Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Urban Maori Fund Worth $20 Million

14 August 2002


Embargoed To 11:00am, Wednesday, 14 Aug 2002

Urban Maori Fund Worth $20 Million

Maori who live in the cities or outside their tribal area will have access to a $20 million fund aimed at increasing the range of skilled and qualified Maori able to participate in all levels of the New Zealand Seafood Industry.

Under allocation proposals released by the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission today, a $20 million fund will be established to provide benefits of the Fisheries settlement to Maori who have not or cannot identify their Iwi or who do not wish to associate with their Iwi. This amount is double what was previously proposed in 1999.

The fund will operate through a trust called the “Putea Trust”, which will be administered by three trustees answerable to commissioners of the new Te Ohu Kai Moana.

Fisheries Commission Chairman Shane Jones said that while Iwi would be responsible for ensuring benefits from the Settlement were delivered to their members, the Fisheries Settlement was ultimately for the benefit of all Maori. He said that this fund would help make sure that this was the case.

“This putea should allay the concerns that Maori, particularly those in urban areas who may not associate with their Iwi, could miss out on any benefits from the Settlement. The Commission has put in a number of elements into our allocation proposals so that all Maori can benefit and the putea is just one of them.”

He said that the Commission doubled the original 1999 proposal of $10 million. “We are confident that this fund will make a real difference for many Maori who are distant from their Iwi.”

Both Individuals and organisations will be able to access the fund. Commissioners of the new Te Ohu Kai Moana will appoint the three trustees to the Putea Trust. These trustees must be experienced and well-versed in matters of tikanga Maori and two must have a proven track record of working with Maori and Maori organisations to improve their well being.

The establishment of this fund is an important part of the overall allocation proposals and will need the support of Iwi to function successfully.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news