In the wake of historic storms, Māori leaders call for disaster relief and rights – Grist Magazine

Subtropical Cyclone Gabrielle on 12 February 2023 (courtesy of NASA/Terra-MODIS, Public domain, via Wikimedia).

In the wake of historic storms, the Māori say New Zealand must center Indigenous peoples in climate disaster plans…“Because climate events have gotten more and more intense, it’s at a point of our communities will either get wiped out through more storms or have to choose to leave their homelands,” Renee Raroa, a Ngati Porou Māori representative from Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti in eastern New Zealand, said. “We’re running out of options…”