Ngāti Ruapani holds hui to seek mandate
Tūhoe’s treaty negotiations with the Crown may be delayed as Te Toi Kura o Waikaremoana seek mandate for Ngāti Ruapani. They claim Ngāti Ruapani is an iwi in their own right, and not a hapū of Tūhoe.
The Week That Was: Tame Iti, political prisoner at large
This week the Supreme Court dismissed the Māori Council's water appeal, and Labour leader David Shearer dumped Māori Affairs and Treaty Settlements from his new look front bench. It's no wonder the release of Tame Iti was being greeted as good news by Māori politicians. In today's wrap of the week that was, Tina Wickliffe ponders whether NZ's newest political prisoner at large has a future career in parliament.
Dame Anne Salmond named NZer of the Year
A distinguished historian and distinguished professor in Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, Dame Anne Salmond was named New Zealander of the year. The award winning author has spent all her life mapping the history of the New Zealand and the author of seven award-winning books and many articles on Māori to bring greater understanding of the Māori and their part in shaping New Zealand as it is today.
Ngāti Haua treaty settlement nears completion
Waikato iwi Ngāti Haua is closer to settling its treaty grievances. It’s signed an agreement in principle with the Crown, which will later lead to the tribe fully resolving its claims. Although the iwi was part of the Waikato Raupatu Settlement, a new agreement will cover claims specific to Ngāti Haua. The Crown will acknowledge it acted unjustly and in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi - by sending in its forces across the Mangatawhiri River in 1863. The Office of Treaty Settlements is planning to transfer a number of Crown properties to the iwi, including the Morrinsville Courthouse - which would then be leased back to the state. Financial redress will add up to $13 million.
Simon Mannering named new Kiwis captain
Simon Mannering has been named as the new Kiwis captain. He takes over from Benji Marshall who was stripped of the role earlier this week. The Warriors skipper will lead the side into the rugby league world cup this year. Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney says Marshall remains part of the leadership team and his input is still very much valued.
Tumamao Harawira: Marshall’s skills constrained by Kiwis captaincy
Our sports commentator Tumamao Harawira gives us his views on the Kiwis captaincy and his pick between the Blues vs Crusaders game.
Waipareira farewells two of its long-time community workers
Rawiri Waititi and Bill Smith are well known faces in West Auckland but after 30 years working towards improving Māori development within their community they are now heading on to greener pastures. Anzac Pikia had a chat to both men who have been a beacon of hope for many Māori.