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

 

High-level international Hui draws visitors to capital

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

High-level international Hui draws visitors to capital
Around 150 representatives of Indigenous groups, parks agencies, land managers, recreation consultants, business leaders and policy makers have converged on Wellington for an international hui examining ways to work together to protect land and marine environments.

The international Co-governance and Co-management of Parks and Environments Hui is taking place today and tomorrow at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It has been jointly organised by leading parks and recreation organisations Parks Forum and the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA).

NZRA Chief Executive Andrew Leslie says recent Treaty of Waitangi land settlements in New Zealand and the recognition of traditional land use and the importance of access to traditional owners in Australia has highlighted the need for Indigenous leaders and people at all levels of parks management to share knowledge of how best to co-govern and co-manage land.

“We have been delighted with the level of interest in this Hui. Registrations have been extremely strong and that is testament to the high quality speakers and the critical importance of the issues being discussed.”

The Hui will be opened by Conservation Minister Hon Dr Nick Smith, with keynote presentations from paramount chief Sir Tumu te Heuheu Tūkino of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Sir Mark Solomon of Ngāi Tahu.

Keynote addresses will be complemented by workshops hosted by New Zealand and Australian parks organisations and Indigenous leaders, including Dr Matthew Ward, Regional Manager for Natural Resources Alinytjara Wiluara, a branch of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and former Māori All Blacks coach Matt Te Pou, of Tuhoe.

Parks Forum Chief Executive Margaret Morton says the trans-Tasman nature of the Hui has only added to its appeal.

“Parks Forum held a similar seminar on joint management of land and marine environments in Adelaide in 2012 and it was clear at that event that there are many learnings Indigenous groups and land managers can share with one another.”

A key outcome of this week’s Hui will be the preparation of a message on effective co-management and co-governance arrangements between Indigenous peoples and park management organisations for presentation at the World Parks Congress 2014, taking place in Sydney in November.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog