inked inc missionary satellite history.
[image source: google online images archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
Some tribal members of Te Taou of Helensville and the Kaipara prepare to meet with members of The Crown. Their tribal lands were confiscated and redress concerning these New Zealand citizens future regarding land, water, ocean flows economic abilities have still yet to be determined in the peoples economic model moving forward.
Photo: September 2011. My own.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.13~
water currency news: the NZ government plans to list three energy power companies NZ citizens own, onto the NZX. Chris Hipkins says it isn’t wise to a) list them at all and b) list three in the same year. Treasury advises: if they did list, they should list six months apart. Markets are quite unstable in other parts of the world – so there will be investors. It’s just what do most New Zealanders get out of the sale? As of now, all own the assets. And where does this leave Iwi? (more…)
“Nothing really has happened for a long time, but I am very keen to move on and both the iwi and the Crown have been working very hard on these settlements for about 18 months,” said Chris Finlayson working right to year’s end while acting for The Crown when addressing three Iwi (Maori tribes) historical redress moment. The settlement process dates back to rightful recognition as equal treaty partners to The Crown of 171 years ago. Earlier in the year, the Iwi were involved in a peaceful march through the nation’s capital, where the tribes met again yesterday.
The next step is a deed of settlement, which will include an official apology. (more…)
Maori News: Ngāruahine, Taranaki and Te Atiawa are expected to sign settlement documents with the NZ Crown today in Wellington. The government says a share in oil and gas royalties will not be part of any agreement.
Oil and gas operations in Taranaki contribute $2 billion to NZ’s economy, with $400 million in royalties going to the government.
What I think: The fisheries case guaranteed 20% of fish quota to Maori tribes of New Zealand. (more…)
TE KOHANGA REO LANGUAGE NESTS NEED PROTECTION & PIPPA WETZELL HAS TORNADO WEST AUCKLAND NEWS – 6th DECEMBER 2012
Rising temperatures that are leading to a potential threat of deadly tornadoes increases in NZ could be upon us more frequently in Aotearoa New Zealand. Coastal areas are believed to be most at risk. Here’s Pippa Wetzell with the 4.30 news. A 38km breadth was what the tornado was said to reach in length, between sky and earth.
The Maori Language Education Strategy News: Te Karere News reports: It’s been two months since the Waitangi Tribunal released their report on the Kōhanga Reo, and the Kōhanga Reo Trust is calling for the Government to make their decision. They’ve already spoken with the Minister and the Crown, and when they appeared before Parliament’s Select Committee yesterday, there was a sense of urgency.
It’s a no brainer to support the Maori Language, a taonga (treasure) of NZ. What is being done?
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~For the news, Kia Ora. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~
SUMMER OF RESOLVE: BRIAN RUDMAN REFLECTS ON JOE HAWKE’S FIESTY SPIRIT & NGATI WHATUA IWI’S TAKAPUNA FORT RESERVE VICTORY
Brian Rudman gets hori on it remembering what has somewhat been an arduous, legal holocaust for Iwi:
To read in full direct, jet here. Or:
It was what is known in our trade as the “silly season,” straight after Christmas 1976, when news is scarce, and I was on the phone to Ngati Whatua firebrand Joe Hawke hoping for a story. He didn’t disappoint. Joe was promising to begin the new year with a tent city occupation of Bastion Point.
The 507-day occupation that followed, coming after the 1975 land march from Te Hapua to Wellington the year before – Joe Hawke leading it across the harbour bridge into Auckland – awakened Pakeha Aucklanders like myself to the deep hurt nursed by local Maori.
Yesterday in Parliament, the long struggle for justice, reignited by Joe Hawke and his fellow squatters in the 1970s, finally came to an end with an apology from the Crown, and ritual compensation by way of cash and land. I’ve quibbled over the choice of land being used in the compensation package – for example the 3.2ha block of Fort Takapuna “reserve” that had been promised to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. But no one reading the history could deny that Ngati Whatua were royally shafted by the servants of Queen Victoria sent out to protect their interests.
The Ngati Whatua “had gained rights,” according to the circumspect language of the “agreed historical account”, in what is now the Super City boundaries by 1740, by right of conquest and occupation.
Yesterday’s agreement doesn’t erase old wrongs, or fully compensate for them. But it does acknowledge them, which is more than I thought possible in the silly season of 1976.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
At the heart of the hapu stands a building on the pae pae of a nation's backbone of whenua, spirit, pride.
–NZ’s secret weapon is always us. We’ve always had a spiritual mandate to rise up.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.11.12~
New Zealand rewarding Southern Iwi & The Maori King’s tribe:
The Crown has confirmed a cash top-up payment of $138.5 million will be paid to Ngai Tahu and Waikato-Tainui, following confirmation treaty settlements have exceeded the $1 billion mark.
Both iwi negotiated a special relativity mechanism with the Crown as part of their Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
This week, the Crown and South Island-based iwi confirmed to the Otago Daily Times that clause was triggered for the year ended June 30, and the $1 billion mark exceeded.
The top-up mechanism effectively entitles Ngai Tahu to 16.1 per cent and Waikato-Tainui 17 per cent of all future settlements once the $1 billion in 1994 dollar terms has been exceeded.
