Re-booting biculturalism in Aotearoa-New Zealand
Re-booting biculturalism in Aotearoa-New
The bicultural historical relationship
between Māori and Pākehā has been a love affair as well
as a power struggle.
As Waitangi Day draws near, Associate Professor Georgina Stewart
looks at the need to refocus on biculturalism and its place
in a country that holds dear the ideas of equity, diversity
and inclusiveness – and the fundamental Kiwi philosophy of
giving someone a ‘fair go’.
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on The Briefing Papers
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.
Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...
There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>