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


Call for Ngāti Maniapoto treaty claim negotiators

Call for Ngāti Maniapoto treaty claim negotiators

Media Statement 24 November 2016

For immediate use

The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board will soon call for expressions of interest from iwi members with the right skills to be part of the team to negotiate the settlement of Maniapoto’s historic treaty claims.

Earlier this month Maniapoto members voted in favour of the Trust Board being the body to negotiate the settlement of these claims.

Chairman Tiwha Bell said gaining the support of the majority of Maniapoto members was the first step. The next step is to submit a plan to the Crown of how we intend to go about our negotiations and that will include our preferred negotiation team.

“We have some highly capable people who whakapapa to Maniapoto. Soon we will call for people to apply to be part of the negotiation team.

Mr Bell said the timeframe would be tight, but they were keen to keep momentum.

Meanwhile, Mr Bell said he was delighted with the feedback he and the board was getting from the recent consultation hui and vote.

“It showed us that there is much work to be done to keep Maniapoto members informed about what is happening across the iwi. It also confirmed the passion there is for our iwi and the desire for Maniapoto to grow and to thrive.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How Women Are Suffering The Most From The Covid Economic Recession

Both here and abroad, the Covid-19 economic recession has been disastrous for women workers and their families. In November, young women below 30 in particular were feeling the consequences:

Of concern is the sustained deterioration in youth employment, particularly for females, with a -4.3% pa drop in filled jobs for females aged below 30, and a 3.9%pa drop for males aged below 30....More>>


New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels