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Māori news stories for the week ending 27 June 2014 (edition 22/2014)

Māori news stories for the week ending 27 June 2014 (edition 22/2014)

 

  • Five more groups have been selected to deliver Māori and Pasifika Trades Training.  These groups are (i) Te Matarau Education Trust and NorthTec (building and primary industries); (ii) Auckland Council (South Auckland infrastructure focus); (iii) Unitec, MIT and TWoA (construction and infrastructure);[1] (iv) Waiariki (carpentry); and (v) Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou (carpentry, agriculture and forestry).
  • Tainui has announced that the iwi has now purchased an insurance package that covers all of its constituent marae.  The insurance cover includes damage to marae buildings and contents, loss or damage to taonga, or items of cultural significance, lost revenue due to interruption of commercial activities, public liability for damages to a third party or personal injury, and statutory liability.  The iwi is also investigating the feasibility of tangihanga and medical insurance.
  • Ngāti Kuri has become the leasehold of Te Paki Station in the Far North.  The iwi was already scheduled to take full ownership once/if Treaty settlement legislation for Ngāti Kuri is passed by Parliament.  The station is 3,300 hectares, with 6,000 ewes and 750 breeding cows.


[1]MIT = Manukau Institute of Technology, TwoA = Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

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