August 29, 2012
Social service plan for Tuhoe gets tick
Government agencies are lining up to work with Ngai Tuhoe to improve social outcomes in Te Urewera.
Treaty negotiations minister Chris Finlayson says the social service management plan arose out of negotiations to settle historic grievances.
The five year plan was developed by a high level taskforce led by the Ministry for Social Development.
It includes district health boards working with the iwi to improve primary healthcare services, and helping Tuhoe to develop a long term education strategy underpinned by
Tuhoe philosophy, and Child, Youth and Family working on a goal of no Tuhoe tamariki in its care.
The new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will work with Tuhoe on spatial and town planning to meet the tribe’s housing needs.
The planned will be signed in October.
Mr Finlayson says talks continue towards a comprehensive settlement of Tuhoe’s historic treaty claims.