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


Race relations report marks Te Aka Puaho’s 50th

Media Advisory 14 March 2005

Race relations report marks Te Aka Puaho’s 50th jubilee

Race relations commissioner Joris de Bres will commemorate the 50th birthday of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Maori Synod by releasing a report on race relations in 2004.

The report will include an analysis of race-related complaints made to the Human Rights Commission, statistics on New Zealand’s demographics and ethnic inequalities, and an overview of race relations research.

People from around the country will gather at Ohope marae for the jubilee, which is being held from 17-20 March.

The head of the Presbyterian Church, Moderator Rt Rev Garry Marquand, past and present church members and other senior figures from within the Presbyterian Church will be attending the celebrations.

Date: 17 – 20 March 2005
Time: see attached programme
Location: Ohope marae, Ohope

For further information, to arrange an interview or to confirm your attendance, please contact Josephine Reader on 021 353 020. Interviews may also be arranged prior to or following the celebrations. Race relations commissioner contact: Callom Basham (04) 473 9981

Background information:

- The Presbyterian Church has been associated with tribes of the Urewera, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Central Plateau and King Country regions (Tuhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whanai a Apanui, Tainui, Tuwharetoa) since early last century. Te Aka Puaho now has 13 pastorates including Auckland, Gisborne, Taumaranui, Rotorua and Wellington.
- The current Moderator of Te Aka Puaho is Mrs Millie Te Kaawa, who was inducted into this office on 26 February 2005.
- More information about Te Aka Puaho and its role within the Presbyterian Church can be found at www.presbyterian.org.nz/teakapuaho

Programme – Te Aka Puaho 50th Jubilee celerations

Wednesday, 16 March Powhiri 4:30pm

Thursday, 17 March “Memories of Gisborne” – reflections by R Koia
Presentation: Whakatane “Kia taka tu tahi tatou”
11 :00pm
50th jubilee service including re-enactment of handing over of scroll
“Race Relations in 2004” – Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres

Friday, 18 March Hikoi to Waimana/Matahi
“Mission of the Church” – General Assembly Moderator, Rt Rev Garry Marquand
Thanksgiving service for bi-cultural journey of Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
Concert 9:00pm

Saturday, 19 March Presentation: Lindisfarne, Te Whaiti nui Toi (boys’ school) and other matters - Sir Rodney Gallen, QC

Presentations from various people about the life and mission of the Church will be held throughout the day

Sunday, 20 March Sunday service 9:00am

Please note the programme is subject to change.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election