Saturday, November 30, 2019

Breaking Views Update: Week of 24.11.19

Saturday November 30, 2019

Maori Council's outgoing chair defends its role, relevance
The New Zealand Māori Council has advocated for the rights of Māori for more than 50 years, but it's now facing tough questions about its role and relevance today.

It was created under the Māori Community Development Act in 1962, making it the first Māori statutory body of its kind after World War II.

Before that, the Crown consulted mainly at a regional level or with iwi leaders about specific issues relating to their own people.

Ngāi Tahu leader Sir Tipene O'Regan said it was vital Māori had a collective voice, but he did not think that should be the role of the Māori Council.

"The New Zealand Māori Council is ultimately a creature of the state and it is funded by the state," he said......
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New Chair for the New Zealand Maori Council
The New Zealand Maori Council will farewell its current Chair, Sir Taihakurei Eddie Durie, and welcome its current Deputy Chair, Henare Mason, into the position. Sir Taihākurei will continue as Patron. Councils Executive Director has said the smooth and unified transition in leadership had been worked on for the last six months as Council came mid-way through its reform program. Matthew Tukaki, Executive Director of the Council, Chair of the National Maori Authority and Chair of the Auckland District Maori Council made the announcement today.....
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Mau Whenua light home fires to oppose arrival of Endeavour replica
Mau Whenua are opposed to the entry of the Endeavour replica into Wellington Harbour as part of the Crown’s Tuia 250 commemoration of Captain James Cook. It is not welcome.

Mau Whenua and other supporters today responded to the arrival of the Endeavour to Wellington with the lighting of their ahi kā, home fires, along Motu Kairangi (Miramar). This was seen as an appropriate response given the Endeavour’s long history as a hostile and dangerous vessel, whose arrival brought devastation to indigenous peoples wherever it went.....
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Ihumātao: National would have 'dragged those Māoris out by the throat' - Willlie Jackson
Ardern was advised to visit the protesters two years ago, long before they hit the headlines earlier this year, but didn't. A hikoi to her office in August also failed to convince her.

"It shows that her priorities aren't the issues that Māori are facing," said Newton.

Jackson said he is disappointed with the protesters' attitude.

"All she's getting is a boot in the guts from some of the people out there... You've never had a Prime Minister more committed to the language and culture than this Prime Minister. I remember John Key opening the 2011 World Cup - he couldn't even say 'kia ora'...

"She's working on a settlement for Ihumātao, which is much more than what National would have done. If National was in, they would have dragged those Māoris out by the throat about three months ago.".....
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Finlayson calls for generous spirit towards Maunga authority
The former minister responsible for the deal that returned Auckland’s volcanic cones to mana whenua iwi is calling for generosity of spirit to allow their restoration to continue.

He told those critics to go back to the governing statute and see it was clearly intended the maunga would be handed back to mana whenua and be co-governed by them with the Auckland Council not just for iwi but for all people in Tāmaki Mākaurau......
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Ihumātao: Government 'trying to escape public liability' - Pania Newton
At the company's annual general meeting yesterday, chair Bruce Hassall said Fletcher had been speaking to government about the Ihumātao land occupation by mana whenua groups, which had stopped all work for months.

He said Fletcher Building had been advised that the government was hopeful of achieving a resolution by the end of the year.

Sources have told RNZ the Crown is considering lending money to the council so it can purchase the land from Fletcher Residential, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fletcher Building.

But Pania Newton of SOUL told Morning Report it's a roundabout way to resolve the issue......
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Super Rugby: Crusaders announce new logo, keep name
The Crusaders and NZ Rugby today announced the outcome of its brand review, which will see the Christchurch-based Super Rugby franchise retain its name and "reclaim its meaning through a new brand".

The franchise presented its unique brand story to key stakeholders, which includes the introduction of a new logo, inspired by our region and the whakataukī 'mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi.'

Brought together through the substance of our colours, mā pango (the colour of infinite potential) and mā whero (the colour of true leadership). It is the combination of these rich ingredients that defines the Crusaders and our evolved identity.......
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Shane Jones calls on Ngai Tahu for support in fight with Australia
Government Minister Shane Jones has called on the Ngai Tahu iwi to support a campaign to secure international property rights over the manuka name.