Ngai Tahu kaiwhakahaere (chairman) Mark Solomon said the iwi always thought the Crown would exceed the $1 billion fiscal envelope, and the relativity mechanism acted as an insurance for future generations.
“We were the first to go through the first tribunal process, and the Government had come out with the fiscal envelope policy … so it was an insurance policy.”
The Crown has calculated in 1994 dollar terms that the amount payable to Ngai Tahu was $45.6 million, $68.5 million when adjusted for inflation.
Waikato Tainui will receive a cash payment of $70 million.
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson said it was the decision of both iwi when to exercise their rights under the relativity mechanism. (more…)
For the price of 120 Auckland houses (that are semi-decent) in today’s current market, The Crown has inked a deal with a Maori tribe Ngai Takoto. The deal recognizes 172 years of thieving from Maori. It is a symbolic apology.
Let’s take a look at the story.
APNZ writers write: The Crown has signed a deed of settlement worth more than $20 million for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngai Takato at Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia.
Ngai Takoto were left virtually landless by the historical actions of the Crown, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said.
“Finally, the people of Ngai Takoto can look forward to a brighter future – 27 years since the Muriwhenua claims were lodged in the area.”
The settlement would provide Ngai Takoto with a strong foundation for economic and social development and would help to transform the social circumstances of their people, Mr Finlayson said.
Ngai Takoto would receive commercial redress of $21.04 million, and the return of culturally significant sites such as on Wharemaru East Beach. (nice one).
The collective redress that would be shared with other Te Hiku iwi included a co-governance arrangement with Northland Regional Council and the Far North District Council over Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Ninety Mile Beach to protect and manage the beach. (okay, so responsibility on Maori, shared).
Te Hiku iwi would be involved in decisions for the protection and development of public conservation lands remaining in Crown ownership through the Korowai for Enhanced Conservation.
Also included was an Accord that set out how the Crown and iwi would work together to transform the social development and wellbeing of Te Hiku whanau, hapu, iwi and wider community. (entrepreneurial strategies should be the main purpose of the agreement, one hopes).
The deed of settlement will be given effect through legislation. (more…)
Some questions: So, were carbon credits even real? (more…)
Maori News: Crown’s betrayal of Tūhoe highlighted in Urewera report: The third and final report related to the Urewera district inquiry has been released. The Waitangi Tribunal says it shows a long, unfolding betrayal of the Treaty relationship between the Crown and Tūhoe.
Tuhoe and The Crown working at it and being in a “happy space” is good progress.
I’ve been to the tribal festival. It is amazing. Everyone is so happy at the festival. No one speaks English. Everyone smiles and laughs lots on that day. The performing arts and artworks are inspirational. You could be in Brazil, yet it is Tuhoe land. A beautiful people.
[Shane Taurima & Christopher Finlayson feature].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
Tensions run high over a New Zealand government offer to its legal Treaty Partners (Maori) on shares in power companies Maori already own as New Zealand citizens. If the power companies go to market, the government is saying to Maori you have a right to buy in.
Read the unbiased view of a range of opinions here.
Government say it is a good deal. Established Maori tribes (economically). Different factions that represent Maori society have differing views on the government’s plans. (more…)
MAORI NEWS: BILL ENGLISH MEETS WITH TE ARIKI SIR TUMU TE HEUHEU & TE ARAWA LEADERS TO DISCUSS WATER’S ECONOMIC FLOWS
The New Zealand Herald’s Maori News Today: (to support the paper’s website, read the story at this link).
“Ngati Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa leaders have taken a different approach to a government hui near Taupo today by turning out in force.
A paramount chief has told a full room including Deputy Prime Minister Bill English that he expects the iwi’s own preference – to keep engaging directly with senior government ministers over water rights to continue – to be at odds with King Tuheitia‘s water summit last week.
At the summit 1000 Maori voted to support a unified approach to water claims and to support the establishment of a new body to establish a framework over water rights.
Te Ariki of Ngati Tuwharetoa Maori tribe, Sir Tumu te Heuheu said he was “compelled by circumstances” to clarify his iwi’s position.
“Ngati Tuwharetoa is in an extraordinary position of having customary … and proprietary rights over the very lakes, waterways and geothermal fields [where energy companies operate].
He outlined that the tribe was still waiting “patiently” (more…)
Reading the paper today, I couldn’t help but think, should a group of Maori visit Israel together with NZ’s PM & his family?–couldn’t hurt to improve cultural awareness in New Zealand. Read up as to wai.
A trip of that nature would be fun for everyone in Israel. Visit the historic sites and stuff.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
UNIQUE VALUES SPRING, THIS GREAT LEAP FORWARD . . . NGAI TUHOE’S GOOD GOVERNANCE MODELS HUGE SIGNING DAY
Beyond extermination, unique values spring, flowing across scorched earth pasts, to create good governance models. On a hugely significant settlement day, a great leap forward. --A river runs through us.
–Ngai Tuhoe Settlement signing day, 9-11 2012. New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
Press Release: Tribal Affairs & Ngai Tuhoe: “Tuhoe has reached an agreement with the Crown for a $170 million settlement of historic grievances.
