Covid-19 Pandemic Response Policy
Today, Te Pāti Māori co-leaders Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer launched their Covid-19 Pandemic Response Policy.
They are calling to resource Māori to lead their own Covid-19 response, establish an independent statutory Māori Pandemic Response Group, and abolish government mandates.
They also want to keep international borders closed until Māori vaccination rates hit 95 percent.
Rawiri Waititi said the party was fundamentally opposed to mandates because they were a direct attack on our constitutional rights under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
"Their [government] latest mandate programme is a knee-jerk reaction to a failing system that has not been well thought out," Waititi said.
Link to article: Te Pāti Māori launches Covid-19 Pandemic Response Policy (msn.com)