Posts Tagged ‘Treaty of Waitangi’

Catholic institutions support Matariki Public Holiday Bill

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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Three Catholic institutions – Wellington archdiocese’s Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission, Challenge 2000 and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand have presented submissions to parliament supporting the proposed Matariki Public Holiday Bill. “As Indigenous people we need to take back and understand what time looks like for us. How do we observe the seasons, how do we Read more

Church attendance aided by being digitally literate

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

People with different levels of digital literacy will not be excluded from getting their Covid vaccine pass, says Covid Minister, Chris Hipkins. He gave the assurance, Wednesday on NewstalkZB. Singling out the elderly, Hipkins acknowledged that not all people have the required digital skills necessary to get the vaccine pass. He said they will be Read more

Liberal-Conservatives and Social Democrats: The future of Māori

Monday, September 20th, 2021
The future of Māori

Michael Cullen set out his political philosophy in his autobiography. So has Chris Finlayson. His is having a significant impact on Māori development. Chris Finlayson was Minister for Treaty Negotiations (and Attorney General) between 2008 and 2017. (Alas, he was Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage for only six of those years.) His record is Read more

Māori healthcare professionals on a COVID-19 vaccination mission

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Māori are low. Changing this reality is challenging healthcare providers. Although they are making inroads into the poor COVID-19 vaccination rates, health statistics show the low uptake is part of a difficult yet familiar reality. At present, for every one non-Māori or Pacific person who has received their first dose of Read more

Treaty settlements tiny compared with other Government spending

Monday, August 13th, 2018
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In the 100 years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori land and the commerce they conducted on it were devastated. Poverty followed and the introduction of new, foreign diseases ravaged the Māori population. Over the past 25 years, the Government and iwi across New Zealand have been working to acknowledge the historical grievances. In most cases, Read more

Rod Oram: Journeying in the spirit of Waitangi

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

For four days over the last weekend, I travelled with friends down from Auckland through the Waikato and King Country to Taranaki, seeking insights from history and hope for the future. Our journey was an early celebration of Waitangi Day, anguish, reconciliation and all. Our first stop was St John’s church in Te Awamutu, Waikato’s Read more

Treaty meets Gospel

Friday, November 14th, 2014

A leading Maori historian says the churches have an ongoing responsibility to the Treaty of Waitangi. Manuka Henare presented his thoughts to a recent church hui at Manukau Institute of Technology on the treaty and theology. He says it was a chance to review the greater understanding historians now have of the early contacts between Read more

Crown could help iwi better in post Treaty world – Finlayson

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson is keen that iwi are better supported in a post-settlement world. Mr Finlayson says he is keen that iwi are not left on their own once their Treaty of Waitangi legislation was passed and the Crown could do better to help iwi make the transition, reports Radio New Read more

Maori and the 4G spectrum

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Maori have a difficulty with the current 4G spectrum auction. They cannot accept the notion that they must join a long queue of very wealthy bidders at auction for a piece of the scarce spectrum resource, with the Crown as seller. There will be roaring levels of commercial testosterone at this auction, and the Treaty Read more

Waitangi Day – celebration outweighs conflict says GG

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae says the conflicts that arise on Waitangi Day  are only a small part of the holiday. “There are events happening all around the country which are about celebration… I think there’s a whole lot of New Zealanders that are celebrating.” He says that while he thinks there is “a Read more