The body of the great chief, the Hon. Koro Tainui Wetere arrived at Tūrangawaewae Marae late this afternoon. Te Kāea pays homage and reflects on his long-serving career of 26 years in Parliament.
Twenty three marae in the Hawkes Bay region will be granted $1.1 million each, following the $100 million settlement of the Heretaunga Tamatea claims bill last night in Parliament. Amongst the financial and commercial redress, the grant will benefit hapū with their cultural revitalisation programme.
NZ First leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has officially taken over as Acting Prime Minister. For the next six weeks Peters will be in charge of all prime ministerial duties following the birth of Jacinda Ardern’s new baby girl.
The government is not responsible for measuring whether conditional Treaty settlement objectives are being met post-payment. Both government and the National Party say responsibility lies with recipients but Treaty expert Dr Carwyn Jones is asking whether a separate body is needed to hold them accountable to beneficiaries.
Te Kawerau a Maki is a step closer to building a turangawaewae on their whenua in Bethells Rd after Auckland Council had a change of heart.
The Auckland Council Finance and Performance Committee has voted to enable Te Kawerau ā Maki to build its first ever marae at Te Henga.
Prisoner advocacy group People against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) are opposing Government plans to build a new 500-bed high-security prison in Waikēria. Today protesters rallied outside of Parliament.
The Government dialed back Nationals policy to build a 3000-bed mega-prison in Waikeria. But the watered down version still isn't cutting it according to former inmate Feke Taito.
Minister for the Community, Peeni Henare, is urging New Zealand to be involved in the 2018 Te Wiki Tūao a Motu, National Volunteer Week, from 17-23 June.