And it appears the iwi is getting on board, with a Southland kaumatua saying it has put in a "significant amount of money" to protect the brand.

The government has allocated nearly $6 million to the Manuka Honey Appellation Society which has launched a campaign to stop Australian beekeepers marketing their products as manuka honey......
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Ōwairaka restoration: Rift grows between protesters and tangata whenua
Protesters at a public hui today in Auckland cursed mana whenua of the ancestral maunga, Ōwairaka, telling them they were colonisers and questioning their whakapapa.

What was described as a mākutu was met with much hostility, with Independent Māori Statutory Board representative Tau Henare saying he felt he was being colonised twice over.

He called the protesters a group of woke and entitled pākehā - with only one lone police officer attending their protest - a stark contrast from Ihumātao........
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Heartland Bank provides rangatahi Māori with lifetime opportunity
For the past three years, Heartland Bank has been providing internships for rangatahi Māori as a way to get more Māori involved in the Financial Corporate sector.

Heartland Bank CEO Jeff Greenslade says this initiative has inspired the use of te reo and tikanga Māori in their workplace and continues to foster a diverse workspace within the company and it's a programme that is designed to normalise Māori culture in a mainstream environment.....
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Weaving links to whakapapa through traditional Māori weaving classes

'From the bottom of my manawa': Oriini Kaipara thanks viewers for support

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Friday November 29, 2019

Iwi warns Forest and Bird to back off over WaitahaForest and Bird's West Coast chairwoman, Kathy Gilbert, attended the board's meeting in Greymouth on Wednesday for support to have the pristine river catchment near Hokitika given National Park or Scenic Reserve status.

"The board's role is to promote the protection of an important piece of land. This is stewardship land at the moment and that is clearly inadequate."

The response from board member and Ngāti Waewae chair Francois Tumahai was instant and blunt.

"We are disgusted that no-one has contacted us about this, as the Treaty partner.

"We will be pushing back on this; we and Makaawhio (South Westland iwi) oppose it and the board should not be making any decisions about it," Tumahae said.

"I suggest you be very careful ... you have Treaty partner obligations and I will challenge you at the highest level. This is between the Crown and the iwi, not the conservation board.

"If you go ahead there will be ramifications. The board needs to tread carefully in its relationship with iwi.".....
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TVNZ’s Oriini Kaipara, who wears a moko kauae, fulfils lifelong ambition of reading mainstream news bulletin
Kaipara, who wears a moko kauae, presented 1 NEWS’ Midday bulletin today.

It’s believed she is one of the first people to present a mainstream news bulletin with a moko kauae......
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What the future looks like for Māori academics
Dr Love, who was recently awarded a $300,000 Marsden Fast Start Grant is collaborating with Professor Michael Hall on the three year research project and says there are good things in place, such as initiatives to support Māori academics and funding allocations, but for academics on the ground not a lot has changed.

The aim of the research is to understand the exploitation and exclusion of Māori academics and exclusion of cultural knowledge in a university setting, but also to understand the extent to which people see institutions as constraining or liberating and the historic institutional elements that come with it......
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Youth Maori Council Announced - a voice for our young people
The New Zealand Maori Council will move to build and empower a new generation of Rangatahi with the establishment of a Rangatahi New Zealand Maori Council. The intent is to provide a voice and platform for young Maori to be engaged and lead discussions about some of the big challenges of our time from climate change and suicide prevention to the economy and more. Executive Director of the Council, Matthew Tukaki, has said Council has heard the message from across the country from rangatahi and is acting:....
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Societies & trusts can now register using macrons
All Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts registered with the Companies Office can now have Māori macrons in their titles.

The inclusion of Māori macrons on registers held by the Companies Office has the full support of Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission).

Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori Chief Executive Ngahiwi Apanui has commended the move.

“Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori is really pleased with the Companies Office’s support of macrons in its new registers. We encourage all organisations to recognise the status of te reo Māori and use correct modern spelling.".....
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Iwi reps to sit on Council committees
Iwi representatives with full voting rights will sit on two more of Waipā District Council’s decision-making committees following a unanimous vote by councillors last week.

