Posts Tagged ‘Maori Land’

Anglican church apologises to Māori for selling land Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Cross on Mt Roskill removed Comments 1

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The new Māori authority that looks after Auckland’s volcanic cones is working with church leaders and a local board about the future of a cross on the summit of Puketāpapa-Mount Roskill. The cross has been removed leaving a stark pole. The cross has traditionally been erected and illuminated on the summit of Puketapapa-Mt Roskill for short Read more

Newman Hall development in doubt – site significant to Maori Comments 1

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The Auckland Catholic diocese has developed concept plans for a 10,000 square metre high-rise office building and car parking on property behind Newman Hall. The property is also home to a freshwater spring that was essential to life at two local pā and their surrounding gardens. Called Wai Ariki, or chiefly waters, the spring has Read more

Disputed church land to be returned to Maori Comments 0

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Last Wednesday Parliament was due to amend a century-old trust deed of a trust that was set up to assist in the conversion of Maori to Christianity. The amendment will allow the return of land in central Tauranga to the local hapu. The land is owned by The New Zealand Mission Trust, a remnant of Read more

Caritas Supports retention of Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act Comments 0

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has made a submission to the Consultation with Maori  about the Mixed Ownership Model being proposed by the Government. Caritas supports the retention of Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 as it relates to the new legislation being proposed under the Public Finance Act and believes insufficient time has been allowed for meaningful consultation. The Read more