Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Parihaka Sports Club bars Maori leaders from their AGM

Parihaka Sports Club bars Maori leaders from their AGM

The management committee of Parihaka Sports Club Incorporated (PSC) Whangarei takes extreme measures to sway decisions their way.

At an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November 2013, social members of the PSC were denied the opportunity to vote at that meeting. Following this failed AGM, members of the caretaker management committee went further to reject applications for social membership and then ignore a legal opinion of their interpretation of their constitution.

James Barrett, spokesperson for a group named Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau states that "certainn steps taken by the management committee have been unlawful and in breach of the PSC’s constitution. Engaging a security firm to prevent members and the public entering a rescheduled Special General Meeting (SGM) is also bizarre. Some of our kuia are going to test this security. Ultimately, they do not want the Māori community at their meeting."

Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau consists of members of the Māori community that named and blessed the fleet of Waka that the club secured under a contract to the District Health Board.

Barrett went on to say “Ngā Uri o Te Parawhau supported the PSC and now they are not welcome. Our leaders want to call a community Hui and then invite the PSC management committee for the big please explain.”

The rescheduled SGM takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 18th March at the Whangārei Cruising Club, 212 Riverside Drive, Whangarei.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Te Matatini: Minister Applauds National Kapa Haka Festival

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of identity, language and culture at the highest level and I’m looking forward to being amongst it,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news