At a recent council meeting, councillors voted to retain an Iwi representative on the strategic planning and policy and regulatory committees. Councillors also voted to add an iwi representative to the finance and corporate and service delivery committees. All four committees are responsible for making and overseeing crucial decisions on particular aspects of Council’s business.....
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Air NZ praised for speaking Te Reo Māori to 'racist' woman
Air New Zealand is being celebrated for speaking Te Reo Māori to a woman who appeared to take offence at use of the language.

Her responses are being labelled "racist" online.

On a public Facebook post, the Aotearoa-based woman asked a question about Air NZ's premium lounges, before the company replied in English but started the comment with "kia ora".

Replying, the woman said: "Hello… I'm not Māori".....
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Iwi want vehicle access to sacred Nelson estuary blocked, fishers want permanent access
"Someone will die" if access to a safe launching site north of Nelson is blocked off, fishers say.

However, local iwi supporting a ban on vehicle access say the area includes a sacred burial site that had been desecrated by those crossing Delware Bay Estuary.

The issue has been bubbling for more than 20 years, and resurfaced in a report prepared for Nelson City Council's Environment Committee meeting on Thursday.....
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Porirua iwi becomes landlord of 900 state homes
Porirua-based iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira has officially become the landlord of more than 900 state homes in the city.

Through the partnership, Ngāti Toa will manage the tenancies, maintenance and upgrade of the Kāinga Ora properties in western Porirua, including areas in Titahi Bay, Mana, Tawa, Takapūwāhia and Eldson.

The partnership has been possible through the iwi's 2014 Treaty settlement, in which Ngāti Toa Rangatira were given first right of refusal over Crown-owned properties and land blocks in these areas......
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Agreement on Children in State Care
The New Zealand Māori Council and Oranga Tamariki have agreed to explore how they can work together to improve the outcomes for Māori children in state care and their whānau.

The New Zealand Māori Council is the only Māori organization with its own Act of Parliament that contains significant powers of intervention when it comes to Māori and Māori communities.

“Our motivation for embarking on a partnership with the Crown is to further the interests of our people when it comes to tamariki and rangatahi and this first step will help us all point the waka in the right direction.”.....
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Proposal to improve the allocation and transfer process provided in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposals to improve the allocation and transfer process provided in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 to better enable the allocation and transfer of aquaculture settlement assets to iwi.1

This consultation document looks at how to improve the allocation and transfer process provided in the Maori2 Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 to better enable the allocation and transfer of aquaculture settlement assets to iwi. It seeks your feedback on the options proposed, and whether there are any alternative options or implications in addition to what is set out.

The consultation is in response to a proposal Te Ohu Kaimoana, as corporate trustee of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Settlement Trust, presented to the Minister of Fisheries in mid-20183 . Te Ohu Kaimoana highlighted a need to improve the allocation and transfer process provided in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act to address the issue of iwi being unable to access their aquaculture settlement assets in circumstances where an agreement on allocation between all iwi in a region cannot be reached.....
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Clendon Park School and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu ticked off for overseas trips
A South Auckland school has been ticked off by the Audit Office for using taxpayer funds to subsidise a trip to Hawaii.

Clendon Park School, a decile-1 school of 612 students, has confirmed that it used $14,580 from its Māori language funding to help pay for the Hawaii trip for 23 students, three of the students' siblings and 23 adult parents and teachers.
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Tauranga City Council are proposing a new process of street naming
We are updating our Naming of Streets, Reserves and Community Facilities Policy (now to be known as the Naming Policy) – last reviewed 10 years ago. The policy’s purpose is to provide a consistent approach to naming streets, reserves, community facilities and public places in Tauranga. Note that this does not include suburb names as these are decided by the New Zealand Geographic Board.

We are proposing several key changes, outlined below. Among these, we’re proposing to include some provisions in the policy to encourage locally significant Māori names for streets and public places, giving greater visibility of mana whenua connections to Tauranga’s places. Read through our proposed changes and let us know what you think.....

Submissions can be made if you wish.
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New name possible for Dyers Pass, other sites
Dyers Pass could have Pukeatua added to its official title as part of 13 Banks Peninsula name changes proposed by the New Zealand Geographic Board.

The changes were submitted by Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, who want to restore the original Māori names reflecting the Māori history of the area.

