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Māori Climate Commissioner: ‘Everyone who love their children should march with students this Friday against climate change’.

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  10 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, is calling on every Parent, Grandparent, Uncle, Aunt and whanau member to join their mokopuna this Friday to strike against climate change. 

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Māori Climate Commissioner: Overseas Holidays, Rugby World Cup, America’s Cup vs Catastrophic Climate Change

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  15 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says NZ is sending hypercritical messages by telling students not to join the climate change strike March 15th. “Why is it that we as a culture don’t mind students not going to school when it’s an overseas holiday or a victory sports parade, but seem to have a problem when students go […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner: “National’s Environment Discussion Document thinks it can buy it’s way out of climate change consequences”

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

Boutique travel parks in our national parks, electric car subsidies, litter campaigns, tech fixes we are no where close to fixing, gene editing pest controls and proclaiming our natural reserves are ‘birth rights’ are all very well and good, but they don’t set out a radical enough plan to combat climate change”.

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Māori Climate Commissioner: Greta Thunberg : A Wahine Toa of our Times

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, applauds the  courage by 16 year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who has gone on Friday strikes from school to protest the lack of action on global warming.

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Māori Climate Commissioner: Greenland melting is a grim new climate change warning

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  9 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says the latest research from Greenland is a grim new climate change warning. “The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  shows that since 2003, ice melt in Greenland has increased four-fold. That’s almost 300 billion tons of ice per year and it’s rapidly getting worse.” “This is dangerous for two reasons. […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner denounces UN climate talk appeasement in Poland

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  10 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has denounced the UN Climate talks in Poland as morally despicable and a wasted opportunity to the challenge of climate change. 

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Māori Climate Commissioner condemns Australia’s climate denial and calls on Patrick Suckling to resign

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has condemned Australia’s decision to doom its Pacific neighbours to climate catastrophe by appearing at a Coal conference at the UN climate change summit. “By appearing at America’s coal carnival, Australia has slapped the Pacific in the face. Climate change means there can be no future in coal and […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner celebrates first step for Indigenous Peoples at UN Climate Change Conference 2018

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Māori Climate Commissioner celebrates first step for Indigenous Peoples at UN Climate Change Conference 2018

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, is hailing the inclusion of indigenous people at the current UN Climate Conference in Poland as a successful first step at putting indigenous people and their experiences at the forefront of the climate change debate. “The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform panel session at this years Climate conference […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner call for culture of climate denial to be challenged

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata has called on New Zealanders to challenge the culture of climate denial. “According to a 2015 study from the University of Tasmania, New Zealand has one of the highest levels of climate denial in the Western World with 13% of us not believing climate change is made by […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner congratulates Stuff for incredible climate change coverage

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, congratulates Stuff.co.nz for their incredible climate change coverage over the last week. “The science that human pollution is causing the planet to dramatically warm is irrefutable, increasingly it is the muddied waters of the media that are confusing voters and citizens alike. To see Fairfax media take such a […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner demands government response – Māori Climate Commissioner

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says the latest research from The Lancet demands an immediate response from the Government. “The Lancet is considered one of the most respected medical journals and their release last week of a report on the health impact of climate change calls on politicians to acknowledge the danger and […]

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Praise for final UN Climate Vulnerable Forum communique – Māori Climate Commissioner

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has praised the final UN Climate Vulnerable Forum Communique from the leaders of nations most vulnerable to climate change.   “It is essential the voices of Indigenous and First Nation Peoples are not only given space in the climate change challenge, but that they’re provided with the resources for leadership in this debate. Indigenous cultures have centuries of cultural […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner congratulates funding for Science Challenges 2018

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Māori Climate Commissioner congratulates funding for Science Challenges 2018

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, congratulates the successful funding of science projects for Deep South, Resilience and GNS. “GNS gaining $11.2 million for three new multi-year research projects in the latest round of the Government’s Endeavour Fund alongside two Marsden Fund projects and the Resilience Challenge receiving $40million to research how New Zealand […]

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Maori Climate Commissioner criticizes Shaw’s Interim Climate Change Committee for lack of focus

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Maori Climate Commissioner Donna Awatere Huata has challenged the Interim Climate Committee established by Hon. James Shaw for treating Maori concerns in a superficial fashion. “I have heard many anxieties expressed from Maori and other community leaders in rural New Zealand about the costs and the distributional impact of the proposed 2050 climate zero target. […]

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