The Northland Age has refused to publish my column on racism in the media. Four hours after I submitted it, Acting Editor Rachel Ward emailed as follows: "Hi Anahera, Unfortunately, after The Age published the Bassett column and the reply letter, the ongoing feedback from both sides has meant we have decided not to run any further correspondence on the matter. I would have alerted you sooner but wasn't sure if you would be writing about it again this week. Happy to discuss further if you wish. Peter is back on deck next week."
Urgent update especially for whānau and loved ones in Tāmaki Makaurau:
NEW COVID COMMUNITY CASES REPORTED TODAY IN AUCKLAND:
1. Today there are three new COVID-19 community cases all linked to the Papatoetoe High School Case.
2. One was reported earlier this morning and two later this afternoon; these two are both siblings of the earlier morning positive case.
3. The Ministry of Health said the siblings are a teenager and an infant.
Tena koutou e nga uri o Kahutianui raua ko Te Parata me ki o matou whanaunga katoa. Today, a new COVID community case was announced by the Minister of Health. [ FULL STORY ON THIS LINK - https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/435788/person-linked-to-covid-19-com... ]
28/01/2021: TE KAHU O TAONUI IWI COLLECTIVE LEAD URGE WHANAU AND MANUHIRI TO STAY AT HOME UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND THE FULL IMPACT OF RECENT CASES OF COVID19 IN THE COMMUNITY:
Below is a link to an important media release from Iwi Chairs in Taitokeray to all their Iwi. Please share with your networks.
KO TE AMORANGI KI MUA KO TE HAPAI O KI MURI
Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu held a zoom hui tonight (Wednesday 27th January 2021) with 10 of the 15 Ngāti Kahu Marae and agreed on the following:
1. We support and uphold the authority and power of our Hapū and Marae to self-determination and self-government.
We note that Government sets its Levels based on minimum universal standards rather than the specific and local needs of Hapū.
Below is a link to a report released on Wednesday 27th January 2021 from Dr Rawiri Taonui linking the Northland Case and Border protocols.
There will be another report coming out later today re: state of the play with the Northland & Auckland cases and I will post it here when it arrives. Ngā mihi. Nā,
Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu
P O Box 392 Kaitāia 0410
21A Parkdale Cres, Kaitāia
"Although we are still in Alert Level 1, we need to plan and stay ahead of the curve."
In response to the new community case in Northland. Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu has published and released the pānui below to all our email groups and is posting it to our official website, this profile and all our other social media platforms. Please share with all your networks.
Click on this link https://www.docdroid.net/msJfhhu/pandemic-response-panui-18-pdf or on the link below
At their hui-a-marama held last Saturday 23rd January, Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu directed that the latest draft of the Māori Constitutional Convention booklet be posted to this website and circulated as soon as possible. Ānei te hononga – here is the online link to that draft. https://www.docdroid.net/E4jBoTb/draft-constitutional-convention-booklet...
It can also be read by clicking on the document link below
Ngā mihi. Nā,