Other proposals include the dual names Ōmawete/Coopers Knob; Te Heru-o-Kahukura/Sugarloaf; and Tapuwaeharuru/Evans Pass.....
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More tracks to reopen in Waitākere Ranges
West Auckland iwi, Te Kawerau-ā-Maki, placed a rāhui on the Waitākere Ranges in 2018 following a damning report conducted by the Auckland Council of a kauri dieback outbreak.

Since then the council and the iwi have been working closely to get closed tracks up to standard fin the hope to prevent it from spreading, but it's a disease Auckland Council's Kauri Dieback Management Ranger, Stu Leighton, says continues to linger in the Waitākere Ranges.....
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Te Kōhao Health Marks 25 Years of Advancing Human Rights
Twenty five years of advancing the human rights and the wellbeing of thousands of whānau will be celebrated tomorrow by Te Kōhao Health, before Kiingi Tuheitia, his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai and a collective of special guests including keynote speaker, New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner, Meng Foon.

“Our dream of Māori taking control of their own health drives us. ‘By Māori for Māori’ works for everyone,” she says.

“This approach is successful and sustainable because Māori are respected and valued. We’re giving our people access to health and every other service that they’re locked out of. A stand-alone Māori Authority is next on our wish-list in the near future.”.....
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Jacinda Ardern accused of 'tokenism' amid revelation she ignored advice to visit Ihumātao

Thursday November 28, 2019

West and East combine to develop new service programme for Tamaki whanau Three major organisations are joining forces to help support whānau from Tāmaki in East Auckland move from crisis to flourishing.

Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) has chosen West Auckland’s Te Whānau o Waipareira and East Auckland’s Te Hoe oo Taamaki - a collective of Tāmaki based social service providers - Ruapotaka Marae, Glen Innes Family Centre and Tāmaki Community Development Trust, to design and deliver a new service, called Whānau by Whānau.

The service will awhi and manaaki whānau facing multiple and complex challenges, such as homelessness, high levels of debt and food insecurity, to move to a space where they are thriving......
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Government opens Suicide Prevention Office and commits $12m to Māori and Pacific suicide prevention
The Government has officially opened the country's first-ever Suicide Prevention Office and has also announced an extra $12 million in funding for Māori and Pacific suicide prevention.

In September, the Government announced it would create a Suicide Prevention Office and unveiled a strategy to combat New Zealand's high rate of suicide.

It allocated $40 million to the office, and the new strategy.

The Government announced today that $12 million of that would be spent on Māori and Pacific suicide prevention community fund......
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Professor named Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellow
The Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, Professor Brendan Hokowhitu (Ngāti Pūkenga), was one of 18 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows to have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research recently.

“I believe it speaks to the growing importance of Indigenous Studies as an international discipline that is finally gaining recognition, and the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato is in many ways at the heart of this change, being recognised as one of the leading Indigenous Studies units in the world.
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Lake Horowhenua activist Phil Taueki padlocks the gates
A Māori activist who has been campaigning for years to have Lake Horowhenua cleaned up has padlocked the gates to keep the public out.

Manawatū iwi Muaūpoko was issued a certificate of title for the lake in 1899 but the courts have left it in control of the domain board......
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Christchurch school unable to get signoff for pā expansion
A special character school in Christchurch with a waitlist of over 200 Māori students can't get signoff from the Ministry of Education for a new site to build not just a school, but a village.

Te Pā o Rākaihautū is a pā wānanga with 236 students, plus two kōhanga reo alongside, based in Linwood.

It is state funded but gets its special character status from the Waitaha rangatira it is named after, Rākaihautū, who was the first ancestor of Te Waipounamu that carved out the Island's lakes and rivers....
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Transitional housing for Chatham Islands whānau
A new transitional whare will go a long way in helping to ease the serious housing shortage on the Chatham Islands (Rēkohu/Wharekauri), says Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Minister for Whānau Ora Hon Peeni Henare.

Three two-bedroom units were officially opened by Minister Henare this morning at a dawn service in Waitangi.

Te Puni Kōkiri has invested $1.2 million into this project with Hā o Te Ora o Wharekauri Trust contributing an additional $20,000. Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu – the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency in the South Island contributed funding to furnish the homes.....
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Man dodges jail term for beating partner in front of her child
If it were not for the good work Teoti Sidney Taylor had done, including embracing tikanga, he would be off to jail, Judge Stephanie Edwards said in the Palmerston North District Court on Wednesday.

