Honour the Treaty of Waitangi.

Honour the Treaty of Waitangi.

Do this through continued funding of the current trend in the Ministry of Education to educate new teachers on how to reach Māori and Pasifika akonga. Mitigate the negative effects of colonization and the ever widening povery gap on New Zealand by increasing funding in health care and early childhood education.

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  • Gene Dalefield
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 15:42:11 +1300
  • Alexandra Hallatt
    commented 2016-11-30 06:59:02 +1300
    The treatment of its native people, as well as that of immigrants, is something that makes New Zealand a better country than most. But there is a lot more work to be done, especially when there is a profit motive to undermine the Treaty.
  • Alexandra Hallatt
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 06:59:02 +1300
  • Sue Rine
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 19:06:13 +1300
  • Nathan Rattray
    tagged this with low priority 2016-11-29 11:45:50 +1300
  • Hawira Karaitiana
    commented 2016-11-28 22:19:25 +1300
    A treaty honored? That would be different. The treaty people of the world will never know the quality of life promised them, and what that future may have looked like for their people. We do know however, what ‘tangata whenua’ look like when treaties aren’t honored.

    If crooked Settler Governments honored their part of the contract, the poor statistics that burden tangata whenua across the board wouldn’t exist. I think a fair number of our treaty mates are sick of it. Yet most no bugger all about it, the different English versions, or even the Māori version and none of them were identical in content.

    A NZ Constitution that recognises that NZrs of all ethnicities are the same, perhaps denies all Māori/indian/chinese nzrs the right to live, speak and practice their culture. I don’t want to be ‘the same’. What nonsense. As for having the ‘same rights as others and no double standards’, that is promised in article 3 of the Treaty, but denied Māori over and over again.

    Honoring the Treaty shouldn’t be seen as ‘preferential treatment’ for tangata whenua. It shouldn’t be the cause of NZrs anxiety and acrimony. Honoring the Treaty can be as simple as supporting treaty education in schools, reading and improving knowledge of nz history, learning te reo or simply making a genuine attempt to say māori names correctly.
  • Mark Ross
    commented 2016-11-28 17:11:42 +1300
    Get rid of The Treaty all together due to its discriminatory nature (Peremptory norm) and replace it with a Constitution of New Zealand that recognises that all New Zealanders of all races are the same, and have the same rights as each other. No double standards anywhere.
  • Mark Ross
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-28 17:11:42 +1300
  • duncan cairncross
    commented 2016-11-28 13:40:28 +1300
    IMHO the actual treaty should now be considered a historical document as one of the parties (Iwi) are now just a rich mans club and no longer represent their people

    The actual suggests however are very useful and very important – we should definitely do both
  • duncan cairncross
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-28 13:40:28 +1300
  • Duncan Stuart
    tagged this with important 2016-11-28 12:43:15 +1300
  • Tim Sione Keni Lalahi
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-28 09:05:40 +1300
  • Tim Sione Keni Lalahi
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    Suggestions: Honour the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Tim Sione Keni Lalahi
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-28 09:04:32 +1300