Saturday, February 18, 2023

Breaking Views Update: Week of 12.02.23

Saturday February 18, 2023 

High Court upholds Waitangi Tribunal recommendations on land and compensation for Māori

The Waitangi Tribunal did not overstep its legal jurisdiction when recommending the Crown return Mangatū forest land and financially compensate Māori, the High Court has found.

Following more than two decades of hearings and reports relating to claims the Crown breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi across the Tūranga (Poverty Bay) district, the Waitangi Tribunal released its recommendations report, titled the Mangatū Remedies Report, in 2021.

It determined the Crown should return Crown forest land that lies in the north of the Tūranga district to Māori and pay 100% monetary compensation......
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Māori voice needed in water infrastructure rebuild
Ngati Kahungunu chair Bayden Barber says Maori need to be at the table when decisions are made about rebuilding infrastructure after this week’s devastating floods in Hawke’s Bay.

“It really is a disgrace and we need to do better so whether it’s Labour, National or whoever in Government, Maori need to be a key contributor to where we go and what we do with our waterways,” Mr Barber says......
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The Crown has breached its Treaty obligations by failing to ensure Maori can fully pursue claims
That's according to a damning Waitangi Tribunal report - which found a lack of funding leaves claimants frozen out of the process.

The report takes a swipe at officials and ministers - saying the purpose of the tribunal is seriously undermined when the Crown doesn't adequately resource Maori to take part in inquiries......
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Brown plan would slice Maori programmes
A south Auckland councillor is warning Maori will lose services if Mayor Wayne Brown’s proposed annual plan is passed.

The plan will be released for public submissions on February 28.

“I don’t support all of the annual plan. I certainly do not support the $20 million cut in our operational cost that is going to have a direct impact on Maori, removing a lot of programmes we have in place that are supporting Maori in different ways,” she says....
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Lady Tureiti Moxon: The Treaty of Waitangi is a partnership and not a takeover 

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Friday February 17, 2023 

Nats tout treaty scholarship 
But Ms Willis says people need to read the whole speech, which was carefully thought out description of what the crown and iwi leaders may have been trying to achieve.

“It was a new approach to say we can give the crown some sovereign authority, and yes we will maintain rangatiratanga over our taonga and yes we will have equal rights of citizenship, and that was special and new. That was what Chris was conveying and I think we should be proud as a country that the basis of the treaty is something special,” she says......
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Former conservation land rezoned for iwi activities in St Arnaud
A parcel of land in St Arnaud is set to become papakāinga (communal Māori land) after the Tasman District Council voted unanimously to accept a plan change to rezone the land.

The Massey St site, which was returned to the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust through the treaty settlement process, will be used for a “wide range of traditional, spiritual, and cultural activities,” according to council documents......
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Massey kaiarahi putting te tiriti into action
Massey University is training staff to look for ways to put Te Tiriti o Waitangi into action.

Professor Meihana Durie, its deputy vice chancellor Maori, says there has been a loit of talk over the years about treaty principles, but it now wanted to look at the provisions of the treaty and what changes to practices and procedures will give it meaningful expression......
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John Robinson: Destroying New Zealand: the sovereignty of Ngapuhi hapu

Robin Grieve: Settlers Day Why Not?

Rob Paterson: Book Review - Roger Childs' New Zealand's History Curriculum

David Lillis: What about New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum?

Co-governance – it’s nothing like you think

Horizon’s Regional Council’s Rachel Keedwell: Co-governance nothing to be scared of

Maori partners in rescue efforts 

Thursday February 16, 2023 

Whānau Ora offers wraparound services to Māori families rather than simply focusing on the welbeing of an individual. 
Providers and agencies working with Whānau Ora are supposed to be required to centre their focus on whānau.

"This means many whānau might not be getting all the support available to address their needs and help them achieve their aspirations," he said.....
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New bilingual signs replace te reo welcome to Nelson
Welcome signs that were installed for te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) in 2020 have been replaced with new bilingual signs at the request of Nelson mayor Nick Smith......
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Chris Trotter: A Real Revolution? 

Tuesday February 14, 2023 

Iwi bracing for three waters tweaks 
“THere’s definitely going to be a toning down of the language the Government is going to use around this.