That puts it up there among the largest settlements to date, with Tainui’s and Ngai Tahu’s settlements both worth $170 million, but in the mid-1990s.
The agreement will see the Urewera National Park given its own legal identity and managed by a governance board with equal numbers of Tuhoe and the Crown.
Decision will be by consensus, meaning that both parties will have a veto right. Public access would be guaranteed on the same access as now.
Both parties have registered their interest in getting the park recognised by UNESCO as having unique values.
Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson made the announcement at Parliament this afternoon with iwi leaders Tamati Kruger and Kirsty Luke.
Mr Finlayson said it was ”a huge significant settlement” and some of the breaches against Tuhoe were the most severe.
“Huge areas of the iwi’s land were wrongly confiscated and more purchased unjustly.
“Military campaigns against Tuhoe prisoners and civilians were described even at the time as ‘extermination’ and the Crown employed a scorched earth policy in Tuhoe settlements in the Te Urewera.”
Mr Finlayson said one aspect of the settlement described as ”mana motuhake redress” would address improved relationships between the Crown and Tuhoe and the delivery of social services.
The parties will spend the next 12 weeks drafting a deed of settlement with the aim of it being signed in December and passed in legislation next year.
Previous negotiations caused a political furore in 2010 when Prime Minister John Key took the return of the national park off the negotiating table, promoting Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia to question Mr Key’s honour.
Mr Kruger said it was a good offer and something he thought would be acceptable to Tuhoe.
“One of the things it attempts to do is solve the disconnection over the last 100 or so years between Tuhoe and Te Urewera and this is a lot more real than symbolism.”
“These settlements don’t necessarily represent an answer but rather a means by which each every iwi moves on and creates their own wealth and their own sense of security.”
He said the offer was considered to be ”a great leap forward which will allow Tuhoe to find mana motuhake and to find and secure that connection between themselves and Te Urewera.”
Mr Kruger said the plan was a 40-year programme with five-yearly reviews.
Ngai Tuhoe numbered about 35,000 and was the six largest iwi he believed. About 20 per cent of Tuhoe lived in the tribe’s rohe.
The chief negotiators for the Crown was former diplomat John Wood and he was assisted by former Prime Minister Jim Bolger, Mr Finlayson said.
Words Audrey Young. A hat doffingly significant day of Iwi testament in Tuhoe and The Crown’s ongoing relationship ahead.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
Press Release – Tribal Affairs – The Crown & Ngati Whatua Iwi:
“The Crown today signed a deed to collectively settle the historical claims of iwi and hapū over shared interests in the Auckland area, including maunga (volcanic cones) and motu (islands), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced.
The deed was signed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In attendance were Mr Finlayson and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples representing the Crown, representatives of the iwi and hapū groups that have been negotiating as the Tāmaki Collective, a number of local Members of Parliament, and also Auckland City Mayor Len Brown.
“Today we have reached a critical step towards settling all historical Treaty grievances in the Auckland region,” Mr Finlayson said. “This deed of settlement resolves some of the most complex overlapping claims and shared interests in the country, and the relationships built here lay the foundations for a better future for iwi and hapū, the Crown, and the city of Auckland.”
The Collective Deed vests the ownership of 14 maunga (volcanic cones) in the Tāmaki Collective. The maunga will be co-governed by a body made up of representatives of Auckland Council, the Tāmaki Collective and a Crown representative.
“For generations the maunga have been intrinsically important to the iwi and hapū of Tāmaki Collective and the people of Auckland,” Mr Finlayson said. “This integrated management approach will bring benefit to everyone and ensure that our iconic symbols will remain long after we have gone.”
In New Zealand I’m still learning me some English and learning me some math too.
Surfing PhotographicDictionary.Com, I get a lesson from the letter H and the word Half.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
In brainy Maoris News: Prof. Margaret Mutu of the Ngāti Kahu iwi (Maori tribe) said some stuff recently. Watch.
Te Karere News reported: “Ngāti Kahu has asked the Waitangi Tribunal to invoke rarely-used powers and order the Crown to buy back private land under claim and return it to the tribe. But Treaty Minister Chris Finlayson says the Crown will oppose the move.”
I think these debates are important when New Zealand reaches the point where tsunami impacts of immigration due to climate change’s effects on the lush land of Aotearoa NZ, become more evident.
Unless The Crown were to consider Maori leaders’ views like Prof. Mutu’s on such matters, then NZ would run the risk of burying Maori even further under new layers of pressure, that The Crown may not be giving due consideration to, or planning as robustly against as it should be.
Press Release: Hapu feels overlooked in Treaty Settlements
A group representing Ngapuhi and northern hapu are upset the Crown appears to be leaving them out when carving up the Auckland isthmus for Treaty settlements.
It has applied to the Waitangi Tribunal for an urgent inquiry into how the Crown is dealing with resources in the settlement process for Mahurangi and Tamaki Makaurau.
The claimants say Ngapuhi and others with strong historic ties to the area are being disregarded by a Crown “distortion of the tribal landscape”. (more…)