Iwi attend Taupo water hui
The Government is speaking to iwi and hapu which have a specific connection to the water and geothermal resources used by the state-owned power companies, Mighty River Power, Meridian and Genesis. Earlier today the Government met with Te Arawa and Tuwharetoa in Taupo.
Whanganui iwi against shares plus scheme
The Government's third meeting with Māori over water rights started this afternoon in Whanganui. The meeting will discuss the shares plus scheme, which gives Māori more control over power companies.
Ngāti Porou determined to oversee its own matters
One tribe noticeably absent from the hype around water is the East Coast tribe of Ngāti Porou. However, the tribe is adamant that they will retain their mana and oversee their own matters as they see fit.
Attendance at water hui is up to each iwi, says Horomia
Labour MP Parekura Horomia talks to us about what he thinks of the water debate so far with the Government’s attempt at consulting iwi.
Petroleum summit sees iwi engagement
Oil and gas exploration is a fairly new practice to NZ compared to other countries, but today’s Petroleum Summit in Wellington saw some iwi representatives mingle with industry participants from around the globe and local companies to share expertise.
Brother proud of Adams’ achievement
Proud family members of Valerie Adams will be celebrating tonight as they watch their golden girl receive her Olympic gold medal. Her brother Mohi Adams says he can’t wait to congratulate his sister face-to-face at the medal ceremony. The event will be held at Cloud in central Auckland this evening.