Day 2 of Ngapuhi Treaty claims hearing
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Day 2 of Ngapuhi Treaty claims hearing

It is day two of the Treaty hearing for the tribes of the Northern region at Te Tii today. Today they heard testimony from technical witnesses. Today Moana Jackson briefly detailed the crimes of the Crown to the northern tribes. It was claimed by the Crown that Aotearoa was without law and the reason they […]

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Prof Margaret Mutu calls for establishing Māori parliament

Iwi leader Margaret Mutu says Maori should still look to establishing their own parliament following this week’s political antics regarding the Labour Party. The party has received backlash over the omission of Maori in their top 15 list candidates for this year’s elections. They came. They saw. But did these politicians conquer? I support the […]

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We look at East Coast Treaty claims

Back home now. The Office of Treaty Settlements is meeting with Gisborne iwi to try to sort out any issues to do with their claims allocations. Some iwi are still trying to negotiate a better deal. Dave Hawea is still fighting for the return of Whanau a Kai land under their Treaty claim. Whanau a […]

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Celebrating Matariki at Parliament

Ko wai tōna ingoa, nā Matariki? Matariki, Waitī, Waitā, Waipunarangi, Tupuānuku, Tupuārangi, and Ururangi [♫ GUITAR MUSIC AND SINGING ♫] Kia ora, ko wai tēnei, ko Kura Moeahu ahau. Ko au te tumu whakarae o te Whare Pāremata o Aotearoa. Kia ora, my name’s Kura Moeahu, and I’m the Principal Cultural Advisor here in Parliamentary […]

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Maori demand first right to SOEs under the Treaty
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Maori demand first right to SOEs under the Treaty

The Ngati Porou chair is outraged at the Government’s rejection of Maori rights, under the Treaty of Waitangi, to have first option to purchase state assets. The State Owned Enterprises Minister says the Government will meet with iwi in coming weeks to discuss the matter further. Tribes will have three weeks to decide whether they […]

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