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E43 Salient Māori News week ending 6 December 2019

E43 Salient Māori News week ending 6 December 2019

  • Shane Heremaia has been appointed Chief Executive of Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. Mr Heremaia will commence a three-year term in January 2020.
  • Dr Wayne Ngata has been appointed to the Tertiary Education Commission Board.
  • Dr Nina Scott, Shelly Campbell, and Professor David Tipene-Leach have been appointed to the Cancer Control Agency Advisory Council.
  • Te Wānanga o Raukawa will receive a one-off $10 million grant from the Government to partially address its Waitangi Tribunal Whakatupu Mātauranga Claim (WAI 2698). The wānanga claims the former performance based research funding model (PBRF) was disadvantageous to the wānanga as it did not support funding of Māori knowledge and Māori research methodologies.
  • On Monday Roberta Little pleaded guilty to eight charges of dishonestly using a document and one charge of theft by a person in a special relationship. Ms Little is the former Principal of Te Kura o Waikaremoana and along with co accused Moana Shuttleworth, (former board of trustee parent representative), were found to have stolen circa $103,000 from the kura between 2015 and 2017. Ms Little was remanded on bail and will be sentenced in the Gisborne District Court in February 2020.

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