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  • Invitation to submit tukutuku panels

    • Date: 22 December 2011

    If you are an artist, weaver or designer you will be interested in this!

    A pattern of your creation may be used in tukutuku panels that will enhance the New Zealand wall in the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly building in New York. You are invited to submit a pattern for consideration. If your pattern is chosen, it may either appear in part or whole, in one of 25 pairs of tukutuku panels being created for permanent display on one of the most famous buildings in the world.

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  • Whānau Ora Seeks Pacific Leadership

    • Date: 09 December 2011

    The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and Te Puni Kōkiri are hosting meetings next week to help attract candidates for new Pacific roles on three Whānau Ora Regional Leadership Groups.

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  • Feedback Opportunity: Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa-Tāmaki Nui ā Rua Trust Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 25 November 2011

    The Trust’s mandate strategy sets out their claimant definition, and outlines the representative structure and the Trust’s process for going about seeking a mandate from the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa-Tāmaki Nui ā Rua people. A summary of the mandate strategy document is available to view here, to give people the opportunity to review it and provide feedback.

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  • Hāwea-Wānaka Information Hui – South Island Landless Natives Act 1906

    • Date: 17 November 2011

    In November 2010, the Māori Land Court finalised its identification of the owners of one of the South Island Landless Natives Act 1906 (SILNA) blocks, the Hāwea-Wānaka substitute block. Currently, the Crown holds this land in trust for the owners and their descendants, but owners of the Hāwea-Wānaka Substitute block, as identified by the Māori Land Court, will need to decide how this land will be vested in the future. The Māori Land Court with the assistance of Te Puni Kōkiri, will host a number of assembled owners meetings to provide information.

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  • Māori Health Leadership Scholarships – Open for Applications

    • Date: 14 November 2011

    Scholarships aimed at supporting Māori into careers in the health workforce –the Henry Rongomau Bennett Leadership in Māori Health scholarships – are now open for applications. The closing date is 20 January 2012.

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  • General Health Scholarships & Work-Based Placements – Addictions

    • Date: 14 November 2011

    Targeted scholarships are also available for people interested in becoming qualified to work with whānau and families who have addiction issues – such as alcohol and other drugs, including methamphetamine or “P”.

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  • Calling All Māori Dairy Farmers; 2012 Ahuwhenua Trophy – BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award (Dairy) Launched

    • Date: 14 November 2011

    It’s the turn of Māori dairy farmers to accept the challenge and test themselves against some of the best dairy farmers in Aotearoa. Entries are now open for the 2012 Ahuwhenua Trophy - BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award.

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  • New CEO at Te Rau Matatini

    • Date: 11 November 2011

    Ms Trish Davis is the new Chief Executive of Te Rau Matatini. Trish Davis (Ngāti Maniapoto) comes to Te Rau Matatini with a strong background of working in the health and disability sector in the Ministry of Health and other health bodies for over 20 years, most recently based in Hamilton.

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  • Family Court Review - Ministry of Justice Seeking Submissions

    • Date: 07 November 2011

    The Ministry of Justice was directed in April by the Government to undertake a fundamental review of the Family Court. The Ministry is seeking submissions on the Review, and would very much appreciate receiving views from Māori to ensure that the services put in place deliver services that are more responsive to Māori needs.

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  • The Mokomoko Pardon (Restoration of Character, Mana and Reputation) Bill

    • Date: 03 November 2011

    On 12 October 2011, the Mokomoko Pardon (Restoration of Character, Mana and Reputation) Bill was introduced into the House.

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  • Te Rau Matatini Annual General Meeting 2011

    • Date: 27 October 2011

    Last week Te Rau Matatini hosted its Annual General Meeting at Spectrum Theatre, BP House, Wellington.

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  • Social Housing Funds open

    • Date: 25 October 2011

    The Social Housing Unit, Te Wāhanga Kāinga Pāpori, today released detailed information about four new funds to support increased social and affordable housing.

