After announcing $80million to Whanau Ora, the Government have astoundingly lied to Māoridom and in fact are giving that money to baby stealing Oranga Tamariki and the MSD who were just caught out lying over penalising drug tested beneficiaries!
Chair of Te Pou Matakana, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait didn’t mince her words either, “We’ve got Māori members of parliament in there, and what the hell are they doing, where is their voice raised? We expect Māori members of Parliament to be there to advocate for their people, and that’s not happening and so we’re over it.”
Tait says the Government mislead Whānau Ora providers, “We actually thought we were getting $80 million which was announced in the budget for Whānau Ora, it is not coming to the commissioning agencies, we have had funding slashed, where is it going? Its going into Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki? Why would they go there? Why would you put millions into Government organisations. They’re not the ones who support our people, when you say, we are form the Government we are here to help, our people just glaze over.”
This Government are bewildering! Why tell Māoridom that they had $80million in whanau ora funding when they intended to sink that money into two agencies who have utterly failed Māori?
The naked contempt this Government have for Māori is astounding. Oh sure, they can pronounce the Te Reo perfectly, they can sound empathetic when it comes to the abuse Māori face and they can pay all the lip service to the politics of kindness but when it comes to actually funding Māori they deceive and hand the money over to agencies with a track record of abusing Māori.
Māori won the 2017 election for Labour, that this is their reward is jaw dropping.