Saturday, August 31, 2019

Breaking Views Update: Week of 25.08.19

Saturday August 31, 2019

'Warm homes ... instead of them living out in caravans': Govt invests $2.7m in housing on Māori land

The Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister of Housing Nanaia Mahuta made the announcement at Ranginui Pa in Welcome Bay.

The investment will help the Ranginui 12 Trust develop nine, two and three bedroom, double-storey homes on Māori land, with it contributing $2 million.

"Not only does it reconnect Māori with their ancestral whenua but provides a strong sense of ownership and self-determination."....
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On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd Interviews Māori Council Executive Director Matthew Tukaki
A landmark report from the Waitangi Tribunal this week said Māori should have their ownership rights and economic interests in freshwater recognised by the Crown.

It also said the way water is allocated should be revamped and Māori may be owed royalties.

So what does that all mean for water users?...
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Friday August 30, 2019

Public Ownership of Water Must be Enshrined in LawSteps should be taken by a high priority Water Act to put ownership of water firmly and clearly into public ownership with strong safeguards written in to ensure its future says a rivers and trout-fishing advocacy, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers.

A Public Ownership Water Act should

(a) put ownership of water into public ownership

(b) Ban tradeable water rights

(c) Ban private profiteering of water for export

(d) Ban foreign involvement

“There’s nothing xenophobic about this as water firmly and forermost should belong to all New Zealanders,” he added.

“Giving any subset of New Zealanders ownership of freshwater is just as wrong as poor stewardship by central and regional government. Two wrongs will not make it right,” he said. “Government should urgently move to enshrine in law, public ownership of water.”....
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Tribunal finding offers course ahead for Rotorua lakes
Te Arawa Lakes Trust chair Taa Toby Curtis says the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal report on National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources are long overdue.

The tribunal says Maori values have not been reflected in freshwater decision-making, there needs to be proper resourcing so Maori can be at the table when decisions are made, and Maori rights in fresh water have an economic dimension.

Te Arawa Lakes Trust is responsible for the sustainable management of 14 lakes within the wider Rotorua region, whose beds were returned to the iwi under its 2006 Settlement.

But it is treated as a stakeholder rather than a partner when decisions are made.....
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Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities
The number of Māori and Pasifika students attending New Zealand universities has been increasing steadily, with 75,625 Māori and 32,465 Pasifika enrolled in 2018.

But for many of these students, they will not be taught by Māori or Pasifika throughout their degree.

Traditionally, New Zealand has led the way in decolonising universities, with many of our Maori and Pasifika academics being sought-after international speakers. We should continue to lead in ensuring that our universities embrace all learners, esteem all modes of knowledge and serve all communities.

This may mean that instead of universities relying on international models of excellence, we design our own that reflect our unique place in the world....
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New Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy fits hand in glove with wider work of NZ
‘Working together and getting the right people in the right place are two of the RANZCP’s key policy platforms.

‘Integrating Māori kaupapa – by Māori for Māori and all – is a principle we believe in. This is what evidence has shown brings about good mental and physical health for our whānau and tamariki.’.....
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Government responds to bid for Māori intellectual and cultural property rights
Māori leading the claim - known as Wai 262 - want greater protection and authority over indigenous plant species, traditional knowledge, Māori symbols and designs, whakairo, wāhi tapu, biodiversity, and other taonga Māori.

Yesterday, the government quietly released its first ever formal response to the claim, a 50-page proposal on how it plans to tackle the issues raised in the tribunal's report.

It is proposing to create three new ministerial groups, which will cover specific areas including taonga works, taonga species and the protection of taonga internationally.

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta said each group would look at how existing legislation - relevant to each focus area - might need to be amended.....
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Artificial indigenous intelligence: putting te ao Māori at the centre of tech
But then the conference moved into an entirely new space – the space of te ao Māori.

That conversation was led by Te Aroha Grace, the innovation officer at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, and explored the way artificial intelligence can unite New Zealand’s diverse cultures to grow the mana of brand Aotearoa. As part of that work Grace has developed the Iwi Algorithm, a concept designed to embed New Zealand’s unique cultural values at the heart of AI’s decision making.