Taylor was doing courses to learn more about Te Ao Māori, and wanted to learn te reo......
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Kaumātua lead the charge to protect matauranga Tai Tokerau
Tai Tokerau will receive putea from the Ministry of Education to train their next generation of orators and ceremonial callers. They will be taught all they need to succeed their kuia and koroua on the taumata (pae tapu).

This pilot scheme, was an idea of associate education minister Kelvin Davis to address the chronic shortage of kaikōrero (orators), and kaikaranga (ceremonial callers) on Tai Tokerau marae.

Minister Davis says, “It’s been almost 100 years since Te Tai Tokerau have held something of this nature.”......
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Histories confirm connections between Māori and Pacific

He was playing cards, speaking te reo with nan, then woke up inspired for magic

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Crown admits it will miss Treaty settlements 2020 deadlineThe government is abandoning a controversial goal to settle all historical Treaty claims by next year.

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has conceded the Crown will miss the deadline, as 18 hapū and iwi groups swap negotiations for litigation.

In 2014, the Labour Party pledged it would have all historical Treaty claims settled by 2020. It was a long-held goal of the previous National government to also meet the deadline.

However, Mr Little said he had to work with what was before him now and that deadline was no longer achievable.....
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Northland hapū want negotiations between Ngāti Whatua and Crown to halt
A 636-signature petition calling for negotiations between the Crown and Ngāti Whatua to halt has been delivered by Northland hapū who say they have not consented to being part of the mandate.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whatua hold the Crown-recognised mandate to negotiate historical Treaty claims on behalf of the iwi, but petition organiser Nicki Wakefield said that mandate includes areas of interest affecting Northland hapū who have not consented to being part of the package.

"When someone steals something, you kind of hope that it will be given back to the people it was stolen off and this raises questions on whether that's possible for those who suffered by those Crown breaches," she said......
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Waitangi Tribunal Oranga Tamariki inquiry: calls to examine police, DHBs
The Waitangi Tribunal has been urged to broaden the scope of its inquiry into Oranga Tamariki to also look into the role DHBs and police play when Māori babies are removed from their whānau.

"We can't look at just one of the arms of this octopus, we've got to go for the head.

"Under the Oranga Tamariki Act, child welfare and protection agencies include not only the department itself, but also the Department of Corrections, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Justice, the New Zealand Police, the Housing New Zealand Corporation, community housing providers, DHBs, school boards and early childhood services......
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Health system ignores mistakes with Maori
A Māori health researcher says the system of reporting adverse events in hospitals isn’t working for Māori and urgent change is needed.

The latest Learning from adverse events report from the Health Quality & Safety Commission flags that Māori are less likely to be reported as having had an adverse event.....
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Historian says it is time to officially name Wellington's 'shocking' wind
With Wellington's 180th birthday just around the corner, a historian says it is time for Wellingtonians to have a conversation about naming the wind.

But kaumātua Kura Moeahu from iwi Te Āti Awa said he had named two types in a haka called Kupe Hautoa.

The winds were called te hau mātakataka​ and te hau āwhiowhio​ - te hau mātakataka referred to trees being filled and roofs being lifted while te hau āwhiowhio was connected to whirlwinds and tornados.....
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Anderson for top treaty liaison job
Acting director Lil Anderson has been appointed the first chief executive of the Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti.

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes says Ms Anderson is an accomplished leader with a solid understanding of the public service and te ao Māori......
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Local iwi wary of Hicks Bay log barge proposal

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou is urging the Forestry Minister to carefully consider the social, cultural and environmental impacts of a proposed log barging facility in Hicks Bay.

Shane Jones said if he was re-elected next year, he will push for special legislation to allow logs from the East Coast to be taken away by barges to Northland.

But Mr Parata warned the proposal must allow for a full assessment of its overall impacts to the community.

"It is vital that the processes for these types of initiatives respects the mana of local hapū over their takutai moana, and other customary resources," he said.

"That is a bottom-line expectation when you are dealing with Ngāti Porou."......
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Mana Motuhake to be unveiled in Christchurch's Victoria Square
A long-awaited artwork is to be unveiled in central Christchurch on Wednesday.

