5 Dec 2023

Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka on protests

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 5 December 2023

Tangata whenua are taking to the streets Tuesday morning to protest against what they see as a change of attitude from the new Government- which they describe as "anti-Māori"

The coalition agreement includes removing te reo from the names of government departments, a review of all legislation that includes Treaty principles, and abolishing the Māori Health Authority.

But Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says the government is just getting started, and they are committed to positive outcomes for Māori.

Minister for Māori Development Tama Potaka spoke to Corin Dann.