Enter your keyword

Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 12 June 2015 edition 20/ 2015

Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 12 June 2015 edition 20/ 2015

  • Last week the Raukura Waikato Social Services Trust was closed, following suspected fraud.  All contracts with the Ministry of Social Development, the Department of Corrections and Ministry of Social Development were terminated, and a police investigation has commenced.  Trustees are negotiating with former funders for contracts and staff (now redundant) to be transferred to other social service providers.  We advise media outlets had been reporting on alleged financial impropriety at this trust in 2014.
  • The Kōhanga Reo National Trust has appointed Kararaina Cribb as its incoming Chief Executive Officer.
  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan has been appointed chairman of Te Whānau o Hato Petera Trust
  • This week the Crown has accepted Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust’s Deed of Mandate.  This means the Crown recognises the trust for Treaty settlement purposes, and allows the iwi to progress towards developing its terms of settlement negotiations with the Crown.
  • This week Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd announced their lobster division will join together with Port Nicholson Fisheries to process and export their live lobster.  The partnership will process circa 650 tonnes of lobster per year (i.e. circa one-quarter of New Zealand’s quota).
  • Last Wednesday the Ministry of Health released the Disability Support Services Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2018.  This strategic plan sets out a services vision and guiding principles in order to support disabled people and their families.  In relation to Māori, the plan refers to the priorities within Whāia Te Ao Mārama: The Māori Disability Action Plan for Disability Support Services 2012 to 2017. The key priorities of Whāia Te Ao Mārama are: improved outcomes for Māori disabled; better support for whānau; good partnerships with Māori; and responsive disability services for Māori.
  • Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has released an academic research report on Māori economic development.  The report can be found  here: http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/sites/default/files/He%20Mangopare%20Amohia.pdf


Related Posts