as New Zealand's space sector grows
American aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab launched the first New Zealand-built satellite into space in August 2020.
Read this story in te reo Māori and English here. / Pānuitia tēnei i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā ki konei.
But as the nation’s space sector grows, there are concerns Māori voices are being left behind.
Public consultation on the Government’s Aerospace Strategy and Space Policy Review concluded on Monday, October 31, and has faced criticism for being too rushed for Māori to have meaningful input.
The consultation documents point towards the need for greater engagement with Māori on New Zealand’s space activities.
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