September 28, 2016
League looking for indigenous answers
The Maori Women’s Welfare League is holding its annual conference in Tamaki Makaurau this week and president Prue Kapua says it’s looking at some of the issues of health, housing and poverty that it was formed to address 64 years ago.
Ms Kapua says through its network of branches the league has a good sense of the issues facing Maori families.
It also delivers integrated services for three government ministries through its He Kete Aronui contract but she’d like to see it develop its own indigenous services.
"The government has pretty much failed us in every area that we were looking at in 1951 and we're still looking at today. Perhaps it's time that we were given the opportunity to use Maori solutions to put in place some ways in which we can try to address some of the pressing issues we've got," says the President of the Maori Womens Welfare League, Prue Kapua.
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