Posts Tagged ‘Maori Land’

NZ Defence Force and local Iwi commit to a new relationship

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Last Saturday the New Zealand Defence Force vested back to local Māori of Ngāti Rangi land that had been used as a Communication Centre. Next Saturday the Iwi will gift that land back to the Crown and Defence Force. It will continue to be used by the Defence Force for the good of all New Read more

A TV series that foretold Ihumātao

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Aroha Bridge is a cartoon and political satire that started in 2013. Beyond telling relatable stories, it’s prescient. Ihumātao is a case of reality mimicking fiction. Aroha Bridge is being mimicked by the events happening at Ihumātau. In Aroha Bridge’s season three finale, Kamo Kamo Corporation constructs a wall separating Aroha Bridge from the rest of Read more

Hato Pāora old boy sworn in as Māori Land Court judge

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Judge Damian Hohepa Stone was sworn in as a Māori Land Court judge in the presence of 300 family, friends and colleagues last Friday. His former school Hato Pāora College hosted the event. Stone says he hopes events like this will help inspire the current students. “I am now part of a judicial group who have Read more

24th Pākaitore protest anniversary

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Hundreds of people gathered at Pākaitore in Whanganui to mark 24 years since the iwi occupied the land for 79 days. Against a backdrop of the Whanganui River, kōhanga reo children smiled and waved as they marched around the pā, also known as Moutoa Gardens. Continue reading

Anglican church apologises to Māori for selling land

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Anglican church apologises

A delegation from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand has apologised to Māori for its roll in ancestral land being lost to the Crown 151 years ago. The apology took place on the former site of the Otamataha Pā in the Bay of plenty on Saturday, December 1. The church’s apology centres on a Read more

Anglican Church apologises to Tauranga hapū for land sale to Crown

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The Anglican Church of Aotearoa has apologised for its role which led to Tauranga Moana hapū losing 432ha of land in central Tauranga to the Crown after the Battle of Gate Pa The church has also agreed to stand alongside Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Ngāti Tapu hapū in support of their claim for redress before the Read more

Precedent set for returning church land to Maori

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says there are precedents for church land to be returned to Maori. Taurangamoana iwi have been talking to the Anglican Church about the return of land under council buildings in the central city that was supposed to have been part of a Maori reserve. The former Tauranga MP says Read more

Another mountain-top Easter Cross disappears

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

A cross the combined churches of Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore have been putting up Takarunga/Mt Victoria since 1992 was this year destroyed. They usually take the cross up the hill at 10 am on Good Friday, tie it into place, say prayers and sing hymns, and leave it there until 3 pm when some Read more

River has more rights than the unborn say Family First

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament last week, establishes a new legal framework for the river. Family First has taken the occasion as an opportunity to highlight the fact that the unborn child has no legal rights. They say the new law gives the Whanganui river Read more

Mt Roskill cross set for a comeback

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Mt Roskill cross is set to return to Puketapapa. Following a successful application by a group of Mt Roskill church ministers, backed by the Puketapapa Local Board, the cross will make its comeback for Christmas and Easter. It is lit up in the form of a cross at Christmas time and a star at Easter. Read more