Statistics NZ provides picture of Māori well-being and development – Media Release
Statistics New Zealand has launched Te Ao Mārama 2012, a new publication specifically for Māori giving a snapshot of information on Māori well-being and development, Government Statistician Geoff Bascand announced today.
“According to the latest statistics, an estimated 673,500 people are of Māori ethnicity in New Zealand. While Statistics NZ has published Māori statistics in the past, until now there have been few publications that make the information accessible and easily understood.
“We recognised that information about Māori needed to be published in an easily accessible way where key information was collated into one area.
“Te Ao Mārama 2012 touches on a range of data spanning economic, social, cultural, and environmental statistics.
“For example, in 1991, of all who identified as Māori, 132,000 did not know the iwi from which they were descended, but by 2006 this figure had reduced to 102,000.
“As well as providing the useful information in Te Ao Mārama, we have further developed our Māori statistics section on our website. This gives easy, fast, and convenient access to a wealth information related to Māori.
“We were aware that we held a great deal of information about Māori but that few people knew what we had or how to access it.
“With the publication of Te Ao Mārama and a higher level of information being placed online, we hope to significantly increase the use of this information.”
If the publication itself proves popular it is envisaged that it will be updated every two years, as a companion to Statistics New Zealand’s annual New Zealand in Profile.
See Te Ao Mārama 2012 online (www.stats.govt.nz/maori) – accessible at 4:15pm today.
Order print copies of Te Ao Mārama 2012 by phoning 0508 525 525 or emailing email@example.com.
| Geoff Bascand
||27 June 2012
| Government Statistician
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E whakaatu ana a Tatauranga Aotearoa i te āhua o te oranga me te whanaketanga a te Māori
E rāhuitia atu ki te 4:15 i te ahiahi - 27 Pipiri 2012
Kua whakarewahia e Tatauranga Aotearoa a Te Ao Mārama 2012, he whakaputanga motuhake hōu mō te Māori e whakaatu ana i ngā tino mōhiohio mō te oranga me te whanaketanga a te Māori, hei tā te pānui a te Kaitatau Matua a te Kāwanatanga a Geoff Bascand i te rā nei.
“E ai ki ngā tatauranga hou, tata ki te 673,500 ngā tāngata i Aotearoa e kī ana he whakapapa Māori tō rātau. Ahakoa kua whakaputaina ētahi tatauranga Māori a Tatauranga Aotearoa i mua, he tino iti ngā whakaputanga e wātea ana, e whai mārama ana hoki.
“Kua kitea e mātau me whakaputa ngā mōhiohio mō te Māori kia taea māmātia, ā, kia huihuitia ngā mōhiohio hira ki te wāhi kotahi.
“E whai pānga a Te Ao Mārama 2012 ki ngā raraunga whānui o ngā tatauranga ōhanga, pāpori, ahurea, me te taiao.
“Hei tauira, i te tau 1991, o ngā tāngata katoa e kī ana he Māori rātau, 132,000 ngā tāngata kāore i te mōhio nō tēhea iwi rātau, engari i te tau 2006 i heke tēnei kaute ki te 102,000.
“I tua atu i te whakatakoto mōhiohio whaitake i roto i a Te Ao Mārama, kua whakapakari haeretia e mātau tō mātau wāhanga tatauranga Māori i tā mātau paetukutuku. Ka māmā ake, ka tere ake me te taea haratau anō o ngā mōhiohio nui e pā ana ki te Māori.
“I te mōhio tonu mātau he putunga kōrero nui tā mātau mō te Māori engari tokoiti noa ngā tāngata e whai mōhio ana ki ēnei mōhiohio, ā, me pēhea anō te toro.
“Mā te whakaputanga o Te Ao Mārama me te kounga o ngā mōhiohio kei te ipurangi, ko te tūmanako ka kaha ake te whakamahia o ēnei mōhiohio.”
Mēnā ka tino pīrangitia te whakaputanga nei ko te wawata ka whakahōungia ia rua tau, hei tāpiritanga ki te whakaputanga ā-tau o Te Āhua o Aotearoa a Tatauranga Aotearoa.
Tirohia tuihonotia a Te Ao Mārama 2012 (www.stats.govt.nz/maori) – ka wātea hei te 4:15 i te ahiahi.
Otahia he kape o Te Ao Mārama 2012 mā te waea atu ki 0508 525 525, te īmēra rānei ki firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Geoff Bascand
||27 Pipiri 2012
| Kaitatau Matua a te Kāwanatanga
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