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E37 Salient Māori News Items to 06 November 2020

E37 Salient Māori News Items to 06 November 2020

Appointments and Awards

  • On Monday Dr Cherryl Waerea-i-Te-Rangi Smith received the Health Research Council’s Te Tohu Rapuora Medal for outstanding Māori health leadership, excellence, and contribution.
  • On Tuesday Annie Aranui, Dr Nicholas Jones and Keti Tipene received the New Zealand Public Service Medal. The New Zealand Public Service Medal is awarded to public servants who have given meritorious service.
  • On Tuesday Sally Araipu, Canon Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu, and Bella Perahurihuri Tarawhiti received a Public Service Commissioner’s Commendation for Frontline Excellence.
  • This week mainstream media reported that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had now laid charges against two people in regards to funding belonging to Te Arawa River Iwi (refer Pānui 18/ 2016).
  • This week Ngāi Tahu lodged a statement of claim in the Christchurch High Court seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over the freshwater in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā. This is, in their view, a means to address the ongoing degradation of awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) caused by environmental mismanagement.
  • Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi will hold their 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 14 November 2020, from 10:00am, at Ōtātara Marae, Waima.
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust respectively, will hold their 2020 Annual General Meetings (AGM) on Saturday, 21 November 2020, from 2:00pm, at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, Addington, Christchurch.
  • Last week Statistics New Zealand published data sets from the Census 2018 on housing quality, income, and access to telecommunications for people living with a disability. Key findings relevant to Māori living with a disability were:
    • 13% live within a dwelling which is always damp compared to 6% for all people living with a disability;
    • 3% have no access to telecommunications systems compared to 1.7% for all people living with a disability; and
    • 55% earn less than $20,000 per year compared to 49% for all people living with a disability.
  • https://www.stats.govt.nz/reports/measuring-inequality-for-disabled-new-zealanders-2018

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