Mahuta challenges Te Puni Kōkiri over Whanau Ora

I te Komihana Whānau Ora o Te Ika ā Maui e hui ana me ōnā rōpu whai pānga, e wero ana a Nanaia Mahuta o te Rōpū Reipa i ngā mahi a te Manatū Kāwanatanga Māori, i Te Puni Kōkiri.

Kua rua tau e poua ana Te Pou Matakana ki te whenua.

Engari ko te pātai kē, he aha rā ngā mahi kua oti nei i a rātou.

E ai ki te Tāhuhu Rangapū o Te Pou Matakana, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, "First of all, what we have achieved is that we have our foot in the door with the families.  Because you can't do it in two years, you're not all of a sudden going to address issues that have built up over the last 15 to 20 years.”

Nō te ra nei, tū ai te hui Whānau Ora a te komihana nei, ā, i tuku rautaki rātou hei kawe i ngā kaupapa whai painga mā ngā whānau. Engari hei tā Raukawa-Tait he nui tonu ngā mahi kei mua i te aroaro.

Hei tā Raukawa-Tait, “So we've had to build an organisation from scratch, and we are not at this stage a magic wand to say all our problems are going to disappear. We've had to take it slowly and do it well.”

Hakoa te tohanga whā tekau miriona tāra i te tahua putea, e wero ana te mema o Reipa a Nanaia Mahuta i Te Puni Kokiri, te manatū tuku i ngā pūtea ki ngā komihana pēnei i Te Pou Matakana, kia whakaputa i tōnā ake rautaki.

Hei tā Mahuta, “The role of Te Puni Kokiri is to bring together each of those reports and tell Parliament, in terms of the value of the investment coming to the commissioning agencies, what are the outcomes.”

A, kua puta te Minita Whānau Ora a Te Ururoa Flavell ki te tuku atu i ānā ake kōrero.

Hei tā Flavell, “They say that because the number of Rangatahi in prison has increased in recent years, Whānau ora isn't working. Katahi na te pōhēhē ko tērā.

He nui noa atu ngā ripoata kua puta i roto i ngā toru tau kua hipa ake. Ko ētahi i roto i ngā tari anō hoki, ko ētahi he mea momo arotake i a ia anō. Ko ētahi i puta i ngā tari o wāhi kē.”

Ka mutu te hui a Te Pou Matakana apōpō.