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Salient Māori News Items for the Week ending 9 November 2018

  • This week the Rātana Movement celebrated its centenary at Rātana Pa. The Rātana movement was founded by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana on November 8 1918.
  • The fourth round of consultation hui on the proposal to evolve the Ngāpuhi mandate and negotiations structure commence this evening. In total twenty hui will be held including four across Australia. See appendix one for hui details.
  • This week the Marsden Fund awards for 2018 were announced. In total 85 research projects were successful of these the following 13 projects had a Māori focus:
o   Dr RS Phillipps Past Māori social organisation and movement in the North Island, New Zealand
o   Dr CM Greenhalgh Hapū: Women and Pregnancy in Twentieth-century New Zealand
o   Dr AG Harris Whanau Ora With, Against, and Beyond the State
o   Dr KA Paringatai E kore au e ngaro! The enduring legacy of whakapapa
o   Associate Professor AC Wanhalla Te Hau Kāinga: Histories and Legacies of the Māori Home Front, 1939-45
o   Professor M Kawharu A question of identity: how connected are Maori youth to ancestral marae, and does it matter?
o   Dr JW Tuaupiki Te Kāpaukura a Kupe: The Ocean in the Sky – Māori Navigation Knowledge
o   Associate Professor AG Hogg When and why did all the pā arrive? A multidisciplinary investigation into the spatial-temporal role of pā in the development of Māori culture
o   Dr WW Waitoki The embrace of our ancestors: reimagining and recontextualising mātauranga Māori in psychology.
o   Dr NA Hessell Sensitive Negotiations: Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry
o   Dr CI Schipper Navigating a Sea of Bias in the Study of Volcanic Gas Emissions: He Waka Eke Noa
o   Associate Professor J Kidman He Taonga te Wareware?: Remembering and Forgetting Difficult Histories in Aotearoa/ New Zealand
o   Professor JM Cumming Understanding the ‘black box’ of evaluation culture and practice in New Zealand.


Appendix One:
Ngāpuhi Mandate and Negotiations Structure Hui

Region Date and Time Location
Whangārei 9 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Whangārei Terenga Parāoa Marae, Morningside, Whangarei
Mangakāhia 10 November, 8.30 – 11am Maungarongo Marae,  Porotī, Northland
Hokianga 10 November, 1.30 – 3.30pm Pākanae Marae, Ōpononi, Northland
Kaikohe 10 November, 5 -7pm Kaikohe & District Memorial RSA, Kaikohe
Whangaroa 11 November, 8.30 -10.30am Whangaroa College, Kaeo
Te Pēwhairangi 11 November, 12 to 2pm Waitangi Copthorne, Waitangi, Bay of Islands.
Tāmaki ki te Tonga 11 November, 6 – 8pm Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, Mangere, Auckland.
Hamilton 12 November, 11am – 1pm Distinction Hamilton Hotel &

Conference Centre, Hamilton.

Tāmaki ki raro 12 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland.
Dunedin 12 November, 6 -8pm Te Huka Mātauraka Māori Centre,

University of Otago, Dunedin.

Wellington 13 November, 8.30 – 10.30am Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington.
Whanganui 13 November, 5.30pm -7.30pm Whanganui Function Centre, The Racecourse, Whanganui.
Invercargill 13 November, 5.30 -7.30pm Corinthian Convention Centre, Invercargill
Christchurch 14 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Crowne Plaza, 764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
Napier 15 November, 11am – 1pm Napier War Memorial and Conference Centre, Napier
Rotorua 15 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Rotorua.
Tūranga (Gisborne) 15 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm Emerald Hotel, Gisborne.
Perth 17 November, 3 -5pm Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Ken Jackman Hall, Chisham Avenue & Robbos Place, Kwinana Town Centre, Western Australia
Brisbane 18 November, 10:30am -1pm Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Rd, Manly Queensland.
Melbourne 18 November, 12 -2pm Dandenong Workers Social Club, 52-70 Wedge Street, Dandenong, Victoria.
Sydney 18 November, 7 -9pm Te Wairua Tapu Whare Karakia, 587 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, New South Wales.


Māori news 21 March 2014

* The Crown Forestry Rental Trust has approved client funding status for hapū claimants in the Hokianga and Whangaroa, in regards to the Te Paparahi o Te Raki Waitangi Tribunal regional inquiry. This will cover some costs for week eight of this inquiry. (This week of hearings is scheduled to commence from 6 April.) This is a positive development, as internal disputes within the Trust have previously delayed funding decisions for these claimants. (Pānui edition 22/2013 provides details.)

* This week the New Zealand Māori Council urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing (WAI 2417) regarding Government consultation on the Maori Community Development Act 1962 was held in Wellington. (Pānui editions 45/2013 and 6/2014 provides details on this claim.) Further analysis will be provided once the Tribunal has released its findings.

* On Monday a representative of Ngāti Rehia indicated that their hapū will now support the Ngāpuhi treaty settlement body, Tūhoronuku. Ngāti Rehia had previously opposed Tūhoronuku but now consider mandate changes sufficiently meet their needs. Nominations for elections for a reconstituted Tūhoronuku closed this week.

Parliamentary matters

* This week the Māori Affairs Select Committee heard oral submissions pertaining to three settlement bills; Te Urewera-Tūhoe Claims Settlement, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill, and the Ngāti Haua Claims Settlement Bill. The committee reports for the three bills are due on 22 April 2014. (Pānui edition 7/2014 outlines written submissions relating to the Te Urewera-Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill.)

* The Māori Affairs Select Committee also heard oral submissions pertaining to the New Zealand Mission Trust Board (Otamataha) Empowering Bill. The committee report is due 30 April 2014. (Pānui edition 33/2013 outlines the purposes of this bill.)

* On Monday the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill was introduced in Parliament. If passed into law this bill will create a new marine reserve in the region, and a whale and fur sea sanctuary along the Kaikoura coastline. It will also introduce five new customary fishing areas.


* Suzanne Ellison, Darrin Haimona, Peter-Lucas Kaaka Jones, and Wayne Marriott have been appointed to the new Arts Council.