Te Urewera deal valued at $170m
Tuhoe has struck a deal with the Crown over Te Urewera in a Treaty settlement valued at $170 million. Treaty Minister Chris Finlayson refused to talk to us yesterday, but earlier today he sat down with Tuhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger to explain the proposed agreement.
Crown recognises Tuhoe guardianship
One of the big issues in this deal between Tuhoe and the Crown was the removal of Crown ownership in Te Urewera and the recognition of Tuhoe guardianship.
Sir Ngatata Love re-elected to Port Nicholson Trust
Sir Ngatata Love has been re-elected on to the Port NicholsonTrust after he was previously stood down from his position as trust chair while being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. The investigation is still currently underway.
Tickets now on sale for national kapa haka comps
Tickets for next year's national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, have gone on sale following the announcement of the competition draw last night. Forty-one teams will take the stage in Rotorua early next year to battle it out for the top spot.
Kahungunu claims rights over Waikaremoana
Ngāti Kahungunu is claiming water rights to Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera. The tribe wants ownership rights to energy assets such as the hydro dam at Tuai near the lake.
Collective effort needed for Kawerau job crisis
Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell tells us his opinions on current political issues including Kawerau’s job crisis, Tuhoe’s deal with the Government for Te Urewera National Partk and Tau Henare’s nomination for Speaker of the House.
Henare’s Speaker role unlikely
National List MP Tau Henare’s wish to become the next Speaker of the House may not come true. But according to Henare, the important thing is submitting his bid for consideration.
Wānanga CEO eight-year contract nears end
After eight years as CEO of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Bentham Ohia has come to the end of his contract and is contemplating whether to reapply for the top job. Ohia was the CEO that lifted the Wananga’s status to become one of the most successful tertiary institutions in the country.
Waka Tapu: Calm after storm slows progress
The two waka-hourua sailing towards Rapanui braved a 60 hour storm and faced waves rising to seven metres. But following the storm, they have experienced a calm couple of days with no wind which has slowed the voyage for Ngahiraka-mai-tawhiti and Te Aurere.