There will be some changes around the edges of the legislation and I think that is going to be a hard pill to swallow for Maori. At the end of the day we’re never leaving, we’re always going to be here. If we have to continue the fight we will continue the fight,” Mr Puketapu -Dentice says....
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Sonning car park ownership impacts Waitangi claim, but hapū still hopeful
The controversial Sonning carpark site, being considered for a residential high-rise development in the central city, can’t be covered by a Waitangi Tribunal recommendation for its return to local Māori, says Hamilton City Council.....
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Perpetual leases battle continues but minister 'unable to support' Māori land legislation review – RNZ
Māori land owners locked out of their whenua by perpetual leases are continuing their fight against century-old legislation, buoyed by recent support from the Green Party.....
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Council reconsiders plea to protect site of 'extreme cultural, spiritual' significance
The Marlborough District Council is working with iwi on how an area of “extreme cultural, spiritual” and historical significance near the Wairau Bar could be better protected.....
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Ten post-settlement iwi have $8.1b assets - new report
The biggest post-settlement iwi have a growing asset base, now estimated to be worth around $8.1 billion, but property revaluations are no longer boosting the balance sheets of the 10 as they were.

A new report out today from Wellington-headquartered consultants TDB Advisory assessed the assets of Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Raukawa, Tūhoe and Waikato-Tainui.

Aotearoa’s wealthiest iwi which has settled with the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi remains Ōtautahi-headquartered Ngāi Tahu with $2.28b assets up on 2021′s $1.92b.....
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Ngāi Tūāhuriri says AUT misused te reo Māori to ‘self-promote their interests’
Ngāi Tūāhuriri has expressed concern that Auckland University of Technology (AUT) did not build a relationship with the Canterbury hapū before announcing its plans to establish a satellite campus in Christchurch.

Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga upoko (head), Te Maire Tau, said Ngāi Tūāhuriri had received no correspondence from AUT and no relationship had been established before the announcement.

“There is no Treaty relationship between Ngāi Tūāhuriri and this tertiary provider, and there will not be one.”....
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Newshub-Reid Research poll: What should country's official name be?
In our latest Newshub-Reid Research poll we asked, what do you think the official name of the country should be?

The results show 52 percent said keep it as just New Zealand. Just over a third - 36.2 percent - thought we should add Aotearoa in, and 9.6 percent think we should ditch New Zealand completely and go with Aotearoa......
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Returning the land means giving back the authority too, Waitangi conversation tent hears
If the Crown gives the land back, it needs to give back everything connected to it – that was the kōrero in the conversation tent at Waitangi.

It focused on 415 claims brought to the tribunal from whānau, hapū and iwi representatives from the Bay of Islands, Hokianga, Whāngārei, Mangakāhia, Whangaroa, Mahurangi and the Gulf Islands.....
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Roger Childs: Waitangi Day – a time for all Kiwis

John Porter: One of the Smarter Maori Activists of Her Time!

Governing for all – Dr Muriel Newman.

Treaty of Waitangi – Sir Apirana Ngata

New Zealand has ‘missed the mark’ on race

Climate change? Recession? Pollution? There's a Treaty solution for that

183 years on, the Treaty of Waitangi is yet to be fully shaped

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Anonymous said...

What an excellent idea. I think local Maori should buy the Sonning carpark site and develop it as a 'peace park.' Somehow though, I expect their eagerness for such a proposal might rapidly dissipate if they have to foot the bill.

Robert Arthur said...

re 16th. I cannot imagine a worse job than being Auditor General trying to track expenditure by maori for maori. if they had known about Whanau Ora even Tuhoe would have signed the Treaty and eagerly ceded sovereignty.

Robert Arthur said...

re 17th. The intention of Massey University to give great emphasis to the Treaty will greatly simpliy the choice of university for many.

Robert Arthur said...

The criticism of Luxon describing the Treaty as an experiment was petty at best. There has been little similar before or since. The argument that it was an experiment more then matches the oppsite. It would make a great subject for university debate. Anything not positively established to work or not is an experiment. (It is now a failing experiment) The Left regularly make outrageous statements which the msm allow to pass pass without murmur.