Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

City Council To Meet On Marae

For the first time the full Christchurch City Council is to hold one of its monthly meetings on a marae.

The next Council meeting, on Thursday 23 November, will be held at the Nga Hau E Wha National Marae at 250 Pages Road. The Council meeting will start at 2pm as usual but Councillors and Council officers will be welcomed on to the marae at noon before being served lunch.

The public is invited to attend the noon powhiri.

The last time the Council met away from the Tuam Street Council Chamber was at the time of refurbishment.

Then, the meetings were held in the Provincial Council Chambers. Market Square (now Victoria Square) was exchanged with local Maori for Little Hagley Park in the city's early days and then that area was exchanged for the area where the Nga Hau E Wha marae now stands.

"It is fitting and significant that the Council hold its first meeting at the Nga Hau E Wha marae as it supports cultural, social and spiritual cohesion for all cultures," says the City Council's Maori liaison officer, Maria Tait.


"This cohesion is acknowledged in its carvings and they include Captain Cook along with Maori chiefs," she says.

Further information: Max Robertson, Council Secretary: 374 6419.

Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Detail Released: Firearms Buy-Back Scheme "Strikes Fair Balance"

Licensed firearms owners will get fair compensation for weapons handed in during the six-month buy-back and amnesty, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Police Minister Stuart Nash announced today.

The fund available for the buy-back and amnesty has also increased by $40 million through a contribution from ACC. The total set aside for the scheme is now over $200 million. More>>

 

"Population Density": Stats NZ, Phone Companies To Track People's Movements

Stats NZ is partnering with cellphone companies to launch a new way of tracking people's movements every hour. More>>

ALSO:

QS University Rankings: NZ Ranks Well "Despite Resourcing Constraints"

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. More>>

ALSO:

Mosque Attacks: 21 Month Prison Sentence For Sharing Live Stream Video

A Christchurch man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the mosque killings has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

ALSO:

Operation Burnham Inquiry: Afghan Villagers Pull Out

The Afghan villagers involved with the inquiry into Operation Burnham say they have lost faith in the process and will no longer take part. More>>

ALSO:

Child 'Uplifts': Children’s Commissioner To Conduct Review

“At the time of the attempted uplift from Hawke’s Bay Maternity Hospital at the beginning of May, our Office shared our views on the critical importance of the mother-child relationship, and the fact that this relationship is denied to too many Māori children”, says the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. More>>

ALSO:

Fluro Logo, Definitely Not Racism, Activist Judges: Act Has Conference

“Finally, New Zealanders will have the right to challenge bad laws in court. If the courts find that a law hasn’t been made in accordance with the basic principles of good lawmaking, it can be declared invalid." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels