Kaupapa: Politics

Is an independent body needed to monitor post-Treaty money?

Talisa Kupenga

Kīhai ki tā te rōpū Nahinara ehara nā te kāwanatanga te haepapa ki te tātai i te whakatutukihanga o ngā whāinga e here ana ki ngā whakataunga kōkōraho Tiriti, engari ia kei ngā kaiwhiwhi kē. Heoi anō tā te mātanga take Tiriti, tā Carwyn Jones e urupare nei mehemea e tika ana kia whakatūria he rōpū motuhake e noho haepapa ai te kāwana ki ngā kaiwhiwhi takuhe.

Kei ngā rōpū whakataunga kereme te mana whakamātautau i tō rātou ake pūtea.

Ko tā Te Minita take Tiriti a Andrew Little "any money that is paid under conditions there is effectively a Trust over it and it's the responsibility of the recipients of those funds to make sure that the objectives or the purposes are met."

Nō tērā marama ka toko ake te pātai i a David Seymour, Kaiārahi o ACT, mehemea kua tika tā Te Arawa River Iwi Trust whakapau i ngā pūtea i tohua kētia hei whakapai i te awa o Waikato. He āwangawanga nō tētahi kaiwhiwhi takuhe te take.

E ai ki ngā ripoata he hiahia tā ētahi mema a iwi kia taihoa te tuku pūtea ki a TARIT kia mutu te tirohanga o te Heamana e te Tari Hara Taware ēngari kaore e tino mōhio tē Kāwanatana no wai tēra mana.

Ko tā Little " I understand that's funded out of Environment so it doesn't come anywhere near me."

Ko tā te Minita Take Taiao a David Parker "I'm not sure it would either be myself of the Minister of Treaty Settlements”

Ā ko tā te Minita Take Māori Take Karauna tā Kelvin Davis,"korekau nōku te mana kia haukotihia i te mea ko ngā pūtea no rātou no te iwi korekau na te kawanatanga. Kaore he tika kia uru atu te kawanatanga."

Engari ko tā Seymour me whakamātauhia kia mōhio ai e haere ki hea te pūtea.

"Where are the beneficiaries left? Not benefiting from the taxpayer money provided for that purpose."

Ko tā te Mātanga Rōia Take Tiriti a Tākuta Carwyn Jones ahakoa he uaua tēra pea ka taea tētahi poari motuhake.

"The dynamics of iwi politics and tikanga Māori is a bit disconnected from the mechanisms in a trust deed or from the mechamnisms of the high court or judiciary review and so those mechanisms we usually would look to in terms of public accountability are not quite working in the way they should."

Ko tā te Māngai take Māori take Karauna o Nāhinara ehara ina kaore he rōpu motuhake ki tēnei take kei ngā iwi te mana.