Mana Hauā - Disability

Mana Hauā relates to the life force and the inherent value of Māori disabled.

Whānau Hauā and Māori disabled are terms used in relation to whānau with
physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments.

Te Pāti Māori dreams and aspirations are to achieve tino rangatiratanga for
whānau, hapū and iwi. This policy is a strength based kaupapa that recognises
Mana Hauā and seeks to assert the rights and wellbeing of Whānau Hauā within
our whānau, hapū and iwi.

Te Pāti Māori will:

  • Establish a Mana Hauā Authority
  • Reallocate 25% of all Disability funding to the Māna Hauā Authority
  • Establish Kaupapa Māori disability organisations and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Abolish ACC and establish a Māori ACC Authority.
  • Ensure that Māori disability organisations are formally included in the development of all disability-related policy and legislation.
  • Reform building standards to require that all new housing builds are fully accessible.
  • Remove all barriers for Tangata Hauā to access health services
  • Ensure that antenatal screening programmes are not biased towards termination of pregnancies if a disability is diagnosed.
  • Recognise Te Reo Rotarota as an official language in Aotearoa.
  • Require te reo Māori proficiency to be assessed in NZSL qualifications.
  • Provide pathways for te reo Māori speakers to learn Te Reo Rotarota and NZSL.
  • Abolish abatement rates on benefits for Tangata Hauā and their careworkers.
  • Immediately abolish the minimum wage exemption for Tangata Hauā.