While the COVID-19 crisis has reminded us of how underprepared the world was to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases, it simultaneously revealed how well-placed and effective institutions in Te Ao Māori are in being able to react decisively and positively on behalf of their people.

While Government leaders remain focused on navigating the current crisis, we argue in this brief note that making smarter investments in Iwi, in Māori institutions, and in the Whānau Ora Commissioning agencies has the potential to both accelerate the nation’s COVID-19 response while also ensuring COVID-19 does not raise inequality in the same way past pandemics have.


Creator | Kaihanga
Dr Amohia Boulton and Deb Te Kawa
Year of Creation | Tau
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Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
COVID-19, Te Ao Māori
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Dr Amohia Boulton and Deb Te Kawa (2019). Progressive Thinking: Ten Possible Futures for Public & Community Services. Available at: www.psa.org.nz/ProgressiveThinking

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