Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Treaty Of Waitangi Community Initiatives Sponsors

Sponsorship Scheme Announced For Treaty Of Waitangi Community Initiatives

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced a new sponsorship scheme for community-based groups wanting to enhance their knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi.

"This sponsorship scheme gives community-based groups access to Government funding, in order to help them run seminars, workshops or hui centred around the Treaty," Mr Wintringham said.

"It is the first initiative arising from the Treaty of Waitangi Information Unit's three year work programme (the full work programme is available in the Cabinet paper on The sponsorship scheme reflects the priority to give support to local and community-based initiatives," Mr Wintringham said.

The Government announced its intention to enhance public knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi in the May 2003 budget, and set aside $6.475m over three years to develop the Treaty of Waitangi Information Programme.

The sponsorship funding initiative is intended to support local and community-based initiatives. To qualify for assistance, each proposal: * must have the Treaty of Waitangi as its main focus; * should be for a seminar, workshop, symposium or hui; * should be intended for a wide public audience and encourage community participation; and * should take an inclusive approach to the Treaty of Waitangi

Given the community focus of the sponsorship programme, applications should be forwarded by local or community-based groups hosting the event. In general, applications from training deliverers would not normally qualify for assistance.

Up to $400,000 in funds will be available in 2004 to support the sponsorship scheme.

"We believe that many communities are interested in improving their knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi in both its historical and contemporary settings. We look forward to receiving their requests," Mr Wintringham said.

People can apply at any time and decisions on sponsoring proposals will be taken every two months by an assessment panel. Application forms can be obtained as follows:

By downloading a copy from the State Services Commission website:

Or by emailing:

Or by writing to: The Director Treaty of Waitangi Information Unit State Services Commission PO Box 329 WELLINGTON

Or by telephoning: 04 495 6604.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: Auckland Population May Hit 2 Million In Early 2030s

Auckland’s population may rise from about 1.7 million currently to 2 million by early next decade, Stats NZ said today. “Auckland will likely have the highest average annual growth of New Zealand’s 16 regions over the next 30 years, from ... More>>

Stats NZ: March Card Spending Rebounds Despite COVID

There was a lift in retail card spending in March following a fall in the lockdown-disrupted February month, Stats NZ said today. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending rose by $53 million (0.9 percent), compared with February 2021. Visit our website to read ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>

LPG Association: Renewable LPG Achieves Emissions Budgets With No Need To Ban New LPG Connections

Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve the emissions reductions proposed by the Climate Commission without the need to ban new connections, a new study shows. The investigation, by leading consultancy Worley, was prepared for the ... More>>