August 22, 2023
Māori ready to lead says king
The Māori king says it’s time for Māori to lead the change needed for Aotearoa’s future prosperity.
In his annual koroneihana address at Turangawawae Marae, Kiingi Tuheitia called on the country to allow iwi Māori to take charge.
He says working with government is important, but Māori plan to just do it, and if government comes along, ka pai.
While Māori suffered inequities in health, living costs, and the impacts of climate change, they also had the answers and solutions to these problems and more.
He says the Māori response to Covid showed mana motuhake works.
The right approach is by Māori, for everyone.