Maori warden

Māori warden

n
a person appointed to exercise advisory and minor disciplinary powers in Māori communities
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The rural education process is co- ordinated with the Maori warden process.
Some organisations were attempting to address this issue by having Maori representation on their Boards or Trusts, by consulting with Maori wardens, or via practice accreditation processes, practices that physiotherapists could consider to enhance their accessibility to haua Maori.
If we allow ourselves to be so easily swayed by an irresponsible and shallow thinking media, then we should not complain when some thuggish Maori warden orders us off the beach or our Maori neighbour's child gets preference in university placement and fees or unelected iwi councillors increase the rates.
In activities such as being a Maori warden and policing customary fishing rights, the concept of public service overlays the concept of obligation in the Maori community.
Police and Maori wardens kept the crowd of protesters away from Key but they could not stop the chants of "we don t want to listen to you" and "go home".
Ending restrictions on Maori drinking in bars produced several Maori initiatives to deal with problems such as appointed Maori wardens with powers over liquor-related disturbances, pub patrons and sly-grogging (Hutt, 1999).
A network of whanau advocates to liaise with community groups and Maori wardens has been established to work with fatuities experiencing hardship to ensure they are getting all available assistance.