scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 04:45 am

Statement On Behalf Of King Tūheitia

Statement On Behalf Of King Tūheitia
In 2018 the Maori King unveiled the launch of Te Pae Oranga (Iwi Panels) as a model way of addressing the significant issues experienced by Maori in the Criminal Justice System. “The King has spoken through the COVID Response that the wellbeing of the ...

In 2018 the Maori King unveiled the launch of Te Pae Oranga (Iwi Panels) as a model way of addressing the significant issues experienced by Maori in the Criminal Justice System.The results of Te Pae Oranga across 15 locations attached to major Iwi organisations with excellent whanau ora services has been significant.” The expansion of the programme exemplifies the success of Te Pae Oranga, by including natural elements of Tikanga, which has not only worked for Maori but for all peoples who have gone through Te Pae Oranga.Te Pae Oranga expresses the notion of the paepae – a place for expressing and listening to differing views and Oranga indicating a focus on wellbeing.

” To watch a video about Te Pae Oranga and for more information, visit the Police website.Mr Simmonds added “King Tuheitia is patron of the programme and was heartened to see the shift of eight panels in 2018 to 16 in 2021, a unique model of administering justice, with the launch of the new panel in Taranaki this week.

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