Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Bilingual guide a demonstration of leadership

Bilingual guide a demonstration of leadership

“Waikato River Restoration: A Bilingual Guide” to the Waikato River that saw Tainui Waikato, Landcare Trust and the Waikato River Authority working together is a demonstration of rangatiratanga or leadership says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

In Hamilton last week to launch the publication Dame Susan said “This is a real example of how human rights are realised and how race relations can be strengthened.”

“Because race relations and human rights are first and foremost about people, and our relationships with one another, how we treat one another. It is also a Maori language taonga.”

“Ka mihi ki te kaupapa o te rā i a Tainui Waikato me Landcare. Te taonga pukapuka hou kua oti i a koutou. He taonga ngā korero o roto, he taonga tona kaupapa nui, arā, te tiaki i te awa, he taonga hoki te reo Māori o roto,” said Dame Susan.

“Race relations are essentially about relationships and this is what we are here to celebrate today. I would like to thank Tainui Waikato, Landcare Trust and the Waikato River Authority for showing leadership and leading the way forward for all your people.”


Launched during Maori Language Week, Dame Susan – herself a Maori language student – says the publication is a taonga for the future.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news