In his own words: “The Iwi Algorithm is the re-understanding of our ancient relationship with emotional, natural and social capital. It prioritises the spiritual, cognitive and physical equilibrium needed for humans to feel connected, inspired and actionable......
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Using Treaty settlement to put the H back in Wanganui
Wanganui iwi will use their Treaty of Waitangi settlement to have the city's name officially spelled with an H.

More than 200 iwi members gathered at Pūtiki Marae in Whanganui this morning to sign an Agreement in Principle with the Crown.

It includes proposed financial redress of $30 million and the potential return of 22 sites. It also proposes legislation to confirm there one spelling of Wanganui.

Iwi negotiator Ken Mair said the settlement put an end to debate.

"There is no alternate name but Wanganui, with the H," he said........
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Ngati Rangitihi PGSE approved
The chair of Ngati Rangitihi says confirmation of the eastern Bay of Plenty iwi's post settlement entity is a positive step forward.

He says there are some clear highlights in the settlement offer.

"Without a doubt it's the return of culturally significant land at Matata and Tarawera, land we've lost as a result not only because of crown action but also things like the Tarawera eruption and that reestablishes ourselves and our presence in some historically important places for Ngati Rangitihi," Mr Comer says.....
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Thursday August 29, 2019

Waitangi Tribunal report on freshwater calls for courts to test ownership rights of Maori
It says it is time for the courts to decide whether Maori retain native title in water and a group, including Auckland mayoral contender John Tamihere, has just instructed lawyers to lodge such a case.

The 565-page report and non-binding recommendations released today, also says the Crown should devise a new regime in partnership with Maori to allocate water, involving a national co-governance body.

It says the Crown should arrange for an allocation of water to iwi and hapu on a percentage basis, according to a regional, catchment-based scheme to be devised by the national co-governance body.

"All allocation to iwi and hapu should be perpetually renewable and inalienable other than by lease or some other form of temporary transfer," the report says.....
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Freshwater report a platform for discussion
Lisa Tumahai says the report makes several clear observations regarding Māori interests in water and provides strong advice to inform discussions between iwi and the Crown.

“Ministers cannot and must not sideline this report. Forty percent of Aotearoa is in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā and over 75 percent of the country’s irrigation area is in Canterbury and Otago, where there is a crisis. The Crown has a legal duty to recognise and provide for Ngāi Tahu rights and interests in this taonga.

“We agree with the Tribunal’s statements that the Resource Management Act is not Treaty compliant. We also agree with the need for Māori to have greater participation in management and decision-making.....
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Tribunal adds ammunition for water rights battle
A Maori water rights claimant feels vindicated by a Waitangi Tribunal report that found the current first in, first served water allocation system denied Maori their proprietary rights and the crown should allocate water to iwi and hapu on a percentage basis

Former New Zealand Maori Council co-chair Maanu Paul says it's an indictment on the crown.

Mr Paul says he has instructed his lawyers to file a case confirming that Maori rights under customary native title had not been extinguished.....
See full article HERE

Acknowledgement of Māori ownership of freshwater needed, leader says
Success following the landmark Waitangi Tribunal report on fresh water degradation will require the Crown acknowledge Māori ownership rights over fresh water, a Māori leader says.

For that to happen, the Crown would have to acknowledge Māori ownership, she said.....
See full article HERE

Tribunal’s water report goes too far
National rejects the proposals for Māori being given an ownership interest in freshwater as proposed by the Waitangi Tribunal report, National’s Crown-Māori Relations spokesperson Nick Smith says.

“National has consistently and sensibly maintained that no one owns freshwater. We urge the Government to reject the more radical recommendations in this report on water ownership. The Government is creating uncertainty and confusion by not clearly ruling out Māori having an ownership interest in freshwater.....
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Kīngitanga Day
Kīngitanga Day is an annual event that recognises the unique connection of the University of Waikato with Waikato-Tainui and the Kīngitanga. A day held by the University for its communities to celebrate and stimulate engagement in a programme that showcases our distinctiveness as an intellectual, cultural and social community. Central activities focus on the relationships with the Kīngitanga and with Māori communities in reflecting the cultural diversity of the University of Waikato and its various expressions of excellence across all areas......
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Māori tourism centre earmarked for the Hamilton Gardens
A new Māori tourism centre planned near the Hamilton Gardens is being viewed as a game changer for boosting the city's tourism industry.

