Worth 00, the scholarship was established by Bay Trust to recognise Bruce Cronin's service to the people of the Bay of Plenty.....
See full article HERE Iwi’s Gulf Island rights to be tested The Supreme Court has been asked to decide if an iwi's manaakitanga over an area gives it the right to effectively veto commercial operations there.
See full article HERE Winston Peters says the Greens can have a Kermadec Sanctuary – with a catch Hope for a Kermadec Sanctuary is back on the table and NZ First leader Winston Peters is confident he can do a deal with the Green Party by the end of the year.
The deal would involve a compromise from the Greens though – accepting that the sanctuary won't be a 100 per cent no-fishing zone.
An existing Treaty settlement already gave the Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective several seats on the board which governed Tauranga Harbour, but as part of its negotiations Pare Hauraki Collective also wants a seat on the board.....“It is a system that is understood, tested, and based on simple principles of whakapapa and ahi kaa.....See full article HERE Māori households saw the highest inflation in the March quarter Māori households saw the highest inflation in the March quarter and price rises for cigarettes and tobacco had the largest impact on inflation for most household groups, Statistics New Zealand said.Why not to have Maori Wards A few days ago, Western Bay District Mayor Garry Webber shared his views about why Western Bay should have a Maori ward. The Mayor correctly notes that the law enables ratepayers to demand a poll when a Maori ward is proposed, but not when geographical wards are created or modified.He implies that this is a bias in the system, and implicitly agrees with Local Government New Zealand in calling for the removal of the right for ratepayers to demand a poll when a Maori ward is proposed.The 620,000-square-kilometre sanctuary was considered dead in the water when Labour and NZ First joined forces to form a Government after the election.