In a push to equip frontline workers with skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to child abuse the Deputy minister of Social Development, Judy Collins announced that CYFS and child protection trainers ‘Child Matters’ will deliver free workshops to 800 professionals who work with children.
The Labour Party candidate Kris Faafoi won the Mana by-election by 1080 votes.
Mining lobby group Straterra says the Marine and Coastal Area Bill has a large number of inconsistencies, ambiguities and anomalies in its wording.
Despite a few firm words from the Auckland supercity Mayor Len Brown regarding the closed meeting held by the statutory Māori Board on Tuesday, the statutory Māori Board says it’s determined to work closely with the council.
Te Rōpū Whakahau (Māori Librarians and Information Association) spokesperson Ms Alice Heather, claims Ministry of Education policy preventing public libraries and schools from accessing its Māori language resources is preventing the promotion of Te Reo.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown says he expects the city’s Māori Statutory Board to hold public meetings.
This week 18th ranked National MP Pansy Wong resigned from her two ministerial portfolios; Women’s Affairs and Ethnic Affairs, after it was revealed she usedtaxpayer money for private purposes, as part of the controversial MPs’ travel perk.
Last week Iwi leaders Tukoroirangi Morgan (Tainui) , Naida Glavish (Ngāti Whatua), Mark Solomon (Ngāi Tahu) and Timi Te Heuheu (Tūwharetoa) meet with the Committee for Auckland, an invitation-only group of company executives and high net worth individuals set up to influence the city’s development. Iwi Leaders used this opportunity to express they’re keeness to work in [...]
Over the weekend Auckland Mayor Len Brown accompanied Māori Party Co leader Dr Pita Sharples at an Iwi Leadership Group hui held at Takapuwahia Marae in Porirua.