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  • Wairoa nominations sought for Whānau Ora regional group

    • Date: 19 October 2011

    The Tairāwhiti Regional Leadership Group (RLG) for Whānau Ora is calling for nominations from the Wairoa community.

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  • National Diploma in Business

    • Date: 18 October 2011

    Nā te kaupapa ‘Growing Māori Assets through Targeted Education and Training’ a Te Puni Kōkiri te waka i tūwhera, nā Te Kuratini o te Tai Poutini i whakatinana, ā, nā Competency International Limited i waha ngā mahi. Ko tōna otinga, 37 ngā Māori i tutuki i a rātau te tohu ‘National Diploma in Business’.

    View images from the graduation

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  • Rongowhakaata Deed of Settlement

    • Date: 10 October 2011

    Anō te ataahua a te nohotahi a ngā uri o Rongowhakaata. Muia ana te marae o Whakato i Manutuke i te tangata, tamariki mai, pakeke mai. Ko te hainatanga o te kawenata a Rongowhakaata me te Karauna (Deed of Settlement) te kaupapa nui o te rā. Ko tētahi o ngā wāhanga o te kawenata nei e hāngai ana ki ngā uri a Te Kooti Rikirangi. Timata mai te rā i te ata hāpara tonu, a, paoho ana ngā karakia o te Hāhi Ringatū.

    View images from the signing.

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  • Consumer rights important in big credit reporting shake up: Statement of consumer rights in four languages

    • Date: 06 October 2011

    Media Release, 5 October 2011

    In announcing major changes to credit reporting law, Privacy Commissioner, Marie Shroff, highlighted the need for further public education about the rights New Zealanders have when seeking credit.

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  • Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures

    • Date: 04 October 2011

    Tribal histories & Scholarship learning about ourselves

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  • New Zealand's draft Periodic Report under International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

    • Date: 29 August 2011

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking public feedback on the draft of New Zealand's 18th, 19th and 20th periodic reports (consolidated as one document) under the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The feedback period will run until 30 September 2011.

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  • Hauraki Treaty Settlement Mandate Information

    • Date: 30 May 2011

    On 1 October 2010, the Hauraki Collective signed a framework agreement with the Crown setting out the broad parameters of a settlement of all historical Hauraki Treaty of Waitangi claims.

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  • Ngā tirohanga a te Toi Hapori

    • Date: 30 May 2011

    Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (www.creativenz.govt.nz) has developed a policy that sets out what it means by “toi hapori” or “community arts”. As part of this policy development the organisation is consulting with arts groups throughout the country by means of an online questionnaire and is particularly keen to hear from Māori communities who actively maintain their distinctive artistic and cultural traditions

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  • Expressions of Interest for Judge of the Māori Land Court

    • Date: 27 May 2011

    The Minister of Māori Affairs wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for the position of Judge of the Māori Land Court. This position is to be based in Wellington.

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  • Whanau Ora to expand with nationwide coverage

    • Date: 19 May 2011

    The Government will invest an additional $30 million in Whanau Ora over the next four years, including $11.25 million in the coming year, Whanau Ora Minister Tariana Turia says.

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  • Budget maintains momentum for Māori Affairs

    • Date: 19 May 2011

    Budget 2011 will ensure the Government maintains momentum with its Māori Affairs programmes, which are delivering encouraging results, Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says.

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  • Tackling Methamphetamine: Indicators and Progress Report released

    • Date: 13 May 2011

    Tackling Methamphetamine: Indicators and Progress Report April 2011 has been released by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. This is the third progress report against the Tackling Methamphetamine Action Plan.

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  • Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō

    • Date: 13 May 2011

    May 2011 marks a year of activity for the national workforce development programme for Māori nurses and midwives - Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō.

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  • Launch of Te Reo Mauriora

    • Date: 13 April 2011

    A review of the Māori language strategy and sector was completed in March 2011. Te Paepae Motuhake publicly released its report ‘Te Reo Mauriora’ on 13 April 2011.

