Today the Government announced that a Ministerial Working Group would be established to consider the recommendations from the Welfare Working Group report. The members are: The Minister of Social Development and Employment – Ms Paula Bennett (convener); Minister of Finance – Dr Bill English; Minister of Justice – Simon Power; Minister of Health and State [...]
The Minister of Treaty Negotiation, Chris Finlayson, has rejected Ngāti Kahu proposed Deed of Partial Settlement (partial appears to mean a proposal for a land settlement in the near future, with financial compensation to follow, possibly over generations).
Over the weekend Minister of Treaty Negiotitions: Chris Findlayson announced that no customary title will be awarded under the new Marine and Coastal Area Act before this year’s election. Te Rarawa and Ngāti Pahauwera have already expressed their interest to the Government in negotiating customary title under the Marine and Coastal (Takutai Moana) Areas Act which [...]
On Wednesday, the New Plymouth District Council voted against having two designated Māori seats in the 2013 local body elections, instead the public will have the option to vote for Māori Wards in a referendum held at the same time as the election. During the same council meeting a proposal to fly the Tino ranga- [...]
Today, the Minister of Māori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples announced that Jamie Tuuta (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Te Ati Awa, and Taranaki Tūturu) will replace John Paki as the new Māori Trustee. The appointment will be for a five year term starting on 19 August 2011. This month Mr Tuuta was also appointed to the board of [...]
Today the investiture ceremony was held in Ruatoria for Sir Tamati Muturangi Reedy(Ngāti Porou) who was made a knight companion of the New Zealand Order of merit in the 2011 New Year’s Honours list. Sir Tamati served as head of the Department of Māori Affairs from 1983 to 1989, before moving into tertiary education [...]
The Māori Party has announced that Whangarei based Solomon Tipene (Ngāti Hine, Ngapuhi) will stand for the Māori Party in the Te Tai Tokerau by-election on June 25.
Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Manuhiri On Saturday May 21,2011 a Deed of Settlement for all historical Treaty claims was signed between Ngāti Manuhiri, and the Crown at Omaha Marae in Pakiri. The claims of Ngāti Manuhiri relate to the loss of land and the actions of the Crown, covering the eastern coastline from [...]
The Māori Party has announced a shortlist of three names from which it will select a candidate to contest a by-election in Te Tai Tokerau. The Maori Party will choose from either: Waihoroi Shortland, Solomon Tipene or lawyer Mere Mangu. The successful candidate will be announced on Wednesday.
Last Friday the Chair of Te Kawai Taumata, Naida Glavish announced that following a secret vote Te Kawai Taumata have appointed three new directors and one reappointment to the board of Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited.
Three treaty settlements Bills for Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pāhauwera and Ngāti Maniapoto interests in the Waipa River, passed their first reading in Parliament yesterday. T he Nga Wai o Maniapoto (Waipa River) Bill outlines the processes for co-governance and co-management between the Crown and the Ngāti Maniapoto iwi over the Waipa River. The Ngāti Porou Claims [...]
A proposal by the Wairoa District Councils – Māori Standing Committee to hold and have the council pay for a series of consultation hui, regarding the Māori committee’s proposal for designated Māori seats on the council from the 2013, has been declined.