The August 2009 newsletter and mailout are available in the 'Private Area.'
Catherine Davis of Te Rarawa and Ngati Kuri was recently profiled on Maori Television's "New Migration" programme. You can watch the programme on the link below.
Nga mihinui ki a Catherine ara tatou katoa no Muriwhenua.
Te Runanga-a-Iwi of Ngati Kahu is a party to the Amokura Family Violence Prevention initiative in Tatiokerau, along with Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, Te Runanga o Whaingaroa, Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngapuhi, Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua and Ngati Wai Trust Board.
In July 2009, prior to a Citizens-Initiated Referendum on whether parents should be permitted by law to smack their children, the NZ Herald ran a series of articles profiling contributors to the 'smacking debate'.
The CEO report on additional operational matters to be raised at the July 2009 hui-a-marama on Saturday 25th at Kareponia Marae SH10 Awanui has been posted into the 'Private Area.'
On 13th July 2009 Professor Margaret Mutu appeared on MTV's "Native Affairs" as part of a panel convened to talk about the foreshore and seabed issue.
Other panellists included Hone Harawira (MP for Taitokerau - Maori Party), Tom Bennion (Editor of the Maori Law Review), Sir Doug Graham (a former National Party Minister of Treaty Negotiations), Debra Coddington (a former ACT MP) and Hugh Barr (secretary of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations).
Professor Mutu focused on Ngāti Kahu’s position.
To read the July 2009 report, click on 'Land Claims' on the navigation bar above, then on 'Land Claim Updates.'
The July 2009 newsletter and mailout have now been posted into the 'Private Area.'
UPDATE 4 - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2009:
A very brief and informal second-hand summary of the proceedings of the hui-a-iwi held in Kaitaia Community on Saturday 4th July 2009 has been posted into the 'Private Area' under 'UPDATE 4'
Ngati Kahu Instructions on the Crown's June 2009 Offer to Settle the Shared Interests and Overlapping Claims in Te Hiku o Te Ika
On Saturday 27th June, Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngati Kahu considered and gave instructions to the Ngati Kahu negotiators on the following matters:
Foreshore law failing Maori, should be scrapped: Report2:05PM Wednesday Jul 01, 2009
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples. Photo / Mark Mitchell
A review of the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act says it should be repealed.
The 150-page report said the law failed to recognise Maori property rights as recognised by the courts and advanced the general interests of the public at the expense of Maori.