Featuring two upright waka sculptures 4.75 metres high, the artwork is designed to complement the existing statue of Queen Victoria and emphasise the partnership between the Crown and iwi as Treaty of Waitangi signatories.
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Mike Hosking: Why are we messing with democracy?

Zumba classes exercising bodies and brains through Te Reo

What we can learn from Maori business values

Combining mātauranga Maori and psychology leads to research success

Soldier and art student continues legacy of ancestral carving

Teaching the art of inspiration

New Zealand journal of ecology – mātauranga Māori special issue

Mātauranga Māori could help with climate issues action seminar told

Maori culture and language in the workplace (For beginnners)

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Lack of Māori being voted onto local body councils called out as racismRacism is being blamed for a lack of Māori representatives being voted onto local body councils, despite an increasing number of candidates.

The recent election results have sparked legal action, with growing support from Māoridom to legislate Māori seats in local Government.

"The reason why we've got Māori and MPs there is because we've got a statutory seats they have statutory electorates set up specifically for Māori.

"If it's good enough for Central Government why is it not good enough for local government?".....
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Tūpuna Maunga Authority holding hui this Thursday on Ōwairaka/Mt Albert but protesters staying away
A group protesting against the removal of hundreds of exotic trees from an Auckland maunga say they will not attend an upcoming hui as the outcome is "predetermined".

Protest organiser Anna Radford said at this stage they would not be attending the hui as it did not include a third-party mediator and they feared the outcome was predetermined.

But Radford said they had been pushing for a meeting with the authority since the protest began, but felt the authority had acted in poor faith.

"One time we agreed on a date but they said we needed to leave the maunga to allow contractors to start setting up. We said no, that would be an own goal."

Radford said they had been calling for a third-party facilitator but that request had been ignored......
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Survey reveals fear over Oranga Tamariki keeping Māori awake at night
When their responses were weighted into percentages, the top issue was Oranga Tamariki and children in state care.

Oranga Tamariki says it is committed to improving the wellbeing of Māori children and their whānau.

"We are working hard to keep tamariki and rangatahi connected and in stable placements with whānau," a spokesperson told Newshub.

"For example, we have introduced kairaranga-a- whānau roles to make sure our tamariki have intensive support and links to their whakapapa," they continued.

"Nearly 80 percent of Māori children and young people placed with caregivers are being looked after by their own whānau or Māori caregivers."....
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Kōkiri search is back in 2020
The search is on for the next group of Māori tech entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups to take part in a kaupapa-led business accelerator programme.

Kōkiri is an intensive three-month programme for start-ups that have high-growth potential. Aimed at accelerating market entry, the successful teams will be confident to showcase their ventures to potential backers and be ready to negotiate investment opportunities.

Up to 10 successful teams will receive mentoring, education, founder capability development, and networking opportunities. In addition, the support package will provide participants with a start-up grant of $10,000, additional travel assistance, and accommodation during the live-in residential periods......
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We deplore past mistakes, but land confiscation is still occurring in the modern world 

Monday November 25, 2019

Maori graduates 'the future of nursing'A fresh cohort of Māori nursing graduates hopes to transform the industry, which has not seen a rise in Māori nurse numbers for 40 years.

The number of Māori nurses has remained at 7 percent, prompting a Whāngarei mental health nurse just last month to undertake research in order to understand why.

This week 16 Māori students reached the finish line, graduating with a Bachelor of Māori Nursing at Whitireia.

Among them was mother of three, Sorrel Kemp, who said change was on the horizon, and Māori like her were determined to fill the gap in the industry.

"As a collective, we are the future of nursing," she said.

"As Māori, we are part of a collective change that needs to happen. It is humbling to know that that change is happening for indigenous nurses right across the motu.".....
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Northern Districts Cricket's Kea Perene driving inaugural te reo Māori cricket course
Ahipara lwoman Kea Perene is breaking new ground on the national sporting scene, teaching cricket through te reo Māori in Far North schools........(NZ Herald paywall)
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'I think I'm your sister' - the call that led me to the truth about my adoption

Life members added to Māori Womens Welfare League at Hui-ā-Iwi 2019

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