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Rāapa 03 Mahuru 2014

Published: 8:21PM Wednesday September 03, 2014

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Māori split over role of Treaty in NZ Law

The latest Vote Compass results show more than 81000 New Zealanders, including 5500 Māori, believe the Treaty should have less of a role in NZ law. Oriini Tipene-Leach asks iwi leaders what society would be like without the Treaty.

Māori voters in Australia feel disenfranchised

Māori living in Australia are increasingly disengage with elections with the latest survey showing over 72% eligible voters choosing not to vote and with over 100,000 Māori there it begs the question who is representing their interests? Some are pointedly asking why should they vote if politicians only go over to see them once every three years when an election is being held. Research suggests that if overseas representation of expat New Zealand communities in New Zealand was changed then more New Zealanders would exercise their right to vote.

Waikato-Tainui and Soda inc seek encourage Tainui entrepreneurship

Waikato-Tainui has signed a partnership agreement with Soda inc. to encourage Māori business growth via scholarships and networking opportunities. Soda inc. is Hamilton’s business incubator, helping entrepreneurs to start-up and succeed - and it's already proven that. The scholarships are only open to registered members of Waikato-Tainui.

Latest social media challenge craze could affect General Election

Early voting ballots opened today and people have already started making their choices. Kim Dotcom, Internet Party founder, Metiria Turei, Green Party Co-Leader, and David Cunliffe, Labour Party Leader are among those who have already cast their vote and encourage others to the same. To mark the opening of early ballot voting a group of people have taken it upon themselves to encourage people to vote through one of the latest crazes through an initiative called Vote Whānau Vote and are nominating people to vote via social media.

If you would like more information on early ballot voting, please visit

Māori Party wants Māori representation at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

This is part of the party's policy to grow Māori economic development which is worth $37 million to further grow Māori business. They want a Māori trade expert situated in every single New Zealand Trade and Enterprise office around the globe to help give Māori businesses a leg up into international trade ventures and opportunities.

The future is ours - Māori are in control of their destiny

One of the most resonating messages that came from the Paeroa 2040 summit today held at Massey University is that Māori are in charge of their own future. On Te Pae Roa 2040‘s agenda today was how to close the gaps for Māori in key areas like health, wealth and education.