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Maori news for the week ending 31 August 2018

  • Leith Comer (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Pahuwera, Te Arawa) and Fiona Cassidy (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) have been appointed to the Veterans Advisory Board. Mr Comer will chair the board.
  • Marama Fox, a former Member of Parliament for the Māori Party, had her consultancy company liquidated this week over an unpaid debt, reportedly of circa $30,000 to an ICT company. Associate Judge Ken Johnston of the Wellington High Court made the liquidation order against Marama Fox Consultancy Group Tapui Limited.
  • Applications for the Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund are now being accepted. Te Pūtake o te Riri is a fund which supports whānau, hapū and iwi to initiate, promote and deliver activities and events that commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars. https://tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/te-putake-o-te-riri-wars-and-conflicts-in-new-zeal
  • Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho – A Māori Cultural and Intellectual Property Issues Conference will be held 16 -18 September in Nelson. For programme details see weblink below.

    https://www.taongatukuiho.com/On Thursday the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced that Te Wharekura o Ngāti Rongomai, (Rotorua) will receive $10 million for new buildings.

  • Today the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced the cancellation of the integration agreement for Hato Petera College, effective immediately. This decision will come as no surprise to readers.
  • On Tuesday the Associate Minister of Education, Kelvin Davis, announced that a series of over twenty hui are being held across the country to discuss ways to improve Māori education. As these wānanga have commenced the Minister’s release is tardy; but the intent to ensure a wide range of input is received is positive.  We recommend subscribers with an interest in Māori education matters attend; as it is time now for the Government to review its Māori education strategy, Ka Hikitia.  (Note presently the strategy for 2018 onwards contains only three dot-points and is predominately a blank white page.)

    Ministry of Education Māori Education Wānanga

     

    Location

    Date and Time  

    Venue

    Lower Hutt 4 September 2018

    6:00 – 9:00pm

    Lower Hutt Events Centre, Lower Hutt
    Opotiki 5 September 2018

    10:00am – 2:00pm

    Opotiki College, Opotiki
    Masterton 6 September 2018,

    TBA

    Copthorne Hotel, Masterton
    New Plymouth 11 September 2018

    2:00 – 4:00pm

    Quality Hotel, New Plymouth
    Te Kuiti 11 September 2018

    TBA

    Waikato, TBA
    Whangānui 11 September 2018

    6:00 – 9:00pm

    Hawera/ Manawatu- Whangānui, TBA
    Coromandel 12 September 2018

    6:00 – 9:00pm

    Manaia/Coromandel, TBA
    Whangānui 12 September 2018

    2:00 – 4:00pm

    Cooks Gardens, Whangānui
    Whangānui 12 September 2018

    6:00 – 9:00pm

    Cooks Gardens, Whangānui
    Gisborne 13 September 2018

    10:30am – 2:00pm

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Gisborne
    Hamilton 13 September 2018

    TBA

    Waikato, TBA
    Ruatoria 14 September 2018

    10:30am – 2:00pm

    Ngata Memorial College, Ruatora
    Palmerston North 14 September 2018

    2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North
    Palmerston North 14 September 2018

    6:00 – 9:00pm

    Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North
    Whangārei 17 September 2018

    12:00 – 4:00pm

    ASB Stadium, Whangārei
    Kaitaia 18 September 2018

    10:00am – 2:00pm

    Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia, Northland
    Keri Keri 19 September 2018

    10:00am – 2:00pm

    Turners Centre, Keri Keri, Northland
    Auckland 22 September 2018

    TBA

    Alexandra Park, Auckland
    South Auckland 24 September 2018

    TBA

    Vodafone Events Centre, South Auckland
    North Auckland 25 September 2018

    TBA

    North Shore Stadium, North Auckland
    Hastings 27 September 2018

    4:30 – 8:30pm

    Heretaunga Taiwhenua, Hastings
    Southland 9 October 2018

    TBA

    Southland, TBA
    Chatham Island 10 October 2018

    TBA

    Chatham Island, TBA

     

     

Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 19 June 2015 (edition 21/2015)

  • The submission period for the draft Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill has been extended to Friday 7 August 2015. For further information on the draft bill refer to Pānui edition 18/2015.
  • This week a media outlet reported on a New Zealand Police intervention which refers Māori drivers without a valid licence in the Counties Manukau District to attend training, and gain the correct licence – rather than receive an immediate fine.  If completed successfully no fine is issued.  The purpose of this is to reduce Māori road trauma and offending, in accordance with the Police Turning of the Tide strategy (Pānui 28/2014 refers).   The media outlet suggested this was a race-based policy that benefits only Māori.
  • Ngā Ruahine are considering appealing the Environmental Protection Authority decision to grant a 35-year marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services to continue running its Maui offshore oil and gas field off the Taranaki coast.
  • Ngāti Ruanui are supporting a petition created by Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) calling for a moratorium on all seabed mining in New Zealand waters, until a more thorough understanding of the risks and impacts are understood.
  • Last week we advised Dr Lance O’Sullivan was appointed Chairman of Te Whānau o Hato Petera Trust.  This is the Trust that oversees the hostel at Hato Petera College.  Subscribers may recall quality concerns are presenting at this college, Pānui 43/2014 refers.  However this week, the appointment has been ruled to be invalid by the incumbent Chair, Tame Te Rangi, on the grounds that a 5-1 vote in favour of Dr O’Sullivan failed as there was an insufficient quorum.  (The board has twelve positions, but six are presently vacant.)  In response, Dr O’Sullivan is said to be seeking a whānau hui this weekend, to have more members elected to the board, allowing for a further attempt at gaining the chairperson’s role.  Mr Te Rangi, however, has indicated that there is a formal process for calling a special general meeting which must be followed.  In addition, Dr O’Sullivan has indicated there have been incidents of serious student bullying within the hostel, and a matter has been referred to the Police for their consideration.
  • Last Friday the University of Otago published an online research report called Oranga Niho me Ngā Tangata Whaiora: Oral health and Māori Mental Health Patients.  The research studied the effect of rehabilitative dental treatment on mental health, oral health, and quality of life; and found positive improvements with improved care.   The report can be view here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/sjwri/otago110932.pdf

Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 1 May 2015 edition 14/ 2015

 

  • On Tuesday the Māori Affairs Select Committee report on the Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill was tabled in parliament. This bill seeks to amend the governance structure of the Trust Board, creating further separation between the Trust and the Crown. Changes include removing the Governor-General as a Trustee (who will instead will have the option of becoming the Trust’s honorary patron), and removing Government ministers as board members. Instead the Prime Minister, and the Leader of the Opposition will be empowered to appoint one trustee each. In addition, if passed into law, a new Crown Representatives Group, comprising of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister for Māori Development will be established to maintain relationships between the Trust Board and the Government.

    The Māori Affairs Select Committee supports the bill, but has recommended one significant amendment.  Namely, the committee recommends that the Trust Board have four Māori whānau representative seats, held respectively (one each) by family members from the four Māori who established the Treaty grounds (Hone Heke, Maihi Kawiti, Tamati Waka Nene, and Pomare).  As previously drafted the bill proposed only one Māori representative seat be held between these families.  The Committee recommends this change to reflect the submission of Arapeta Hamilton, that as currently drafted the proposed board composition would be unfair, given the three non-Māori families involved would each continue to have their own representative seat on the board.

  • On Monday Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (AFL) Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Dubai.  The agreement will allow Aotearoa Fisheries to produce Halal-safe meals to disaster-torn regions around the world, supporting the Salma humanitarian relief programme.
  • Ngāi Tahu leader, Sir Mark Solomon, has received an honorary Doctorate (Natural Resources) from Lincoln University.
  • This week media outlets are reporting that the Board of Trustees of Hato Petera College has issued trespass notices against three former board members.  Subscribers will recall that in December we advised that the Education Review Office determined to review this college every two years, due to quality concerns (Pānui 43/2014 refers).  One of the issues presenting is whether the proprietor, the Catholic Diocese, supports the ongoing operation of the college in the medium-term, as the School Board of Trustees only has a five-year lease on building facilities, which are said to require further capital investment.  The Bishop of Auckland, has informed one media outlet that the Church has concerns about the low number of student enrolments at Hato Petera, (said to be less than 100 learners), and whether the college is still an effective option to progress Māori education outcomes.
  • On Thursday 41 Māori organisations were named as recipients of the Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund – 2015 Commercial Advisors Scheme.  Recipient organisation will receive between $35,000 and $150,000 towards training and/or for mentor consultancy fees. The total fund allocated is circa $3.6 million. (Refer to Pānui 39/2014 for further information on Te Pūnaha Hiringa.)  The table below outlines the funding allocated.
Organisation Name Value   Organisation Name Value
Aotearoa  Fisheries Ltd

 

$150,000

 

  Te Kaahui o Rauru $72,000
Papakainga Solutions Limited $150,000   Ngāti Kuri Trust Board $132,000
The Proprietors of Taheke 8C $150,000   Te Ohu Tiaki o Rangitane Te Ika a Maui Trust $150,000
Te Hanga North Lands Trust $65,000   The Proprietors of Mangaheia No 2D T/A Paroa $120,000
Poutama Trust $60,000   The Federation of Māori Authorities $75,000
Wai-o-te-Hau GP Ltd $50,000   Te Rūnanga O NgāiTakoto $75,000
Atihau Whanganui Incorporation $75,000   Tairawhiti Wagyu Hub $75,000
Te Runanga O Te Rarawa $150,000   Maraeroa C Incorporation $75,000
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu $120,000   Whitianga Papa Tupu Ora Ahu Whenua Trust $75,000
Maungaharuru-Tangitu $65,000   ICP General Partner Ltd $30,000
Tupoho Investments $142,500   Te Tahuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust $130,000
Ngāti Te Whiti Whenua Topu Trust $70,000   Te Arawa River Iwi Trust $75,000
Taumatawiwi Trust $75,000   Tuhoe Tuawhenua Trust $150,000
Poutama Trust $75,000   Te Rua o te Moko 2B Trust $75,000
Whenua.Biz Charitable Trust $75,000   Mawhera Incorporation $35,000
Te Rimu Trust $150,000   Rotoehu Forest Trust $75,000
Ngaporo Waimarino Forest Trust $40,000   Koro Davis Whanau Trust $75,000
Te Kopua 2B3 Inc $75,000   Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands Incorporated $75,000
Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust $45,000   Toitu Te Waonui Charitable Trust $75,000
Tainui Kawhia Incorporation $35,000   Te Rūnanga o Turanganui a Kiwa $150,000
Pakihikura Trust $100,000      

 

  • This week the 2015 Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarships were awarded. Successful recipients are Tahlia Kingi, Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu, Hine Kawana, Coralie Dargaville, and James Enright.