15 Dec 2023

Maori health advocate files Waitangi Tribunal claim over Maori

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 15 December 2023

Maori health advocates are trying to defend Te Aka Whai Ora .. the Maori Health Authority as the new government begins work to disestablish it. Lady Tureiti Moxon filed an urgent claim with the Waitangi Tribunal alongside Maori primary health leader Janice Kuka, citing concerns that the removal of Te Aka Whai Ora will result in prejudice in healthcare. It comes days after an urgent complaint was filed by Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi for government moves to reduce the use of te reo. Lady Moxon spoke with Ingrid Hipkiss