Apr 11, 2021


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Submissions on wellbeing of tamariki Maori needed (closes 16 March)

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Submissions to the Maori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Social Determinants of Wellbeing close on 16 March 2012.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to advocate for high level changes in favour of Maori children and young people. Every Child Counts urges you to make a submission. Details about the inquiry and how to make submissions can be found at:

Every Child Counts has developed guidelines for organisations making submissions. Key messages from the paper attached are:

  • We need as many submissions as possible!
  • The inquiry gives us an opportunity to advocate for legislative and policy change;
  • We need strategies to deal with Maori whanau who are at risk;
  • In the long term we need to lift Maori children out of poverty;
  • Current measures are inadequate – we need new Maori measurements of wellbeing;
  • Solutions must be kaupapa Maori-based.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the Inquiry.

Anton Blank

09-376 8378, 021 406 031

1 thought on “Submissions on wellbeing of tamariki Maori needed (closes 16 March)

  1. Give Maori children a taste of life outside their norm, ie: living with the other cultures, mainly the one that signed the treaty.
    These people should obviously be contributors to society here in Aotearoa. They should be down to earth and known by others well.
    The families/people chosen should be active in their lives, ie: working people who have acess to after school care and holiday care. This is good for both parties as abbuse can be spotted easily and the children have a place to go to where they spend time with other children their own age and get the same opportunities that normal working families have.
    Childcare during working hours means a child, can be themselves without fearing phyiscal or mental abbuse, and that child will be experiencing a safe environment both at the home they are placed in and the care during working hours.
    I also think that a child should not be given to family or friends during the process of placement.

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