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

 


Te Wānanga o Aotearoa laments passing of Parekura Horomia

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa laments passing of Parekura Horomia

Monday April 29, 2013 - For immediate release

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa laments the passing of well respect Māori leader and Member of Parliament, Parekura Horomia.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Te Pouhere Bentham Ohia said Mr Parekura was a giant of a man in presence and in achievement.

“Parekura was a gentlemen politician, he was one of three government ministers who Te Wānanga o Aotearoa negotiated our WAI 718 Wānanga capital funding tribunal claim with.”

Mr Ohia said Mr Horomia was always fair and result orientated.

“He always looked to find solutions to ensure that a fair and durable outcome could be achieved.

“We commemorated the signing of our settlement with a commemorative Kowhatu (rock) that acknowledges Parekura and his contribution to Wānanga and to tertiary education. The Kowhatu stands at our Te Awamutu Head Office to this day,” Mr Ohia said.

He said Mr Horomia remained a friend of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, who shared the tertiary intuition’s passion for removing barriers to education, and a philosophy of ‘by Māori for all New Zealanders’.

Mr Ohia said the passing of Mr Parekura was a major loss for Māori and all New Zealanders.

“Parekura embodied many admirable traits that endeared him to all who met him.

“His gentle good humour and his passion for Māori development and working for his people was an inspiration for us all.

Mr Ohia said Mr Horomia was always available to kōrero when required.

“Parekura was a warm person who made those who he worked with passionate about working with him, for the benefit of Māori.

“On behalf of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa I offer my condolences to the Horomia whānau and his many colleagues and friends.”

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Transport: Auckland Looks To Light Rail

The Board of Auckland Transport has called for an investigation into a light rail network, which could relieve traffic congestion on some of the region’s busiest roads.

This stems from work in 2012 (the City Centre Future Access study) which responded to a government request to develop a robust and achievable solution for access to the CBD.

That showed that the City Rail Link, together with surface bus improvement, provided the best regional solution. However, it also identified that the city centre is already facing serious congestion across all major road entry points which, if not addressed now, will worsen. More>>

 

RMA: Smith's Claims Don't Match Evidence - Greens

The Motu group’s research into the impacts of planning rules looked at the costs related to housing development but not the benefits of environmental protections and does not recommend significant changes to the RMA to reduce the cost of new house builds. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Similarities Between John Key And David Cameron

For years now, David Cameron has been the closest available thing to a mentor/analogue to our Prime Minister, such that Key watchers could be interested in an analysis of Cameron that appeared in the British press over the Christmas break. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Ian Fletcher Resignation & GCSB’s New Role

It may well be that after being shoulder-tapped in Queensland for the GCSB job, three years of living in Wellington has been enough for Fletcher and his family, given that the pending review of the GCSB would have required an even longer commitment from him. Three years of Wellington’s weather is enough for anyone... More>>

ALSO:

Ian Apperley: $10m Or $100m For New Wellington Council IT System?

I feel a Tui Billboard coming on. I commented the other day that it looked like the Council’s Ninth big project was a potential $100 million plus... The Mayor has responded: “I am reassured by the Chief Executive and by Anthony Wilson that the proposed budget is in the region of $10 million.” More>>

ALSO:

Southern Ocean:
Navy Intercepts Illegal Fishing Vessels

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners. “As part of a multi-agency operation, the HMNZS WELLINGTON has intercepted two vessels claiming to be flagged to Equatorial Guinea, fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean.” Mr McCully says. More>>

ALSO:

Kiwi Pride: New Zealand Takes UN Security Council Seat

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says. More>>

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news