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Local Government - Iwi in positive discussion

Fri, 6 May 2016 16:10:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says Maori involvement with local government is being actively discussed by iwi leaders and councils. More >>

Treaty of Waitangi rights protected in TPPA

Fri, 6 May 2016 14:48:57 +1200 | FOMA

The Waitangi Tribunal's ruling that the TPPA has not breached treaty obligations is of no surprise says FOMA Chairman Traci Houpapa. More >>

Māori Council response to the Waitangi Tribunal

Fri, 6 May 2016 12:23:17 +1200 | Maori Council

“The New Zealand Māori Council welcomes the Waitangi Tribunal Trans-Pacific Partnership Report,” says Council Chair Sir Edward Durie. “The report provides helpful advice on how to move matters forward in protecting Māori interests in international trade ...More >>

Trade Minister welcomes Tribunal TPP report

Fri, 6 May 2016 08:24:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal’s Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement which found no breach of the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal opts for pragmatic outcome

Fri, 6 May 2016 08:22:28 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The substance of the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), vindicates the claimants’ concerns, especially about foreign investors’ special rights under the Agreement. But in the end pragmatism held sway ...More >>

Waitangi Tribunal report contradictory

Fri, 6 May 2016 08:19:44 +1200 | Te Ringahuia Hata

A contradictory report released by the Waitangi Tribunal, following an urgent hearing into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), has upheld virtually all of the claimants concerns about the potential risks to Maori yet concluded that the ...More >>

TPPA Treaty clause not a breach, Tribunal says

Fri, 6 May 2016 08:16:09 +1200 | Waitangi Tribunal

The Treaty of Waitangi clause in the TPPA should ‘provide a reasonable degree of protection to Māori interests’, the Waitangi Tribunal has found. More >>

King Tahwiao Powhiri & Unveiling Confirmed for Sunday 15 May

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:16:20 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

The unveiling of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui has been confirmed for Sunday 15 May 2016. More >>

Secularists face Treaty claim over proposed ban of karakia

Thu, 5 May 2016 14:23:02 +1200 | David Rankin

Proposed court action by a group of secular parents, backed by the Secular Education Network, over religious instruction in the classroom could result in a Treaty Claim says Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin.More >>

Okareka Dance Company's acclaimed Mana Wahine returns

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:01:04 +1200 | Okareka Dance Company

Okareka Dance Company’s acclaimed show Mana Wahine returns to Auckland and Wellington for strictly limited seasons in June. Mana Wahine features five women performers and was co-choreographed by Okareka’s artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane ...More >>

Surgeons recognised for contribution to Aboriginal health

Wed, 4 May 2016 10:22:01 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Two surgeons were recognised today for their contributions to better Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health outcomes today at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane.More >>

Māori Affairs Committee considering 3 Treaty settlement bill

Tue, 3 May 2016 16:52:37 +1200 | Maori Affairs Committee

Kua tuwhera i te wiki nei, te tuku tāpae mai mō ngā pire whakamana i ētahi whakataunga i raro i te mana o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Kei te whakaaroaro Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori o Te Pāremata, i Te Pire Whakataunga i ngā Kerēme a Ngā Hapū o Ngāti ...More >>

Waitangi Tribunal declines claims on Māui’s dolphin

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:13:39 +1200 | Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown’s policy on the protection of the endangered Māui’s dolphin does not breach the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Fleet renewal creates jobs and opportunities for young Maori

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:23:59 +1200 | Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealand’s biggest fishing fleet renewal project in four decades is creating career opportunities for young Māori looking to join the marine industry. More >>

Plans underway for first ever Māori language parade

Tue, 3 May 2016 10:56:51 +1200 | Maori Language Commission

New Zealand’s first ever parade to celebrate the Māori language will get underway in Wellington on July 4. The Māori Language Commission is currently mobilising hundreds of groups and thousands of people, to take part in the event which will kick off ...More >>

Surgeons want more Māori specialists

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:50:59 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Monday 2 May, 2016 Four Māori junior doctors interested in surgical training are in Brisbane this week as guests of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their Annual Scientific Congress.More >>

Te Ara Whakaata at the Geoff Wilson Gallery

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:57:45 +1200 | Geoff Wilson Gallery

Artist Names: Gabrielle Belz Keatley Te Moananui Hopkins Alexis Neal Natalie Couch Vanessa Wairata Edwards Faith McManus Simon Kaan Jasmine Horton Maude Cook Davies More >>

Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:27:23 +1200 | University of Otago

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Māori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows.More >>

Announcement from Ta Mark Solomon

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:54:02 +1200 | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

“Today I am announcing publicly that I will not seek re-election as the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Representative for Kaikoura. I appreciate that by the end of this year, this will result in my role as Kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu coming to ...More >>

Notification of Extension to Submissions Closing Date

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:13:11 +1200 | Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku

The Ngāpuhi Engagement Group released its draft report on Friday 1 April 2016, in response to the Waitangi Tribunal’s September 2015 Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report. The group is comprised of representatives from Te Kotahitanga o Ngā Hapū ...More >>


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