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E30 Salient Māori News week ending 30 August 2019

E30 Salient Māori News week ending 30 August 2019

  • Following Te Rūnanga-Ā-iwi O Ngāpuhi elections Rāniera (Sonny) Tau has retained the roles as Hauāuru Takiwā Trustee elect and chair for Te Rūnanga-Ā-iwi O Ngāpuhi.
  • On Monday Pita Paraone (MNZM) died.[1] Mr Paraone was a Member of Parliament (New Zealand First) between 2002 and 2008 and then between 2014 and 2017. E te rangatira, e moe; e moe i te manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro.
  • On Wednesday Tahu Potiki died. Mr Potiki was a former Chief Executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.  E te rangatira, e moe; e moe i te manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro.
  • Last week Ngai Tūhoe signed a Relationship Agreement with Oranga Tamariki to work together when Ngai Tūhoe children become part of Oranga Tamariki services. We advise Oranga Tamariki have entered working agreements with Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tahu and Waikato / Tainui.
  • This week the National Iwi Chairs Forum was held in Hastings. This coincided with a hui session on indigenous trade, with representatives from Pasifika nations, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
  • On Thursday Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced that from term 1 of 2020, the Government will fund a trial daily school lunch programme for the students of 30 primary and intermediate schools (including kura). The trial schools will be a mix of rural and urban schools with high levels of disadvantage located across the Bay of Plenty/Waiariki and Hawkes Bay / Tairawhiti regions.  As the 2020 year progresses other schools in these areas will be invited to join the trial. The free school lunch programme was announced at the launch of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. We will review the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy next week in Pānui E31/2019.
  • This week Stephen Henare was sentenced at the Auckland High Court to five years and two months’ imprisonment on five counts of ‘theft by person in special relationship’ and one count of ‘attempting to pervert the course of justice’. Mr Henare and his sister, Margaret Dixon, while in their roles as trustees, stole circa $1 million from the Parengarenga 3G Trust. In July Mrs Dixon was sentenced to 12 months home dentition and ordered to pay $5,000 in reparations.
Notice of the Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year ending 30 June 2019.

The AGM will take place on 27 September 2019 at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson, , starting 10:00am. Please find the full notice here.




[1] Rewiti Pomare Kingi Paraone.

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