Me tūtaki kanohi ki te kanohi te mema o Nāhinara a Judith Collins ki ngā hapori rawakore. Koinei te wero a te kaiārahi ā iwi, a Rahui Papa me tētahi ratonga o Whanau Ora i te tonga o Tāmaki, i te rerenga kōrero a te Minita i mea ai, nā ngā mātua te hē mō te noho rawakore a ngā tamariki.
Kei te mura o te ahi a Veronica Henare me āna mahi mo ngā whānau rawakore.
“I would challenge Minister Collins to come down here and see it for what it really is see the whānau and the people that we talk to and we see every day.”
E ai ki te māngai o te Kingitanga a Rahui papa, “Me heke te minita i tana kauwhata me haere mai ki roto i nga hapori e noho rawakore nei i te kite i nga tu ahuatanga.”
Kei te tuku āwhina te mana rato whānau ora a MUMA ki ngā apataki rua rau te nui me ngā mema whānau e waru rau te nui pēnei i te penapena pūtea me te kimi whare.
“I would challenge the Minister that sits on almost 300,000 a year to come out and see people living on 20-30 thousand dollars and have children trying to feed them trying to pay the exorbitant rents here in South Auckland.”
Hei tā Papa, “E pai ana te minita te noho atu i roto i te whare paremata me te titaetae kowhatu ki runga ki enei kaupapa engari me aata haere mai ia ki roto i nga hapori i te aata matakitaki i te aata titiro ki enei tu ahuatanga e kore nei e hapai i ona whakaaro i roto i te wa. Kei te mura o te ahi a Veronica Henare me āna mahi mo ngā whānau rawakore.”
I hua ake ngā kupu a te Minita i āna whakautu ki ngā māngai o te Rōpū Pirihimana ki tā rātou hui ā tau i Te Whanganui a Tara.
“I see a poverty of ideas, a poverty of parental responsibility, a poverty of love, a poverty of caring, its people who don't look after their children that's the problem.”
E ai ki a Henare, “I've heard it bandied around 200,000 children in poverty and to me although it’s startling its reality and we see it on a daily occurrence and its sad and it’s even worse when a minister who is so far removed from where it is at can make these outlandish comments.”
I whakapā atu a Te Kaea ki te Minita engari kāre ia e wātea ana ki te kōrero.