March 22, 2016
NUMA launches Maorimeter survey
The National Urban Maori Authority wants to know how Maori in the cities see themselves.
Chief executive Lance Norman says it's an online survey on Maori identity going live will capture where whanau live and whether they see themselves as iwi, urban Maori or both.
He says census data shows that 85 percent of Maori now live in cities and 70 percent live outside their tribal rohe.
Twenty four percent of all Maori live in Auckland, so there's this new identity that we've created over generations now four generations in some instances where Maori have just been living in the cities and that is our key place so we're trying to get a feel for what our whanau are saying to us, where they're living and how we might advocate on their behalf with regard to policy and service delivery across the country", says Lance.
The survey is available on the Waateanews.com website or through the Facebook channels for the various urban Maori authorities.
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