Saturday, January 29, 2022

Breaking Views Update: Week of 23.1.22

Saturday January 29, 2022 

Māori win coastal title, but a river runs through it

Māori applicants succeed in seeking marine title and coastal rights in Hawkes Bay, but old legal requirements block one group winning a long fight over the Mōhaka River entrance

The third significant case in a row taken under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act has seen Māori awarded customary marine title and protected rights, this time across a long stretch of Hawkes Bay coast.

The Hawkes Bay case comes after successful early applications under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act by iwi in the eastern Bay of Plenty around Opotiki, and for Tauranga Harbour.......
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Maori experts call for closer involvement in creation of taonga
Maori data experts say there has been a lack of undertsanding about te ao Māori (Māori world view) and data sovereignty principles by the Government in the process of making two new data laws.

Too many times when structures have been established, Māori were asked about it after the fact, he said.

“Māori should be consulted at the beginning when it is being created......
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Council planning to spend $150k on new playground
The report proposes the funds be used to fund the new playground, along with a $55,000 upgrade to the run-down half-basketball court at Te Kaha Recreation Reserve, one of several reserves that the council will be returning to Te Whānau a Apanui as part of the iwi Treaty of Waitangi settlement......
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I want Māori to enjoy what I have, life in a society that makes sense to them

Entrenched colonial racial attitudes still with us 

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Friday January 28, 2022 

Government could again find itself before the Waitangi Tribunal 
Meanwhile a Māori health expert warns the Government could again find itself before the Waitangi Tribunal after it revealed there had been no consultation before publishing its plan to fight Omicron.

The tribunal last year said the Crown was "actively breaching" the Treaty of Waitangi on multiple levels in its vaccination strategy and shift to the traffic light system, and said it had consistently "failed to engage" Māori on key decisions.

Health research analyst Dr Rawiri Taonui said a lack of consultation by the Government regarding its three-phase Omicron plan could form part of another Waitangi Tribunal hearing.......
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Teaching of New Zealand history in schools delayed by a year
Schools will not be required to teach Aotearoa’s history until 2023 to give them longer to implement the new curriculum while navigating disruptions caused by Covid-19.

In response to growing demand from Kiwis, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in September 2019 that all schools and kura would be expected to start teaching the country's history to year 0 to 10 students by 2022.

But a year-long delay has been confirmed after public reservations about the finer details of the draft that drew in more than 4000 submissions. It is now due to be finalised early this year......
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Out with the 'tongue twister'? Christchurch's $533m stadium set to get new name
Christchurch’s new half-a-billion dollar central city stadium is set to be named Te Kaha – and it is hoped this can be combined with a commercial name in the future.

Christchurch city councillors will decide whether to approve the name, gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, at a meeting on Thursday.

Te Kaha – meaning “the strength” – is a shortened version of Te Kaharoa – meaning “enduring strength”......
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Pukapuka tackles taniwha in classroom
A Māori educator believes many teachers and principals want to engage in a more culturally sensitive way with tauira Māori, but don’t know how.

That’s why Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch has written a new book, covering subjects such as honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, addressing racism in school settings, understanding Te Reo Māori, and dealing with whānau concerns.....
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Why is the Maori language being thrust down the throats of people with no interest in learning it? - Don Brash

The enduring legacy of the tino rangatiratanga flag 

Thursday January 27, 2022 

New Polytechnic leadership roles filled 
Megan Potiki and Jason Tibble have joined Otago Polytechnic’s te kahui manukura executive leadership team.

Ms Potiki, formerly a full-time lecturer in Te Tumu school of Maori, Pacific and indigenous studies at the University of Otago, has been appointed manukura tuarua-mana taurite/ partnership and equity deputy chief executive.

Jason Tibble, formerly the regional commissioner for the Ministry of Social Development and the regional public service commissioner for government in Otago and Southland, starts as manukura tuarua-ara tauira/learner journey deputy chief executive.....
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'Kōhanga kids are changing Māoridom' - Dame Iritana Tāwhiwhirangi
Dame Iritana Tāwhiwhirangi has helped thousands of tamariki grow up surrounded by their mother tongue of te reo Māori through Te Kōhanga Reo movement since 1982.

As a founder of the movement, she says it’s the first children who were enrolled in kōhanga reo who are now the leaders changing Māoridom.

“Look where the language is. It's all over the place. Anything that wriggles is actually interested in the language. It's everywhere. I source it back to those mokopuna that sat at the feet of those expert, linguistic elders,” Tāwhiwhirangi says......
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Benefit increases going to more than half of families with children - report
It also showed the Families Package payments went to 330,000 families in its first year, which was more than half of families with children, and more then two-thirds of Māori and Pacific whānau with children......
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Time to heed judge’s call on tikanga challenge
An advocate for justice reform says it’s time to make tikanga part of the day to day way the courts are run.

Denis O’Reilly has been a regular visitor to the courts since the 1970s, helping gang members and other Māori navigate racist and discriminatory processes.

He says there are useful tools, such as cultural reports under section 27 of the Sentencing Act, which can be used more often than they are.

That’s in line with a recent call from Supreme Court Justice Sir Joe Williams for Māori to challenge judges using tikanga.......
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$110m iwi fin fish farming push for Coromandel wins council support
An iwi move to create the first fin fish farming operation off the Coromandel coast has the tick from the local council.

Behind the plans is Pare Hauraki Kaimoana, an asset holding company of the Hauraki Māori Trust Board and Pare Hauraki Fishing Trust, and the mandated iwi organisation and iwi aquaculture organisation for the 12 iwi of Hauraki. It already has established mussel farms in the wider area.......
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Reo Māori at forefront of indigenous languages decade
Te Taura Whiri chair Professor Rawinia Higgins says many indigenous peoples are still fighting for official recognition of their languages – something Māori now take for granted.

