Merepeka Raukawa-Tait believes Māori are not passive bystanders. She says that's evident in a newly released report calling for prisons in their current form to be abolished.

The Hui Māori report, "Ināia Tonu Nei – The Time is Now: We Lead, You Follow", was released by Hui Māori yesterday and captured the kōrero at a national Hui Māori held in Rotorua in April.

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait believes Māori are not passive bystanders. Photo / File
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait believes Māori are not passive bystanders. Photo / File

The hui highlighted Māori experiences within the justice system calling for changes such as a Māori-led approach, the abolishment of prisons and the disestablishment of Oranga Tamariki.

It came after the Government established and launched Hāpaitia te

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