March 29, 2016
Keen interest in urban Maorimeter
A poll measuring how urban Maori feel themselves to be is proving an online hit, with hundreds of people filling in the survey within hours of it going live.
National Urban Maori Authority chief executive Lance Norman says with the majority of Maori now living in cities, the Maori meter is designed to give urban authorities a greater understanding of Maori attitudes and shape their planning.
NUMA is also considering pushing for a question targeting urban Maori identity to be included in the next census.
Mr Norman says there are now fourth generation Maori who still see themselves as iwi but have been living as urban Maori away from their rohe.
The data should indicate where they're living and how urban authorities might advocate on their behalf with regard to policy and service delivery across the country.
The survey is available on the Waateanews.com website or through the Facebook channels for the various urban Maori authorities.
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