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

 


Whanganui River Treaty Settlement of Benefit to All

Whanganui River Treaty Settlement of Benefit to All

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) Mayor, Don Cameron, said that the signing of the Whanganui River Treaty settlement yesterday was a watershed day for Council and its engagement with iwi.

Mayor Don along with RDC Chief Executive Peter Till, Land Transport and Economic Development Manager Warren Furner and Councillor Graeme Cosford joined over 500 people at the Ruaka Marae at the Whanganui River settlement of Ranana to witness the historic event.

“The Whanganui River settlement is unique in that it recognises the river as a living entity and puts its health and well-being first,” he said.

“It is the start of a co-governance arrangement that adds a real cultural dimension to how we think about rivers and mountains and other iconic places.”

“This approach has been a challenge for some but I believe for future generations it will be the norm.”

Mayor Don added that the Whanganui River settlement is the first in a series of Treaty settlements that will have a tremendous impact on Ruapehu and its communities.

“The Treaty settlements are going to provide significant resources for Ruapehu iwi that will benefit their people and flow through to benefit all Ruapehu communities.”

“RDC is doing all it can to be a conduit for local iwi and to assist them to prosper.”

“What is good for Ruapehu Maori is good for all Ruapehu,” he said.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news