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E41 Salient Māori News Items to 04 December 2020

E41 Salient Māori News Items to 04 December 2020

  • On Monday the Electoral Commission published enrolment and voting numbers for the 2020 General Election. Overall, circa, 2,894,500 people voted in the 2020 General Election (83% of the total enrolled), of which 390,310 were of Māori descent (73% of the total of Māori enrolled). The Māori voting number increased by 15% from the 2017 General Election and 11% for all voters.
  • On Monday WorkSafe New Zealand filed charges against thirteen parties (10 organisations and three company directors) in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption on 22 December 2019. The eruption caused the death of twenty-two people and the injury and long-term disability of many survivors. White Island Tours’ chief executive, Paul Quinn, has confirmed that the company has been charged with two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act, however, no employees or directors of the company have been charged. We advise Ngāti Awa purchased White Island Tours in 2017.
  • On Saturday, 5 December, Raukawa Settlement Trust will hold their Annual General Meeting at the South Waikato Event Centre, Tokoroa. Starting 9:30am.

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