pāho hei tiaki i ngā rīpene hītori Māori, me te $2.7 miriona i runga i ngā tau e whā kei mua, hei pūtea whakahaere i te āwhinatanga i te Kōti Whenua Māori/TeRōpū Whakamana I te Tiriti o Waitangi ki te titiro me te tiaki i a rātou rekoata ā-tinana.”
Kua pānuitia e te Minita Hauora, a David Cunliffe, te $12 miriona i runga i ngā tau e whā kei mua, ki te hanga i tētahi rōpū mahi hauora, hauā Māori, e kaiaka ana, e raukaha ana, e whai pukenga ana, e whai tohungatanga ana.
“Ko whakamahi tēnei tukunga pūtea, i runga i ngā tau e whā, ki te whakamaha ake i te maha, me ngā whiwhinga pukenga o ngā nēhi Māori, tāpiri atu ki tētahi akonga kaiārahitanga, ngā pukenga tohungatanga mō ngā ratonga tiaki mātāmua, me ngā tamariki ora. I tua atu, ko ngā momo kōkiri e hāngai ana ki ngā tauira kura tuarua, kia whai mahi hauora rātou, tāpiri atu ki te tautoko i ngā tauira kei ngā pūtahi wānanga.”
Ka tautoko anō e Tahua 2008 te whakaterenga ake i ngā whakahaere whakataunga Tiriti, e $5.3 miriona i runga i ngā tau e whā, kua whakahaumi ki roto i Pūtea Whakataunga Tiriti. Ka hanga atu tēnei ki runga i te torohaki hou ki te whakatau i ngā kerēme Tiriti hītori, tāpiri atu ki te ahunga whakamua kaha o ngā whai whakataunga o ngā kerēme o te Awa o Waikato, o te Taunga Waka o Nikitini, me ngā ngahere o Waenganui o Te Ika ā Māui.
E whakahaumi ana te Tahua 2008 ki te whānuitanga o te Māori. Ko tēnei whakahaumitanga atu ki te whanaketanga Māori i ngā wā kei mua, koia nei ka whakawhiwhi huarahi motuhake mō te Māori ki te whakatinana i a rātou pūmanawa nohopuku ki runga i ngā āhuatanga katoa o te whanaketanga, inaianei, haere ake hoki ki ngā wā kei mua.