Contrary to some claims, He Puapua is not a ‘plan’ and it doesn’t advocate for ‘separatism’. Rather, it invites us to imagine more inclusive political and constitutional arrangements.
A report on primary health care found New Zealand fails to deliver good outcomes for Māori because the state does not stand aside to allow Māori to take charge of their own affairs.
Support for Māori and Pasifika communities was a funding priority in New Zealand’s well-being budget, but a change in values may have greater impact than more money.
Much of the debate about the Treaty of Waitangi has focused on sovereignty and self-determination, but the issue of citizenship needs more attention.
The New Zealand government’s move to close charter schools as part of its education reform has prompted strong Māori criticism.