Ngāti Tamaoho Claims Settlement
- Yesterday the second reading of the Ngāti Tamaoho Claims Settlement Bill was completed in Parliament. The settlement includes a commercial and financial redress of $10.3 million, and a cultural revitalisation fund of $590,000.
- On Thursday the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament. The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Electoral Act 1993 so it will embed the provisions of the Act relating to Māori electorates. As way of background, the provisions relating to the General electorates are currently entrenched in the Act but the provisions relating to the Māori electorates are not.
- On Tuesday the Electoral Commission released the first progressive results for the Māori Electoral Option 2018. Results to date show the Māori Roll has decreased by 2052 and Māori enrolled on the General roll has increased by 2698. Māori electoral option closes 2 August.
Economic Funding Round Open
- On Monday the 2018 the He kai kei aku ringa funding round opened. The purpose of the fund is to grow the Māori economy. The fund is worth circa $1 million, there are five broad criteria (but we consider more of less anything related to the Māori economy/ business seems to fit); applications close 28 May 2018.