Māori in Australia should relinquish land shares: NZ Māori Council
Māori in Australia will become more marginalised if changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act are implemented says leading academic Dr Paul Hamer. However, these are the provisions around active owners that is one of the few elements of the reforms supported by the NZ Māori Council.
The Auckland Māori Statutory Board’s appeal to overturn decision on selection process is overturned
Appeal dismissed. That’s the verdict delivered to the selection body for the Auckland Independent Māori Statutory Board. The group was seeking to overturn a High Court order decision that ruled in favour of Willie Jackson who argued the group's selection process was unlawful.
Shane Taurima tipped to take role of Principal Adviser for Minister of Māori Development
Sources have revealed to Te Karere that former broadcaster and former Labour Party member Shane Taurima will soon be working for the Minister of Māori Development. The Māori Party have not confirmed whether he has the role but have advised that the current Principle Adviser, Chris McKenzie, is leaving the role vacant next month.
Sonny Tau temporarily cuts ties with Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāpuhi
Sonny Tau is temporarily cutting all his ties with Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāpuhi. The embattled leader is taking a twelve week leave of absence as rūnanga chair and board trustee, citing personal reasons. He'll also step away from all his rūnanga representative roles, including his spot on Tūhoronuku. Acting chair Carol Dodd says its business as usual for the rūnanga. Meanwhile, Mr Tau continues to face charges of killing and unlawfully taking kererū/kukupā from Southland in June.
Three iwi unite to form a consortium to tackle community housing shortage
A formal heads of agreement was signed recently between two social housing interests in Tauranga and Masterton to bring enhanced benefits to the concept of communities taking responsibility for social housing instead of the traditional state housing model.
The Price of Peace finds success at ImageNATIVE Indigenous Film Festival
A documentary directed by NZer Kim Webby has found success at a film festival in Toronto. 'The Price of Peace' documentary which focuses on the Tūhoe raids saw Tame Iti through trials and court cases right up until the apology from the crown. Webby says winning the best documentary of the year has brought validation to the victims who were affected by those very raids.