Waikato Tainui would control the land where the tourism centre would reside while the management of the centre would be contracted out to a company such as Haka Maori Cultural Experience, run by Craig and Lee Ann Muntz.

The plan was put forward in a submission by the iwi on the Hamilton City Council's planned re-vamp of the Gardens.

Mayor Andrew King backed the venture. He said Tainui wanted the land to be close enough to the Waikato River's bank, so it could launch a waka as part of the tourism experience......
See full article HERE

Iwi calls out artist over use of haka lyrics in T-shirt range
New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell has come under fire by Wellington iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira for printing the lyrics of the haka 'Ka Mate' on his new T-shirt line.

Under the Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act, any publication of the haka for commercial purposes must acknowledge the composer of the haka, Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, unless an agreement was reached with the iwi.

In a statement, Ngāti Toa said it did not give permission to Frizzell to use the lyrics....
See full article HERE

Andrew Dickens: Ihumātao another example of Govt sitting on the fence
Now imagine this. A loan to Tainui to solve this land claim would show Maori that Labour is back on their side. But because Tainui would buy the land then the government is not technically setting a precedent that could upset 45 years of Treaty settlement dialogue.

It’s all a bit tricky dicky to me. It’s all a bit ‘sit on the fence’ which is this government all over.

Let Tainui buy it if they want. They’ve got the money. They could borrow the money privately from banks at a very low interest rate.

But if the Government loans them money then they’re virtue signalling to Maori and to me they’re still threatening 45 years of hard work by good people from the Crown and Maori for the sake of a few brownie points.....
See full article HERE 

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Waikato District Council recommends re-vesting land to iwi
Waikato District Council has recommended the return of two small portions of historical land to iwi in Raglan and Whatawhata.

Council's Infrastructure Committee passed unanimous recommendations to give back a plot of land in Whatawhata, and the land of Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive in Raglan.

Council senior property manager Michelle Smart said the Whatawhata plot was part of Pēhi Houkura - the site of a village, marae and urupā that existed before the New Zealand Land Wars.

The particular plot, situated off Rothwell Lane near the Village Cafe, was a site where Crown soldiers were buried......
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won't rule out talk of loan for Ihumātao purchase
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has refused to rule out discussions about a Government loan to help iwi Waikato-Tainui buy the contested land at Ihumātao.

Waikato-Tainui last week denied reports it had reached an agreement to buy the land, but did not rule it out as an option.

Ardern on Tuesday faced a series of questions in Parliament from Opposition leader Simon Bridges about whether the Crown had had any discussions about a loan to help a purchase.

She said the Government would undermine and destabilise the talks by discussing them publicly.....
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Franklin youngsters to tell area's stories
The trust, supported through Franklin Local Board’s arts broker programme, which delivers projects at a local level, will stage two shows celebrating Maori legends relevant to the area on 13 and 14 November at the school’s Whare Matoro.

"Through its workshops, the group promotes practices that strengthen Te Ao Maori. That’s a fabulous thing to have played a small part in.".....
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'Opportunists will stir division, but emerging generation want Treaty justice for Māori'
Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little told Te Ao with Moana that there is a section of the New Zealand public who support the view that Māori are benefitting at their expense under the treaty settlement process.

“In the type of democracy that we’ve got, we know that there are people, opportunists, who will come in and stir things up. You know, that’s what 2004 was about with Don Brash," Minister Little said.

"There is an audience for those who say, 'look, you know, Māori are getting all this advantage, you know, can’t we all be treated equally and fairly?' There is still an audience for that, so you’ve got to manage that."

Despite, such views, Minister Little says there are growing numbers of New Zealanders who want to right the injustices experienced by Māori.

