Te Tapeke - Fair Futures
Royal Society Te Apārangi recently convened a multidisciplinary panel of leading experts to examine issues of equality, equity, and fairness in Aotearoa. The panel’s name, Te Tapeke, comes from the saying ‘ka tapeke katoa te iwi’ and conveys valuing and including all people.
NPM Principal Investigator and University of Auckland academic Associate Professor Andrew Erueti is the Co-Chair of the Te Tapeke Fair Futures Panel and has recently published his own short paper, which emerged out of the Inquiry into Abuse in Care which is investigating child abuse from the 1950s in both state and faith-based institutions, including foster care, and psychiatric and disability residences.
Andrew was asked to think about fairness in a Māori context and expresses that tikanga Māori has an important role to play in the journey towards fairness, equality, and equity – and determining what types of solutions might lead to positive change for all New Zealanders.