The United Nations has proclaimed the 10 years between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.......
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The state of our nation – Dr Muriel Newman

Marxism it could not happen here – could it? - Anthony Willy 

Wednesday January 26, 2022 

New Māori Name For Otago Polytechnic Trades Training Centre 
Otago Polytechnic’s multi-million-dollar Trades Training Centre has been gifted an official name - He Toki Kai Te Rika.

"We are honoured to have been gifted this name by rūnaka, with whom we have strong, ongoing relationships," says Dr Megan Gibbons, Chief Executive Otago Polytechnic.....
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Former Mayor Of Hamilton Appointed As The New President Of Governance New Zealand
Central Electoral Representative, Shane Bidois FCG FGNZ, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Rangiwewehi, has been appointed the new Vice-President. Mr Bidois was previously GNZ Wellington Branch Committee Chair, and has held several governance roles, including Company Secretary and Legal Counsel. He is also a certified internal auditor and risk assurance manager, with postgraduate qualifications in law and bioethics. He has a strong interest in how governance within Aotearoa can be informed by Te Ao Māori and tikanga......
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PR: West Coast pōwhiri for national stewardship land panel
A Ngāi Tahu mana whenua panel will lead a pōwhiri at Arahura Marae today to welcome a national panel working on the reclassification of stewardship land within the rohe of Poutini Ngāi Tahu.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reclassifying stewardship land throughout Aotearoa to better protect conservation areas home to threatened species and high priority ecosystems. DOC will also consider making some land available for economic activity.

Under the Ngāi Tahu Settlement Act and Section 4 of the Conservation Act, the Crown must work with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and mana whenua when making decisions about land within our takiwā........
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Three waters - the deluge continues 

Tuesday January 25, 2022 

New warning signs at Akitio Beach 
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua chairman Hayden Hape said he had met with MPI and they had talked out a couple of strategies.

He said they were "really engaging" with kaumatua and running through some scenarios
to work out what the best strategy was short term, as "people are still doing it".

The iwi hoped to be able to have some of their kaitiaki walking alongside fishery officers, but not as law enforcers.......
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New Wellington art reflects local history
The design, created by local artist Keri-Mei Zagrobelna, depicts a carved koruru (figure head) and maihi (representing the arms), as seen on marae (Māori meeting house), transitioning into a 1920’s architect’s compass.

In the depiction the transition of traditional Māori techniques and architecture into European materials and design can be likened to the building of relationships between indigenous tangata whenua and European colonial settlers to the area, says Ms Zagrobelna......
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Stable growth from Trans-Tasman cannabis hook up
A Tairāwhiti-based medical cannabis company Rua Bioscience says linking with a major Australian player in the fledgling industry will be good for its Māori growers.

In a scrip-based deal valued at about $10 million, Rua Bioscience is buying fellow New Zealand company Zalm Therapeutics, which is part-owned by Victoria-based Cann Group.....
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Auckland urged to act as 'good citizens' of the Waikato River as water take doubles
Waikato River Authority iwi co-chair Tipa Mahuta​ is disappointed by the board’s decision and said it’s important Watercare follows through with its obligations to involve river iwi in its decision-making.

The authority has yet to decide whether it will appeal the board’s decision.......
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Yes, Ngai Tahu could campaign for votes to win council seats – but why bother, if privilege is granted to let it bypass the ballot box?

Graham Adams - Follow the money: matauranga Maori and the millions at stake

Jerry A Coyne: More from New Zealand, a nation whose science is circling the drain

Kākahu blessing held at Saint Anthony's Pahiatua 

Sunday January 23, 2022 

National leader Christopher Luxon responds to man at public meeting who got round of applause for denouncing use of te reo Māori 
Footage from National leader Christopher Luxon's public meeting in Nelson shows him carefully responding to a man who received a round of applause for denouncing te reo Māori.

The man received a round of applause from others in the room.

He continued: "My wife, who was born and bred in Collingwood [near Nelson], the other day she shouted at the TV: 'speak English!'"......
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Funding gives iwi boost to preserve history and knowledge
Te Tauihu (top of the South) iwi Rangitāne o Wairau are putting $25,000 worth of funding towards a digital resource to help connect whānau with their Nelson-based history.

The funding was one of 20 grants issued as part of Pouhere Taonga’s (Heritage NZ) Te Awe Kōtuku programme, aimed at preserving and revitalising vulnerable mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).....
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Delayed Māori employment action plan a 'disgrace' - National's Upston
it's a no brainer, that people want to be in work. There are employers all over New Zealand who are desperate for workers. So the fact that this hasn't been a priority for Labour is a disgrace. And we want to make sure that Māori achieve their potential. They're in work, they're getting opportunities, and they're able to provide for themselves and their families," Upston says......
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$6.2m funding injection to help fix cancer inequities for Māori and Pasifika
University of Otago senior Māori health researcher Professor Sue Crengle (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) and her team at the Waitematā and Auckland District Health Boards, have received nearly $4m in funding for a two-part research project. It’s the first ever Māori-led trial for lung cancer screening, which began in May 2021 and will run for three years.....
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The Empire Strikes Back

The mahi of the many: Two years of protecting whakapapa from Covid-19 

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1 comment:

gregd said...

i was afraid luxon would be weak in regards to this te rao taking over the airwaves, and is not getting the message the majority of new zealanders have had a gut full, and are angry, together with the other activities, eg 3 waters, he puapua etc, the country is divided. the fact he wants to call our country new zealand when overseas and then this aotearoa nz when inside the country is just cowtowing to the woke, the activists, and 1/8 th maori that are bitter and twisted having 7/8th european ancestory that is dismissed.