Remembering Sir Maui Pomare
MEDIA RELEASE: This week on Marae 23 June 2007
Remembering Sir Maui Pomare:
Looking back a hundred years ago when Mäori were seen as 'a dying race', it's hard to overestimate the impact Sir Maui Pomare had. He didn't revive Mäori society - that would come later - but he helped create the conditions so revival could happen - by ensuring Mäori survived and flourished.
This weekend, whanau at Owae Marae in Waitara, Taranaki, gather to remember a tupuna who became a doctor of medicine, a statesman, an advocate for Mäori rights and a knight.
Potaka Maipi reports live from the event celebrating a classic Renaissance Man, Sir Maui Pomare.
Treaty Trickery? :
So while 1300-odd claimants struggle to piece together their claims to get a settlement, the Waitangi Tribunal this week slams the behaviour and policies of Crown negotiator, the Office of Treaty Settlements.
But after the dust has settled, what left for a claims settlement process already on notice it will be dead and buried by 2020?
Joining Shane in our Auckland studios to talk Treaty tikanga are Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Mita Ririnui, Mäori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell and Treaty Claims Solicitor, Baden Powell.
Beijing Gold Melissa:
Imagine being an Olympic-class athlete and two countries want you. It's the pleasant dilemma Melissa Halbert faces. It's a problem she probably never dreamed she would have - and it only happened because of a nightmare few people ever experience.
Reporter Tahuri Tumoana was in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia recently and he caught up with a young woman whose beating the odds.
Do today's leaders carry hallmarks of yesterday's leaders?
It's a question Taranaki kapa Te Huatahi posed to Ngaruawahia crowds at the 2000 Aotearoa Mäori Performing Arts Festival with their waiata, "Kei Hea Ngä Rangatira o Nehe?"