Te Pire Whakamate (the Euthanasia Bill) – comment from Haami Piripi

Haami Piripi
Haami Piripi          Photo: tehiku.nz

Kia ora koutou! In this episode, Haami Piripi (Te Rārawa), a prominent figure in the Iwi Chairs Forum, briefly discusses ‘Te Pire Whakamate’, or the Euthanasia Bill. The link to his interview is below. The interview is quite short, and should be reasonably easy to follow for an advanced beginner / intermediate learner.

 

And here is my summary:

 

Tēnā koutou, e te hunga e whakarongo ana ki tēnei kōrero poto mō ngā take o te wā. I te uiuinga nei, ka kōrero a Tūmamao Harawira ki a Haami Piripi mō te ‘Pire Whakamate’ –  ko te ‘Euthanasia Bill’ i te reo Pākehā. He mea poto te pūrongo tūturu, āhua ngāwari hoki, nō reira, me whakarongo koutou ki tērā.

E ai ki a Haami, ko te tino whakaaro o te pire nei ko te aroha ki te tangata, kia ea te mamae, kia hiki te taumahatanga i runga i te tangata e mate ana. Ka hoki ōna mahara ki te wā e tamariki ana ia, ki te wā e mate ana ngā kuia, koroua. Nā ētahi o rātou i whakamutu te kai, whakamutu te inu ina, ki ō rātou whakaaro, ko tērā te wā mate rawa ai. Ko te raru i ēnei rā, kāore e whakaae pea ngā kaimahi whakaora ki te tuku mana ki ngā tāngata e mate ana. E ai ki a Haami, he rerekē pea te kaha o ngā koroua kuia i tērā wā, otirā, mā tēnei ‘Pire Whakamate’ ka riro i ngā kaimahi hauora te mana āwhina i ngā tāngata e hiahia ana kia mate ai, ā ki a ia, he mea pai tērā. Nā te poto o te uiuinga, kāore i wānangatia ngā āhuatanga katoa o tēnei kaupapa tino uaua, otirā i tautokona e Haami te tino whakaaro o te pire nei.

 

Maanu Paul has also been interviewed on this topic. Here is a link to that interview. This interview is longer, but reasonably easy to follow.