Green Party Māori focused matters This election the Green Party is the only ‘mainstream’ political party to produce clear Māori specific policy. It is noteworthy that both National and Labour have, since the last election, jettisoned specific Māori-related policy documentation. We consider the size of the Māori voting electorate (15%), and the significance of issues [...]
Ngāi Tahu Tourism is developing a multi-million-dollar water ride in Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Rotorua. The ride which is designed to carry up to 500 tourists an hour, is themed around the ecological evolution of New Zealand. The ride is expected to be operational by early 2012.
With many iwi having a commerical interest in rock lobster, the changes to quota catch limits for rock lobster (crayfish) fisheries set for 1 April are likely to have an impact on these groups.
Mobile phone company 2degrees has signed up more than half a million customers in New Zealand since it started 18 months ago. The company has 580,112 customers, up from 206,000 a year ago. 2degrees is 20% owned by Hautaki limited. Te Huarahi Tika Trust is the sole shareholder in Hautaki Limited the corporate trustee for [...]
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 [...]
Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) – a partnership between the Crown, Aotearoa Fisheries, Sanford and Sealord Group – is seeking to develop a new wildfish harvesting technology that will allow more precise catches and allow fish to be landed fresher and in better condition.
Environment Minister Nick Smith announced that the Government will be supporting a new initiative to recycle mussel shells in the Nelson-Marlborough region. Timaru based company Environment Sustaining Products Ltd has been allocated a Government grant of $200,000 to assist with the initial set up of the processing plant, the money has come from the Waste Minimisation Fund.
The Government has announced the investment of $17.25 million over five years in a wool research consortium tasked with lifting the economic return of the wool industry.
Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (AFL) revealed a 2010 profit of NZD 18.9 million and has paid the first dividend in six years in cash to its iwi shareholders.