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The Agenda

THEN

Social issues were important to Taito Phillip Field’s people when advisory councils were started during the 1972–5 New Zealand Labour Government. Such issues included:

  • education – particularly the performance of Pacific children in schools
    the effects of diet on the health of Pacific people
  • the lack of resources frustrating efforts to bring the community together
  • churches being the only places to bring these new migrant people together, where previously they were used to being in a village, in a communal environment
  • the need to create a more combined setting outside church structure to bring Samoan, Cook Islands, Niuean, Tongan, Fijian and Tokelauans together as a Pacific community.

NOW

Taito Phillip Field lists the priorities:

  • welfare of children is critical; how can we turn around that unsatisfactory parental support for children succeeding at school, in life, in employment and their future?
  • huge question of diabetes, of preventable illness that confronts Pacific communities
  • there is so much we can do to make a difference with the health status of Pacific people
  • halve Pacific Islands’ unemployment, now at 8%
  • overcrowding – housing is central to the status of how children are raised. Overcrowding adds to health issues and educational failure. There are children going tired and hungry to school, and too many living in one house. They need to get to school in a state ready to learn
  • change some government structures such as the apprenticeship scheme and the placing of people in them. There are few Pacific Island employment brokers to do the work
  • partnership is central, and how that can be enhanced to better coordinate the work of government agencies and the community. Perhaps bringing better understanding of Pacific Island communities to enhance what can be done on the ground
  • the Prime Minister’s direction, that every young person coming out of secondary school should go into sustainable employment or further education or training, sums up what we want to achieve for our Pacific young people and for a better future for New Zealand’s Pacific community.

    Published 3rd qtr, 2003

  

 

 


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