Doctor Katarina Edmonds and Doctor Poia Rewi have been appointed to the Board of The Maori Language Commission. They will replace outgoing members, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi and Ruakere Hond. This week Ngāti Tūwharetoa confirmed that Sir Tumu te Heuheu has withdrawn from his role as chair of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. Sir Tumu te [...]
The Auckland Independent Māori Statutory Board has commenced a series of six hui to consult on health and wellbeing issues such as Te Reo Māori, housing and co-governance of natural resources. Feedback from hui will be used to develop the Tāmaki Makaurau – Māori Wellbeing Plan. Ngāti Kahungunu iwi continues to support locked out AFFCO [...]
This omnibus brief outlines emerging issues relating to Māori social, economic and treaty matters to 12 noon, 24 February 2012. Key matters to note are: Services to children of Māori prisoners; Comparative research on rates of infectious diseases; Protest group occupy two Crafar farm properties; Ministry of Education – Brief to [...]
Nine community providers delivering programmes to reduce Youth Crime will receive funding from the Child Youth and Family -Fresh Start Innovation Fund. Yesterday, Minister of Social Development and Employment, Paula Bennett announced that $730,000 has been allocated to the Fresh Start Innovation Fund which is now in its third funding round. A key focus of [...]
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced today, Judge Louis Bidois (Te Arawa) appointment to the New Zealand Parole Board. Judge Bidois is one of seven new board members .
With Māori representing 40% of all drug related convictions, the Law commission report into the review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, which was tabled in Parliament today should be of interests to viewers.
Figures announced today by the Corrections Minister Judith Collins shows that there was a 2.8% drop in total recorded crime per head of population in 2010 compared to 2008, however Family violence incidents had increased1.2%. This week Ms Collins opened to corrections facilities1) Community Probation Service centre in the Hastings Suburb, Flaxmere; and 2) the new Mt Eden [...]
Rethinking Crime and Punishment spokesperson Mr Kim Workman suggests that prisoners should be used to rebuild Christchurch.
Rikki Ngatai-Check, 23, was sentenced in the High Court in Wellington today for life with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years after earlier being found guilty of murdering 2 year old Karl Perigo-Check in Whanganui October 2009.
Labour list MP Mita Ririnui has announced in will not stand in the 2011 General elections and leave Parliament at the end of this year. Mr Ririnui has been a member of Parliament for 12 years during this time he represented Waiariki from 1999 till 2005 and previously served as Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations, [...]
In a move to increase front-line public services, improve efficiency and reduce spending Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday that agency mergers and job losses will occur within the state sector.
The head of prison reform advocacy group Rethinking Crime and Punishment says imprisoning people for non-payment of traffic fines would discriminate against Māori and the poor. Mr Kim Workman (Ngāti Kahungunu) says the proposed change in the Courts and Criminal Matters Bill runs counter to international research. Mr Workman says judges already have the discretion [...]
Associate Corrections Minister Dr Pita Sharples has participated in a ceremonial start to construction for a a new rehabilitation unit – Whare Oranga Ake at Hawke’s Bay Prison.
With the expression of interest for the Wiri privately built and run prison being called last week, Māori Affairs and Associate Corrections Minister Pita Sharples has already confirmed that at least one of the tenders recieved for the 1000 bed prison has come from a Māori Company.
A new prison at Wiri will be designed, built, financed, maintained and run by the private sector.
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