E ai ki te kaipara ō mua, kaitōrangapū o te wā hoki, ki a Louisa Wall, ko te tōrite o ngāi wāhine i te tāne i te ao hākinakina, he kino tonu. Hei kaupare i tēnei āhuatanga, kua whakapuakitia e te kāwanatanga te rua ira whitu miriona tāra hei whakamātautau hōtaka e nui ake ai te wāhine i te reanga poutūmārō o te mahi hākinakina.
“I think there is inequality. I think the inherent inequalities as we progress through the ranks you have to pay more money to participate,” te kōrero a Wall.
He Mamaku, he Rauponga ō mua hoki a Wall i whakakanohi i a Aotearoa i ngā taumata tiketike, nōnā e ako ana, e mahi ana hoki.
“There should be a direct relationship with Government or NGO's who provide the opportunities or the sport has to say to themselves it's not worth us having a sub for the year if the people can't participate. So, I think the sport needs to take some leadership in this.
From my own experiences I know that I put a lot of pressure on my parents. I am the oldest of four children and they wanted me to do well. And providing me with those opportunities it means that there was a sacrifice somewhere else in the whānau and sometimes I think that sacrifice doesn't exist.”
E rua tekau ōrau noa iho o ngā kaiako kei te taumata tiketike o te hākinakina, he wāhine.
He tatauranga e hiahiatia ana te whakapiki ake, e te Minita Take Hākinakina, Mahi Rēhia hoki, e Grant Robertson.
“Very few of the core are working in governance and management roles are women. So, $2.7 million to invest to have more women in those roles,” tā Robinson.
He pūtea tēnei i whakapuakitia i te Hui Taumata The Sports Womens + Girls, ā he wāhanga ia o te tekau miriona o ngā pūtea whakahaere i a Ihi Aotearoa NZ hei whakakorikori i a ngāi wāhine, kōhine hoki.
“We are enormously encouraged by what we see the likes of football, the likes of cricket many more to come. But we are on a journey and you are right we haven't got that universally across all sports but it's heading into the right direction,” te whakatau a Peter Miskimmin, Tāhuhu Rangapū o Ihi Aotearoa.
Engari anō te whai kia whakarahingia ake ngā pūtea tautoko i ngā rōpu hākinakina Māori, kei te whāia tonutia.
“That's an opportunity in front of us, you know my children go to the Māori hockey tournament each year they really enjoy that opportunity and so I understand that culturally distinctive pathway it's been enormously important for Māori and so that's an opportunity that we're going to be sitting with national Māori sporting organisations to look at how we might be able to move that forward.”
Mā te pūtea kāwanatanga hōu nei te kaupapa whakamātautau mā ngā wāhine i te taumata poutūmārō o te hākinakina e whakatinana atu ki te tau 2021.