"But I think there is a growing chunk of the population, certainly an emerging generation, who do have a better understanding," he said.

"So, that at some point in the future, hopefully sooner rather than later, we can say we are as close as possible, we can get to the treaty partnership that was at least talked about in 1840.”.......
See full article HERE

Iwi leader launches climate case against major corporates
Climate activist and spokesperson for the Iwi Chairs Forum’s Climate
Change Iwi Leaders Group, Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), made the
announcement on the eve of his departure to Mexico where he will be
one of the representatives for the Pacific region at an Indigenous
peoples climate forum .

The companies named in the proceedings, representing major direct or
indirect emitters from a range of different economic sectors, are:

These new claims follow earlier legal proceeding lodged against the
Government last month, which are currently before the High Court......
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Ngātiwai introduces cultural management at Whangārei's Mimiwhangata Marine Park
An iwi is introducing a unique form of cultural management to a Northland marine park, in what is hoped will be a model for better marine protection.

Ngātiwai Trust Board plans to introduce a form of rāhui tapu (ritual prohibition) to Mimiwhangata, 50km north-east of Whangārei.

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park is a reserve run by the Department of Conservation as a farm, holiday spot and summer campground.....
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Raniera Tau voted back to the Ngapuhi Runanga by majority vote
Te Rūnanga-Ā-iwi O Ngāpuhi Chairman Rāniera Tau was declared the Hauāuru Takiwā Trustee elect to the Rūnanga. Mr Tau was challenged by Clinton Dearlove to represent Hauāuru Takiwā at the Rūnanga Table. After the votes were counted Mr Tau had won by a 169 majority.

This election result returns Mr Tau to the Runanga for another term. His win came amid a wave of high voter turnout, demonstrating support for Mr Tau and ensuring the leadership of Ngāpuhi remains consistent.....
See full article HERE

Teachers' final stoush to have New Zealand history mandatory in schools' teachings
NZ History Teachers' Association chair Graeme Bell pleaded to the Education and Workforce select committee to recommend the Government implement a compulsory framework on Māori history for teachers.

It was up to schools how much colonial history was taught but students without the knowledge of their country's history risked being "susceptible to dangerous mythologies", Victoria University professor of history Jim McAloon said....
See full article HERE

New Plymouth District Council seats: 'We need a good mix to make good decisions'
A former New Plymouth mayor who campaigned for a Māori ward on the council is sceptical that a new voting system being used this year will return a more diverse group of councillors.

Andrew Judd believes the "tyranny of the majority" will still carry the day under the single transferable vote (STV) formula.

Mr Judd tried to introduce a Māori ward while mayor last term.

The idea was shot down in a citizens-initiated referendum and he did not seek re-election.....
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Principal Advisor, Partnering with Iwi/Māori
The Government has signalled a significant reset of relations between Māori and the Crown and the need for the Crown to extend partnerships beyond the negotiation table. For MSD, this means we need to change that way we manage our existing and future partnerships with iwi/ Māori.

The Principal Advisor Māori will provide high level strategic, technical and analytical leadership for the Partnerships and Programmes Group and across Community Partnership and Programmes Business Group in Service Delivery, to gather and share insights and advice on how to make it easier for iwi/Māori to engage and partner with the Ministry and for the Ministry to become more effective in the delivery of services for iwi/Māori.

The role will influence the development and documentation of policy, operational guidelines, investment procurement and funding plans that will improve Service Delivery’s engagement and partnerships with iwi/ Māori......
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Racism within state a focus
Meng Foon has taken up his new role as Race Relations Commissioner and immediately taken on an elephant in the room — the racism of the state.

“There was also acknowledgment that current government policies were racist — an issue raised in the recent discussion over the impact on Maori caused by the prisoner voting ban.”

“For so long we have — as government departments — imposed solutions on people and that is wrong,” said Mr Foon.

“What we’ve been doing for the past 100 years is escalating into more problems than solutions.”

Little also said the state, and the country, was now on a journey to fulfill the promise of Te Tiriti, and the promise of diversity.....
See full article HERE

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Process of culture a right, not a privilege for inmates Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says Hōkai Rangi isn't just his department's Māori strategy, it's a strategy for everyone. 

