Monday, August 11, 2014

Deprivation in Otautahi/Christchurch post-disaster

Interesting research by University of Otago academics showing the change in wealth across the city in the post-disaster landscape...

A little spooky having the graphic, 'Look mummy, there's our house...', and The Press article noting how many Maserati's have been sold in the city (12) is somewhat insulting, but yet more confirmation that for Maori in the city, life is a struggle.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Maori well-being post-disaster

The latest CERA Well-being Survey - the fourth since the big one - shows Maori are still less likely to rate their lives in the city post-disaster as positive:

Despite the ongoing trumpeting of a 'resilient' community, Maori now worse off than October 2012.

Hard rain is falling...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Other Maori CoRE bid...

Most korero about the CORE rebid process this year has been the failure of the Nga Pae bid to get shortlisted. This was positioned as the only Maori CoRE bid, and therefore doubly important.

I've seen the full list and note there was another bid, from AUT, on 'endangered language revitalisation'. The short blurb argues we have particular experience in this to which I would say ae, just like our preservation of endangered birds where we wait until we're down to a few knackered breeding pairs and force them to mate...

Heio ano, they didn't get through either. Curious there was so little confab about this in the wash-up.
Simon Lambert

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