Moerewa School Board stripped of power, Commissioner to be appointed
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, has announced the impending appointment of a Commissioner to Moerewa School. She says that the school is not acting in the best interest of the students in their pursuit of education.
Controversy over rights to claim Little Barrier Island
An issue has arisen between Ngati Wai and Ngati Manuhiri. According to Ngati Wai, they have authority over Little Barrier Island, so Ngati Manuhiri must exclude the island from their Treaty claims and any other dealings with the Crown.
Ngati Tama facing serious fraud charges
An issue concerning Ngati Tama has now been sent to the Serious Fraud Office. Last week, it was reported that Ngati Tama spent $20 million on investments that came to nothing. Most of the money used came from the iwi's Treaty Claims.
Councils have no will to use RMA systems, says Justice Williams
A High Court Judge has criticised local councils for its failure to give control to Maori under the Resource Management Act (RMA). Justice Joe Williams announced to a Bay of Plenty regional council conference today that councils have no will to give effect to the RMA.
Kohanga Reo National Trust makes final submissions
The Maori Language Commission should have more involvement in language revitalisation programmes. That's just one of the requests made by the Kohanga Reo National Trust to the Waitangi Tribunal today.