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


Appointments for Independent Maori Statutory Board

Appointments for Independent Māori Statutory Board

2 November 2016

David Taipari was voted Chair and Glenn Wilcox the Deputy of the Independent Māori Statutory Board at the inaugural meeting of its new three-year term yesterday. Mr Taipari has chaired the Board since its inception in 2010.

In accepting the role as Chair, David Taipari says he is pleased to be able to continue to lead the work of the Board over the next three years.

“The role of the Board is to promote the issues of significance for Mana Whenua and Mataawaka of Tāmaki Makaurau and to ensure Auckland Council acts in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. With a new Mayor, new Councillors and local board representatives, the Board will be busy in the next few months ensuring that the issues of significance to Māori in this region and the Council’s statutory obligations to Māori are clearly understood.”

David Taipari says the Board will be releasing The Māori Report for Tāmaki Makaurau on 15th November. “The Māori Report brings together the first comprehensive set of indicators to report against the outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau that the Board set out in the Māori Plan in 2012.

While the report shows that in a number of economic, cultural, social and environmental indicators Māori living in Tāmaki Makaurau are achieving successes, the report identifies the areas where Council, central government and Auckland need to focus their resources for the benefit of all. Educational achievement and the future earning potential of today’s young people will be an area of increasing research and advocacy by the Board in this term in office.

I welcome my fellow Board members and am confident that together we will serve all Māori of Tāmaki Makaurau well over the next three years”, David Taipari said.

The term for this new Board is 1 November 2016 and continues to 31 October 2019.

Mana Whenua representatives

David Taipari (Chairman)

Glenn Wilcox (Deputy Chair)

Liane Ngamane

Renata Blair

James Brown

Dennis Kirkwood

Terrence (Mook) Hohneck

Mataawaka representatives

Hon. Tau Henare

Tony Kake


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice.

Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted, at considerable cost and emotional distress. Some people had lost their possessions in trying to meet the expense of the upheaval.

Not everyone felt so compassionate. More>>


Multimedia & Transcript: Acting PM's Press Conference

Winston Peters, Acting Prime Minister while Jacinda Ardern is in New York for the UN Leaders' Week, held a short press conference Monday after chairing this week's cabinet meeting. More>>

General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders. More>>


Pay Equity: Cabinet Funds Deal For Oranga Tamariki Social Workers

The Minister said that an agreement in principle has been reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on a settlement worth $114.6m over five years. More>>


Hunting v Pest Control: Tahr Control Needed To Protect Alpine Habitats

A cull of introduced Himalayan tahr browsing conservation land in Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana/ the Southern Alps is needed to protect special alpine plants and their habitats, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said. More>>


Protest At Sea: Judge Discharges Greenpeace Activists

The judge today discharged Norman and Howell without conviction, saying the cumulative consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to what was “low level” offending off the Wairarapa coast in April 2017. More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>





InfoPages News Channels