On December 30th 2010, Dr Mark Laws (Ngāti Awa, Tuwharetoa, and Te Arawa), associate professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, drowned while diving at the East Cape settlement of Te Kaha.
Ngāti Oneone claimants from the Kaiti area on the eastern side of the city have asked the Waitangi Tribunal for an urgent hearing on whether their claims should be heard.
The Labour Party has confirmed Soraya Peke-Mason as its candidate for the Māori electorate seat of Te Tai Hāuauru in next year’s general election.
Last week Ngāti Apa iwi settled there treaty claim with the Crown. The iwi accepted a $28 million package including cash, cultural redress and housing assistance, forest land and the right to buy Ohakea air base and other Crown properties if they are made surplus.
The Trustees of the Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust and Ngāti Pahauwera Tiaki Trust are pleased to annouce that the Special Resolution to ratify the Deed of Settlement of the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Pahauwera, and to amend the Deeds of Trust of the Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust and NgātiPahauwera Tiaki Trust was successfully passed.
A group of iwi is holding its own constitutional review rejecting the official Government run process.
The executive body of Waikato-Tainui has reinstated the chair of the iwi parliament Te Kauhanganui, conceding her dismissal by King Tuheitia was not lawful.
On Tuesday, the Far North Mayor Wayne Brown, present his oral submission against the Marine and Coastal Bill to the Māori select committee .
On Tuesday Ngāti Porou representatives presented an oral submission to the Māori select committee.
Labour is preparing to pull its support for the replacement foreshore and seabed legislation.
Media statement, December 8 from Hon Bill English – Deputy Prime Minister and Hon Dr Pita Sharples – Minister of Māori Affairs. The Government will conduct a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today.