Kelvin Davis on ‘Hōkai Rangi’ – a new strategy for Māori in prison

Kelvin Davis Waatea
Kelvin Davis: photo – Waatea

Kia ora koutou. This interview with Kelvin Davis was on Manako on 19/8/19. Here is the link to the outline of the new strategy (Hōkai Rangi).

Click to access Hokai_Rangi__Ara_Poutama_Aotearoa_Strategy.pdf

Here is the link to the original interview:

 

And here is the spoken version of my summary:

 

I tēnei uiuinga, ka kōrero a Tumamao Harawira ki a Kelvin Davis (ko Kelvin te minita mō ngā take whakaherehere). Ko te kaupapa o te uinguinga, ko tētahi rautaki hou mō ngā whare herehere, ko ‘Hōkai Rangi’ te ingoa.

E ai ki a Kelvin, ko te tino pūtake o te rautaki hou, kāore i te whai angitū ngā rautaki i whaia e Te Ara Poutama (the Corrections Department) i ngā tau kua hipa, nō reira, ko tāna ki a rātou, me kimi huarahi kē kia āta whakaarotia ngā āhuatanga Māori mō ngā tāngata Māori i mauheretia. Ko tā Kelvin whakaaro, ko te tino ngako o tēnei rautaki, ko te puāwai i ngā āhuatanga Māori i ngā whare herehere, me te aha, ko te tautoko i ngā whānau o rātou i mauheretia, kia pai ake ai te hikoi a ngā tāngata ka puta atu i ngā whare herehere.

Ko tā Tumamao pātai, he nui ngā raru i utaina ki runga i te nuinga o ngā mauhere i mua i ā rātou huri ki te ara kino, i te wā e tamariki ana rātou.  Nō reira, ki a ia, he pai ake mēna ka whakapai ai ngā raru i runga i te pari, me kaua e tatari te waka tiaki tūroro i te take o te pari. Otirā, ki a Kelvin, kāore e taea e Te Ara Poutama te whakatika i ērā hara. I tukuna ngā mauhere e ngā kōti, e ngā pirihimana hoki, nō reira, me mahi Te Ara Poutama i ā ratou ake mahi mō te painga o ngāi Māori i mauheretia. Ko te mea nui ki a ia, mēnā ka tae tētahi tangata Māori ki te whare herehere, ka tautokona tērā i roto i tōna ao Māori. Ki a ia, he iti noa iho ngā āhuatanga Māori i ngā whare herehere – i ētahi wā, he poto noa iho ngā kōhi Māori, ā, nāwai rā, ka huri anō te tangata ki ngā āhuatanga o te ao Pākehā.

E ai ki a Kelvin, ehara tērā i te mea māmā noa iho, otirā, me mahi tahi ngāi Māori me te Ara Poutama kia whai hua tēnei rautaki hou.

Vocab

Ara Poutama Aotearoa                               Corrections Department

ngā take whakaherehere                           issues related to the prison system

rautaki                                                           strategy

pūtake                                                            cause, source

whai angitu                                                   achieve success

te tino ngako                                                 the main point(s)

puāwai                                                            flourish

te waka tiaki tūroro                                     ambulance

whai hua                                                         bear fruit, be successful

 

 

 

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