Ngāti Awa treaty claim leader Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead has been appointed the inaugural professor of a new Institute for Post Treaty Settlement Futures.
Blenheim, November 29, Māori Affairs select committee held hearings for the Marine and Coastal Area Bill.
Ngāti Kahungunu is concerned at the low level of Māori participation and representation in local government resulting from the recently completed elections.
Rotorua, November 25, 12 North Island iwi launched a multimillion-dollar global seafood venture.
Iwi are being invited to discuss how the Crown can deliver its obligations under the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement for new space created by proposed new aquaculture legislation.
Ongoing protest and further occupation of land at Taipa in the Far North could be at risk of undermining the work Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson is doing to settle the Muriwhenua land claims.
To date no Māori kiwifruit orchards are among the 60 orchards affected by the PSA vine killing bacteria.
Disagreements among committee members was aired on the first day of hearings on the replacement bill for the Foreshore & Seabed Act.