.... making sure whānau can walk alongside prisoners during their journey through the system, and upholding a Māori world view.

"Access to your culture is a fundamental right, it's not a privilege, so any Māori in prison will have deep and meaningful access to what it is to Māori, and whakapapa. We know whakapapa is the foundation of Māori identity so whakapapa is going to play a big part of it," Mr Davis says.....
See full article HERE

Kahungunu hosts Iwi Chairs Forum
Housing and hemp are among the topics to be covered at the National Iwi Chairs Forum in Hastings over the next three days

The 80 iwi will also look at freshwater and climate change, constitutional change, and social issues including Whānau Ora, Oranga Tamariki, health, education, and data sovereignty......
See full article HERE

Iwi out of Shelly Bay after final block of land sold to Wellington developer
Māori land ownership at Wellington's Shelly Bay has now ended after the trust involved sold its final block for a loss.

A newsletter to Taranaki Whanui members on Monday says the trust sold its fourth and final piece of land at the site for $10 million to The Wellington Company, owned by developer Ian Cassels and his partner Patricia Caitlin Taylor.

The newsletter insisted that Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST) - which manages the Treaty of Waitangi settlement for Taranaki Whanui - would work with the Wellington Company through the Shelly Bay development.

PNBST bought the land for $13.3m almost a decade ago but through a series of recent transactions sold most of it for $2m, then the last block for $10m.

The sale means, with the exception of Wellington City Council land there, the entire development site belongs to Cassels and Taylor......
See full article HERE

Social media bus driving cellphone tower protest
Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis says a dispute about a cellphone tower at Utakura seems to be part of a growing trend of protests on private land.

Some hapū members are blocking contractors from installing a cellphone tower on Whakarongorua, one of the sacred mountains of Ngāpuhi

Mr Davis, who is also Māori Crown Relations Minister, says the hapū is divided, with some members supporting the project to improve cellphone coverage in the remote area.

He says it seems similar to the situation at Ihumātao, where it's not something the Crown should get involved in......
See full article HERE

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon will take on the state
The new Race Relations Commissioner is ready to put the spotlight on the state's racism in an effort to create a more inclusive Aotearoa.

Former Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon was welcomed into the fold of the Human Rights Commission on Monday with a three-hour pōwhiri on Wellington's Pipitea Marae.

Those who spoke at the pōwhiri, and gave Foon advice, spoke about the effects of colonisation, and how New Zealand can set an example by taking a Treaty-led approach to all human rights.

Justice Minister Andrew Little stressed the importance of the independence of the Human Rights Commission.

When Foon saw something racist or wrong, he should do what he had experience doing, and call it out. That included calling out Government, Little said......
See full article HERE

Monday August 26, 2019

Government spends $4.6m on state housing families via Kāinga Whānau OraMinister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni made the announcement in Auckland today.

The government is investing $4.6 million into assisting 450 families living in Housing New Zealand homes in the Palmerston North and Whanganui regions.

Iwi will help the families identify what they need from the government, which could including finding work, upskilling or addressing housing issues.

Ms Sepuloni said Whānau Ora has been successful in making it easier for Māori and Pasifika families to access government services which can be difficult to navigate......
See full article HERE

Māori elderly and disabled 'forgotten' New Zealanders - report
An advocacy group for Māori says its elderly are forgotten New Zealanders and it wants policy makers to do more for them.

He is calling for a national strategy for the ageing Māori population that includes social services and housing.

Mr Tukaki said that should include things like kaumatua housing near marae, more investment support for iwi health services and investing additional supplementary allowances and financial support for elders looking after mokopuna......
See full article HERE

Iwi join forces to create scheme to improve financial wellbeing of its members
Two Taranaki iwi have joined forces to create a programme to help improve the financial wellbeing of its people.

Named Ka Uruora, it will support registered members of Te Atiawa and Taranaki iwi in their goal to be financially independent.

