Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Former Minister Appointed to Waitangi Tribunal

22 November 2004

Former Minister of Mâori Affairs Appointed to Tribunal

The Minister of Mâori Affairs, Hon Parekura Horomia, announced today the appointment of a former Minister of Mâori Affairs, the Hon Doug Kidd, to the Waitangi Tribunal.

Mr Horomia said that Mr Kidd’s parliamentary career, including his former position of Minister of Mâori Affairs and his membership on the Mâori Affairs Select Committee would make him an ideal member of the Tribunal.

“Mr Kidd was the Minister of Mâori Affairs when Te Ture Whenua Mâori Act was enacted, and acted as joint negotiator for the Crown to secure the 1992 Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Claim Settlement. He has also practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor, including in the Mâori Land Law area”.

“His skills will complement the academic, historian and tikanga skills already on the Tribunal,” said Mr Horomia.

Mr Horomia also announced the reappointment of three members: Dame Margaret Bazley, Professor Wharehuia Milroy, and Dr Ann Parsonson. All three have been appointed for a further three year term.

Mr Horomia said that in welcoming Mr Kidd’s appointment and the three reappointments it was also appropriate to acknowledge the Hon Dr Michael Bassett, a valued Member of the Tribunal who would not be renewing his term.

Dr Bassett has been an active Member of the Tribunal since 1994. In this period he sat on the Ngâti Maniapota/Ngâti Tama Settlement Cross Claims, Kiwifruit Marketing, Tauranga Moana, and Kaipara Tribunal inquiries.

“I wish Dr Bassett well in his future endeavours,” said Mr Horomia.

ENDS

© 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news