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

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news