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

 


Waikato-Tainui marae to receive $15 million top up

July 31, 2014

Waikato-Tainui marae to receive $15 million top up

Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui marae are set to receive a one-off grant worth more than $15 million.

Following the call from Te Kauhanganui, sixty-six marae will receive a base grant of $150,000 and an additional per capita grant based on the Waikato-Tainui tribal register. Rahui Papa, Chairman of Waikato-Tainui tribal executive Te Arataura, says the value of the grant reflects the tribe’s focus on marae development.

“The tribe’s long-term strategy for development – Whakatupuranga 2050, recognises the importance of developing our marae to become self-sufficient and this grant brings the tribe a step closer to realising this goal.”

Mr Papa says, “This investment will encourage the holistic development of our people, marae, hapuu and iwi as it’s intended to support our marae with facilities projects and also help them to initiate marae-based programmes that are by marae and for marae people.”

The marae grant, which will be distributed in August, is part of the first distribution of the tribe’s relativity funds. Waikato-Tainui received its first instalment of relativity funds in 2012 and since then it has held a series of marae workshops to identify the aspirations of tribal members.

Mr Papa says, “Tribal members want relativity funds to be invested in a way that provides for future generations, supports non-commercial investments in our people and realises the goals and aspirations outlined in Whakatupuranga 2050.”

About Relativity:
• Since Waikato-Tainui was the first iwi to settle, the tribe negotiated a relativity clause in the 1995 Waikato-Tainui Deed of Settlement to ensure that the value of the redress given to the iwi would be protected.
• The relativity mechanism enables Waikato-Tainui to claim additional redress if the total value of settlement redress exceeds $1 billion in 1994 present value dollars. The $1 billion mark was reached in June 2012.
• The relativity clause provides for Waikato-Tainui to make further claims for additional payments every five years up until 2044.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news