Maori cadetship programme unveiled
Thu, 24 May 2012 2:29p.m.
By 3 News online staff
The Maori Affairs Minister has managed to get millions of dollars from the Budget to extend a cadetship programme for young Maori.
The Government has allocated $10 million over four years to fund cadetships for 1,000 young Maori.
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says the programme will enable hundreds of young Maori each year to enter employment or training.
“This means 250 people a year for four years will be on the road to success, through partnerships with private sector employers. This cadetship programme has a track record of exceeding targets in the past, and I am expecting great results from this investment in our young people.
He says the funding extension is in line with his Ministry’s focus on job creation with the help from local and central Government and local industry.
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5/07/2012 3:40:29 p.m.
Who says it special treatment when the finance comes from the NZ govt? The govt is petitioned, it goes through all necessary avenues and then either get' Yay or Nay. If you don't ask you don't get...It's not as if Pita Sharples has a spare $10m in his back pocket.
As young Maaori work their methodical way through the NZ education system they tend to learn a few things about NZ history. They become 'informed' young Maaori with goals and aspirations instead of 'ignorant' young Maaori with the intent of only repeating the 'generational' cycle. Despite this it doesn't mean to say that there aren't any young Maaori who don't 'fall through the cracks' either.
For those NZders who feel that 'history is history and should be left in the past'....I invite you to re-read the NZ history books, and make an 'informed' comment...there is a reason 'why' Maaori seek redress of past wrongs.
If there are people who seem to think Maaori have an unfair advantage...again....I invite you to make an informed comment base on facts. Maaori still have to work their proverbial 'butts off' to attain their goals.
Through the years of colonisation Maaori have fought for and worked very hard to maintain the benefits they have and will fight to keep no matter the opinion of Pakeha in general. If Maaori don't fight for Maaori...who will??!
27/05/2012 10:45:58 a.m.
Brad Spiers wrote:
Willem offers a good example of the racial/cultural stereotypes of pakeha expressed by variously, maori leadership, maori scholars and scholars of colonization (some of them only).
It is interesting how often the over-simplified charge that pakeha came here and "killed the natives" with their greedy ways taking land as they went is made by people who should know better (due to the academic study they undertake). Meanwhile, we have a right to free speech. Why? We have a right to seek justice when we feel we are wronged. why?
The elephant in the lecture theater is that we hold pakeha settlers and there government to standards we could never wish to apply to maori at the time. Who else killed maori and stole land from maori? Why does the Waitangi tribunal not get grievances between maori groups? Because the Waitangi tribunal only has the mandate to examine the pakeha settler government and not prior to 1840 (legally you need to be able to point to some reason why the jurisdiction is justified). This obviously leaves a huge body history unexamined by such a public and well funded institution; that is they are not engaged in passive history, they are trying to make a case for redress etc. Thus they will never examine the good outcomes that have unwittingly arisen (universities, professional military, division of labour, the discipline of history, the geographical conception of 'aotearoa' as a unified country, the king movement and thus the institution of maori king...most of all the psychological landscape of the experience of loss and the attendant wish for its fulfillment, a.k.a. the modern problem or the 'problem of modernity'.
27/05/2012 3:58:55 a.m.
Oh for christ sake Willem, pull your head out of your behind and wake up. Its exactly that mindset that is prolonging the racial undercurrents in this country. I for one am sick of getting blamed for something I didnt do that happened a long time ago. The past is dead and gone, the land belongs to all New Zealanders. End of Bloody story.
25/05/2012 1:12:56 p.m.
look pakeha came here with there greedy ways to take land kill the natives creat a parliment make laws to legaly take the land jail the natives for sticking up for there rights thats why we got all this trouble and it won't go away till its adressed.
25/05/2012 12:08:18 p.m.
Here we go again! Why oh why do maori need this special treatment again. More priviledge for maori unemployed while all non maori get, again, not a look in. No wonder there's racism in this country and it's mostly by maori leaders against all non maori; but that's not racism is it?
The answer to maori unemployement and negative maori statistics isn't throwing money at the problem, but changing the mindset of maori youth.
Maori youth have more than a sense of entitlement due to their never ending special treatment driven by their dispicable leaders who are driving this proverbial wedge between maori and the rest of us.
24/05/2012 5:32:54 p.m.
Shannon-Anahera White wrote:
Is that all....National and Maori Party have really balls things up now....You both want to sell off land that is not really yours. You both parties want to sell off the rail ways that have lines throughout the country that go no where...And invest in old buildings over in England while there are kids here are starving and eating food for pigs....and you can only spare $10 million dollars for Maori youth, our next generation...
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