Water Rights: Calls for legal action, but who will foot the bill?
Māori are being urged to support the Māori Council and its proposed court action against the government's plans to ignore a Waitangi Tribunal recommendation to introduce a 'shares plus' scheme. The Maori Council says it will go to court, but the question is, who will pay for it?
Water Rights: Tribunal member in support of legal action
Professor Pou Temara, a member of the Waitangi Tribunal panel that proposed the ‘shares plus’ scheme in response to the Māori water claim, has spoken in support of Māori taking legal action against the Crown. The remark was made at a student graduation and on the same day the Māori king declared his financial support for the Māori Council's proposed legal action.
Land sold by hapū to be made into golf course
A Northland hapū has negotiated for 230 hectares of pine forest to be transformed into a world class golf course. The project is being financed by us billionaires who purchased the land from the hapū. Te Uri o Hau says land is being cleared for a private links course which will be built between Pākiri and Mangawhai. The tribe bought the forest 10 years ago with plans to develop it, and will remain investors in the course.
Hapū want Tūrangi street names changed
A meeting was held between the Tūrangi-Tongariro Community Board, on behalf of the Taupō District Council, and Ngāti Turangitukua to discuss street names in Tūrangi. Ngāti Turangitukua, a hapū of Tūwharetoa, is up in arms about the shortening of their ancestral names on the street signs of Tūrangi.
Book provides ‘a small window’ into political intrusion at the Wānanga
What really happened to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in 2005 when the Government appointed a group of Crown managers to help consolidate the organisation? Bruce Bryant has likened it to the 1863 Land Settlement Act which confiscated four million hectares of land across the country. He has written a book about it called, A Small Window.
Water Rights: Legal action probably the only option left
The Māori Party is disappointed over the Government's plans to continue with the partial sale of the state owned electricity enterprise, Mighty River Power. Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell joins us to discuss this issue.
Keith Ikin: Provide training for parents on school boards
Changes to the Education Bill were introduced today. Education Minister Hekia Parata says the expectations of boards of trustees will be made clearer ensuring student achievement. Our Māori issues commentator joined us to discuss these changes.