Saturday, December 26, 2020

Breaking Views Update: Week of 20.12.20


Saturday December 26, 2020 

'Uniquely Maori' garden being built at Auckland reserve

A “uniquely Māori” garden which will pay homage to traditional planting is being built at an Auckland reserve.

Working with Ngāti Whatua Ōrakei, $2 million has been allocated and Small’s design is coming to life at the Pourewa Reserve in Ōrakei.

Small told Stuff the 10-hectare garden would be a place for traditional storytelling to take place and would see native plants and vegetables planted, as well as a community hub built.

“It’s uniquely Māori, uniquely Ōrakei.”.....
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Mt Albert tree removal: Legal battle fails to stop replacement of trees
The High Court has ruled the Tūpuna Maunga Authority (TMA) can proceed with their replacement of exotic trees for natives after a legal battle with protestors.

The TMA, which co-governs Ōwairaka/Mt Albert with Auckland Council, plans to replace them with about 13,000 native trees and plants.......
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Iwi Shareholders To Receive Dividend Despite Impacted Year
All 58 Iwi to receive share of $8.8 million dividend as financial results finalised

New Zealand’s largest Māori-owned kaimoana and kai ora company and second largest seafood company by value and volume, Moana New Zealand, has reported a net profit after tax of $20.3 million for the 2020 financial year........
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Canterbury pub cans colonial name for area's original te reo Māori name
The owners of a 150-year-old Canterbury hotel have severed its old colonial ties to a controversial figure.

Ōtoromiro Hotel in Banks Peninsula, formerly known as Governors Bay Hotel, has dropped its links to former Governor of New Zealand and colonialist Sir George Grey, who was also New Zealand’s 11th premier......
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Peace and goodwill? Not in the Maori Council’s Christmas message to the Police

What are we afraid of in allowing great Māori representation?  

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Thursday December 24, 2020

Hawke's Bay iwi backing South Island freshwater claim 
Ngāti Kahungunu is backing a South Island iwi's claim for shared control and management of freshwater with the Crown.

Ngāti Kahungunu says taiwhenua, settlement groups, marae, hapū and roopu have agreed to support, join and promote the Ngāi Tahu claim which is seeking co-control and management of freshwater.

The claim could have far-reaching implications for commercial and private use of freshwater, with many iwi of the view that Maori should have a voice in how freshwater is used...... 
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Kaitiaki onsite at Omanawa Falls this summer
Kaitiaki, also known as a guardian, will be on site at the Omanawa Falls to help care for this special place as well as support and advise any visitors.

“The Kaitiaki are present at Omanawa Falls in their capacity as tangata whenua to protect this special place,” says Koro Nicholas from Ngāti Hangarau.

“We are there to look after the mauri of our rohe - our awa, our wairere, our whenua and our manuhiri. This is a mahi that we can proactively fulfill our role as Kaitiaki of our rohe and help all our manuhiri to understand why places like Omanawa falls are very special and that they need to be respected."....
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New Name, New Look For Heritage Festival
Nelson City Council’s yearly Heritage Festival has been renamed to better reflect Nelson’s rich and varied cultural past.

From next year, the festival will be called Tuku 21 Whakatū Heritage Month, with the year in the name changing annually to reflect the event’s place in history.

The new name follows discussions with iwi, who gifted the name “Tuku”, meaning “to share” or “exchange” in Te Reo Māori. The name is an expression of our diverse and unique stories, histories and heritage, and reflects the value of bi-culturalism within the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.......
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MediaWorks fined for 'offensive and harmful' Sean Plunket interview with iwi about level 4 lockdown roadblock
The BSA said Plunket amplified racism, misinformed listeners, ridiculed Te Tiriti and was insulting to Te Whānau ā Apanui.

It concluded Plunket exceeded that standard with aggressive questioning, insinuations the iwi were “bullies”, and in particular his suggestion they did not care about child abuse.

The BSA was critical of his “apparent ridicule of Māori rights under Te Tiriti o Waitangi”, and said his broadcast views “reflected ignorance at a level that is offensive and harmful to Māori”.......
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New name for New Plymouth restaurant to refresh Maori ownership and identity
A New Plymouth restaurant has changed its named to step away from colonialism and align with its new Māori ownership.

Governor's Bar and Eatery at the Novotel Hotel on Hobson St, which was bought by Parininihi ki Waitōtara Inc (PKW), Te Atiawa Iwi Holdings (TAIH), and Taranaki Iwi Holding (TIH) for $23 million in 2018, will now be known at Haukai Bistro and Bar......
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Claimants tackle trade risk
One of the claimants against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is welcoming what she calls a process to develop a new process to give Māori a say on trade negotiations.

Moana Maniapoto says recognises here is an existing partnership or treaty relationship with Māori which needs to be taken into account.

After mediation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade the crown has agreed to support the establishment of a new body,......
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Orakei edgy over neighbour's wash up claim
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is demanding an explanation from Waikato-Tainui for a map which seems to show its marae and other parts of what it calls its central Auckland heartland included in the confederation’s outstanding claims.

Mr Blair says it comes on top of the fight Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is having with Hauraki and other iwi who have been offered settlement properties in central Auckland.........
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Peaceful resolution at Ihumātao was always the aim 

Tuesday December 22, 2020

Ihumatao win shows power of new generation 
Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says a deal for the crown to buy out Fletcher Building from the Ihumātao development shows the day of reckoning is coming for tiriti justice. 

It now puts the future of the land in the hands of ahi kaa and mana whenua.

She says it vindicates those who have challenged what was being done to the land, back to its original confiscation, and it is being closely watched around the country. 

That’s what it says and it says all those missteps that have happened over 100 plus years will no longer be tolerated,” Ms Davidson says.

She says the crown needs to rethink the way it treats partnership......
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Historic day for Te Kawerau ā Maki
Te Kawerau ā Maki, in partnership with Auckland Council and a member of the original settler Bethells family, have finally acquired ancestral land at Te Henga/Bethells Beach in the Waitākere Ranges for the building of a new marae and ‘kāinga whakahirahira’ or settlement of significance.....
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Wairarapa police admit to illegally stopping Māori youths to take their photographs
Police in Wairarapa have admitted to illegally taking photos of youths after RNZ alerted them to multiple reports of officers stopping and photographing young Māori on the street.

In a statement, police said the law allowed them to take photos of young people in some limited circumstances.

Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Scott Miller said in August a review found three images were not taken under the right legislation and they were destroyed.

He said all other youth photographs were correctly captured under Section 214 of the 1989 Oranga Tamariki Act.....
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Students face emotional challenge confronting NZ history, study warns
The compulsory study of Aotearoa New Zealand history is set to generate strong emotions for some students, a new study warns.

Taita College head of social sciences Dr Michael Harcourt asked 1889 students at 20 high schools around the country for their main feeling after reading a passage about the effects of the land wars on Waikato Māori.

The largest number (39 per cent) chose sadness, followed by anger (11 per cent), frustration (10 per cent), shame (6 per cent), grief, resentment and guilt.......
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A 'gifted' Queenstown athlete is given home detention for after kicking a man
A grandfather made a heartfelt plea to a judge saying a return to te ao Māori will help his grandson.

The grandfather knew a kaumātua in Queenstown who could help.

“I know in my own experience it was a return to te ao Māori that was what made a difference,” he said......
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Maori economy driver for growth
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is counting on the Māori economy being one of the engines of sustainable growth in the decades ahead.

He says while Māori, Pasifika and women have borne the brunt of job losses from COVID, there are signs of resilience in the Māori economy.

He says Māori views fit in well with the Government’s well-being approach that tries to include not just financial considerations but also looking after communities and the environment.

The Government intends to encourage that through increased procurement of services and goods from Māori firms, support for Māori exporters and also backing land development.......
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Cr Phil Halse --- Maori wards

The Pākehā connection to racism in New Zealand

Monday December 21, 2020

The “radically disruptive progression” of kaupapa Māori in early childhood education

Her transformative approach to the development and implementation of mātauranga Māori across early childhood education is building a culturally diverse generation of educators armed with the ability to interweave kaupapa Māori into a child’s early years of learning.

You’re on a decolonising journey, doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, kaupapa Māori is about unpacking, deconstructing and decolonising our past, and understanding our place in this present time and the impact we will have on the future.” 

“Kaupapa Māori in early childhood education is about reversing language loss. Anything that is related to kaupapa Māori is also about the retrieval of te reo Māori....... 
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Peaceful demonstrations in New Plymouth over land sale and one-year anniversary of Maungaroa deal
The participants stood at the gates of the culturally significant Maungaroa, also known as Windy Point, with placards opposing rumoured plans to develop a bike track on the site.

“We really want to send them a message that they [the owners] mustn’t be digging on this piece of land, which is an ancient pā site and will be full of archaeological remnants,” protest organiser Sue Comrie said......
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Mike Yardley: Govt's Xmas gift for the taxpayer? Ihumātao

Mongrel Mob divided on blaming colonisation for violence against women

The flags at Ihumatao might be being lowered. But, given Mr Waititi’s and Ms Davidson’s reaction, Ihumatao could well flag a growing form of assertion of Maori place on Aotearoa land.

Push to get every Kiwi student to see founding documents  

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1 comment:

Ray S said...

Maungaroa, another sit in on private land coming. Advice: Dont get involved in this one Jacinda.