Maori trusts rejects deal with Shanghai Pengxin
Negotiations between Shanghai Pengxin and interested Maori trusts regarding purchase of three farms have fallen through. Tiroa E and Te Hape B Trusts, as well as Tauhara Farm were looking at purchasing back three of the 16 Crafar Farms, but are now rejecting the deal due to the 'ridiculous price' offered.
Waipareira gains injunction over MSD programme
The Crown has preserved the decision on an interim injunction over the termination of the Waipareira Trust Family Start contract until a hearing date is confirmed.
Tainui Group Holdings looking a $3 billion return on
The value of the Waikato-Tainui asset base has grown to $700 million. Tainui Group Holdings are reaping the benefits of their recent investments such as Te Awa and the Tainui airport Hotel. According to Potaka Maipi's report, Tainui Group Holdings has a $3 billion investment ahead of them.
Iwi and army farewell 'John the Major'
The last of the 28th Maori Battalion senior leaders has died. Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi was mourned at his marae in Whangaparaoa today. There was a strong army contingency that joined Te Whanau-a-Apanui and Ngati Porou in mourning the loss of this leader.
Over 90 scholars to present at research symposium
The Maori research branch of the Auckland University is currently running the fifth Indigenous Research Symposium where over 90 scholars will be presenting, one of whom is the head of Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal.