September 29, 2019
Māori authorities told to step into policy debates
A leading member of the Federation of Māori Authorities believes Māori organisations need to take a more high profile role in public policy formation.
FOMA held its 32nd annual hui in Nelson over the weekend to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the owners and managers of Māori land.
Paul Morgan from hosts Wakatū Incorporation says it was a chance for many to get an update on some of the reviews the government is conducting into water, resource management, and climate change, as well as justice, health and social policy.
"We've got many many matters that impact on Māori landowners so the critical issue is getting Māori to participate in the various policy work programmes, getting themselves informed because they impact on their businesses, they impact on them as employers, they impact on them in markets," he says.
Mr Morgan says Māori entities are outperforming the general business community.
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