Kaupapa: Environment

E manahau ana ngā kaipāmu Māori i te tohe a te kāwanatanga kia whakaheke iho i te tuku mewaro

Mānia Clarke
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E manahau ana ngā kaipāmu Māori i te whāinga o te kāwanatanga kia noho hua tukunga kore te motu hei te tau rua mano rima tekau. Nā whai anō i te kauwhau a te Minita o te Tari Āhua ā-Rangi, i te hui Āhua ā-rangi o Te Taitokerau, i tū ki Whangārei.

Ka mea atu a kaipāmu, a Kiri Edwards o Ngāti Manu, “We really need to think about is not just about punishing the cow as such but how we farm. And the models in this country, the conventional models of intensification and high inputs, low outputs really need to be addressed.”

E rua ngā whāinga hōu e kōkiri ana i te minita i tana pire Hauhā Korohū Kore. Arā, karekau he whakahekenga mewaro, kia noho tau noa rānei, wheoi kāore anō te taumata kia whakatau.

“Methane is not the problem,” i kōrero atu a kaipāmu a Max Purnell o Ngāti Maru.

“What I've been trying to farm and do and many, many people do in the north, we try to farm in a way that we leave land better for our grandchildren, for kaitiakitanga.” 

E ai ki te rangahau hōu nō Te Whare Wānanga o Wikitōria, he rerekē te whakahaere i te mewaro i te hauhā, nā tōna mimiti wawe ake.

“We've been saying for some time that obviously the short-lived gases like methane do behave differently from long-life gases like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide,” i kōrero atu a Shaw.

“And so therefore your policy response has to take account of those differences.”

“Industry and agriculture, forestries and fisheries have had a good run of it up till now,” i kī atu a Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn o He Korowai Trust, “and it's time that we have to seriously think about how are those industries going to give back to society and to the environment.”

Tekau mā whā ngā hui whitiwhiti kōrero mō te Pire Hauhā Korohū, ka tū hurinoa i te motu, hei ngā wiki e ono. Ka tū te hui tutahi ā te pō nei ki Whangārei.