Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed to the Wellington Regional Governance Review Panel. The Panel will assess governance options for councils across the greater Wellington region and will provide their recommendations in October. Last Saturday Nelson and Wairoa voters rejected a proposal to establish a Māori ward on their respective Councils. This week former senior [...]
On Monday the Minister of Agriculture David Carter announced the governments fresh water policy package, designed to protect and clean up fresh water water ways. The policy package is called the water protection management package.
The publicly-owned power company Mighty River Power is examining investment opportunities overseas amid subdued domestic demand for electricity. Late January Waikato-Tainui iwi chairman Tukoroirangi Morgan expressed Māori interest in the state owned enterprise. Mr Morgan said iwi could use treaty settlement cash to invest in state-owned enterprises such as Mighty River Power, to ensure that they don’t [...]
Yesterday Waikato-Tainui Rūnanga chairman Tuku Morgan and Ngāi Tahu chair Mark Solomon met with Prime Minister John Key in Gisborne.
Ngāi Tahu chief executive , Anake Goodall is to leave the Runānga after 4 years in the role . Mr Goodall, has been heavy involved with iwi affairs for 25 years, plans to stay on for up to six months to allow Ngāi Tahu to find a suitable replacement.
The chief executive of the Federation of Māori Authorities Ron Mark, believes that Māori treaty claimants will be asking for a chunk of any state assets the next National Government may sell off.
Te Ara Taura executive head Tukoroirangi Morgan announced that the iwi will move forward with an independent review of its activities and processes. The review will be led by retired Maori Land Court judge Heta Hingston.
A group of iwi is holding its own constitutional review rejecting the official Government run process.
On Tuesday Ngāti Porou representatives presented an oral submission to the Māori select committee.