Ka Uruora Savings, is the first service to be launched, while there were future plans to support whānau to enter home ownership along with the release of a range of integrated services related to financial education.

Ka Uruora Savings, developed by Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa and Te Kāhui o Taranaki with provider SuperLife, offers two savings accounts, KiwiSaver and WhānauSaver.....
See full article HERE

Parramatta claim a disgrace to Māori flag
The executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council says a claim for Māori ownership of part of Sydney is an outrage.

Mr Tukaki says he is heading for Parramatta tomorrow to assure the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council and city officials that there is no Māori support for the claim, which he expects to be struck out by the courts.....
See full article HERE

Māori recruitment into Police on the rise
In the last four years there has been an 81 per cent increase in Māori applications (from 520-946).

The latest financial year (946 applications, for 2018/2019) has been our biggest year of Māori applications yet.

This has allowed Police to increase the number of Māori Constabulary by 10 per cent in just one year and we are now significantly closer to our goal of representing the Māori population within Police.

With more Māori applying, there are more graduates wearing their family korowai or kākahu in celebration.

Police hope to see more Māori wearing korowai or kākahu at graduation in the future as our numbers of Māori recruits steadily climb....
See full article HERE

Sunday August 25, 2019

Kaumātua wellbeing research gets $2.5 million in government funding
Better lives for the kaumātua [elderly] of Aotearoa is the focus of a $2.5 million wellbeing project led by a Waikato researcher.

The project, called Kaumātua Mana Motuhake Pōi, will involve up to 350 Māori elders and attracted its sizeable grant from the Government's Ageing Well National Science Challenge.

A focus of the research projects is is mana motuhake or self determination - a big thing, and not just for Māori. 

One will bring generations together, and mix physical exercise with the exchange of cultural mātauranga [knowledge], including te reo Māori. 

The second strand is about tuakana-teina [peer mentoring] to help kaumātua with high health and social needs get support.....
See full article HERE

Nearly a third of graduate health professionals accepted for this year's voluntary bonding scheme are Maori and Pasifika
Health Minister David Clark says they need to continue to grow the number of Maori and Pasifika people to meet the need.

He says having workforces that look like the population they're serving is what works best....
See full article HERE

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta doesn't support Māori group's Sydney land claim
The Māori Development Minister's criticism of a group of Māori in Australia laying claim to a section of land hasn't gone down well with one member of the group.

In May, Lady Crown, on behalf of "Ngati Rangihou Corrangie Hapu", filed papers in Australia's Federal Court against the Parramatta City Council.

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta, who was in Australia this week, has come out against the group's court action, telling National Indigenous Television (NITV) she doesn't support it.

"My advice is that when you're away from your own Indigenous lands, you must respect the people of the land who come from that land," she said.

"Any rights that you have should be taken back to New Zealand…. the rights that they can absolutely assert are in their own country."

But those comments haven't gone down well with Lady Crown, who, writing as "Crown Turikatuku" on Facebook, called Mahuta a "clown" and "corporate mouthpiece".....
See full article HERE

Ihumātao dispute: Church demands Govt buy the land
A church group is wading into the debate about Ihumātao, demanding the land be returned to Māori.

Spokesperson Reverend Chris Sullivan says the Government needs to take the land back first.

"Because it was the Government back in 1963 that confiscated the land illegally from Māori there and caused the issue in the first place."

In Treaty settlements with the Crown to date, private land hasn't been handed back. Fletcher bought the land a few years ago from a family that had owned it since it was originally taken in the 1800s.

Fletcher and Tainui have both rejected reports the latter was going to buy the land for about $39 million......
See full article HERE

Largest iwi health provider to slash jobs after losing major partnerships
It's understood the Hauraki Primary Health Organisation, which funds medical practices throughout Waikato, will announce whether more than 40 health workers will be out of a job in the coming weeks.

The impending job losses come after 18 doctors' practices across the region pulled out of the PHO. They officially part ways on October 1.

In April, Hauraki PHO's board of trustees said it was "reviewing its 15 year kaupapa Māori Treaty-based partnership between Hauraki iwi and general practice partners"......
See full article HERE


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