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  • Unlocking the potential of Māori agribusiness

    • Date: 04 April 2011

    Two reports to guide the Government’s work in unlocking the potential of Māori agribusiness have been released by Agriculture Minister David Carter and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

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  • Christchurch Earthquake Support Subsidy extended

    • Date: 31 March 2011

    The second round of assistance will support viable Christchurch businesses and help individuals who have lost jobs as a result of the earthquake.

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  • Earthquake Bulletin No. 17

    • Date: 28 March 2011

    Te Puni Kōkiri currently has 10 staff on the ground in Otaūtahi. TPK’s Te Waipounamu staff resumed ‘normal’ working hours today. Late last week TPK staff attended the “Immediate Welfare Needs” meeting at the EOC.

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  • New Scholarship Launch

    • Date: 25 March 2011

    Tāwera scholarship - for Māori completing a Business/management/Commerce Bachelor degree.

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  • Deadline Approaching for Applications for Te Waka Toi Scholarships

    • Date: 24 March 2011

    Deadline Approaching for Applications for Te Waka Toi Scholarships.

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  • New Zealand television is going digital

    • Date: 23 March 2011

    New Zealand television is going digital, starting in Hawke's Bay and the West Coast in 2012.

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  • Earthquake Bulletin No. 16

    • Date: 23 March 2011

    Staff visited five schools with significant Māori student populations and/or Māori language programmes. All schools reported significant decline in student numbers (especially Māori students), although all students have been located. Also, some teachers have left Christchurch and their future plans are unclear.

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  • Earthquake Bulletin No. 15

    • Date: 21 March 2011

    Te Puni Kōkiri had 10 staff on the ground over the weekend.

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  • Hauora Maori Scholarships available

    • Date: 18 March 2011

    Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia is encouraging Maori students to apply for Hauora Maori Scholarships to help them start or finish their studies in health related courses.

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  • Earthquake Bulletin No. 12

    • Date: 14 March 2011

    Te Puni Kōkiri has 11 staff on the ground as at yesterday and continues to rotate our Christchurch based staff with head office and regional staff. 30 Māori Wardens are deployed at Christchurch East and are now based at the Roy Stokes Hall in New Brighton. 16 of these are on duty at any one time. Ngai Tahu and TPK are continuing to facilitate and broker a co-ordinated and complementary effort between the government and Māori sector. Focus remains on Christchurch East.

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  • Update from the Student Volunteer Army

    • Date: 01 March 2011

    The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) continues to fight the effects of the quake on three fronts – bringing normality back to Christchurch’s battered communities.

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  • Ngāi Tahu Earthquake Recovery Information Sheet

    • Date: 01 March 2011

    This document from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has a list of contact information for families to access support and information on the Earthquake Recovery.

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  • Te Ākitai Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 18 February 2011

    Te Ākitai o Waiohua Iwi Authority is seeking a mandate to negotiate the settlement of Te Ākitai historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

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  • 2011 Census to count every person and household in New Zealand

    • Date: 14 February 2011

    The 2011 Census will count how many people and households there are in New Zealand on Tuesday 8 March, and will provide an official measure of how many New Zealanders identify as Māori.

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  • Advertisement for Māori Trustee

    • Date: 04 February 2011

    The Minister of Māori Affairs wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for the position of Māori Trustee.

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  • Ngāpuhi Feedback Opportunity: Te Rōpū O Tūhoronuku Deed of Mandate Strategy

    • Date: 01 February 2011

    Te Rōpū O Tūhoronuku is an entity established to seek a mandate from Ngāpuhi people to represent them in negotiations with the Crown for reaching a settlement of all Ngāpuhi historical Treaty grievances.

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  • Expressions of Interest for Judge of the Māori Land Court

    • Date: 28 January 2011

    The Minister of Māori Affairs wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for the position of Judge of the Māori Land Court. This position is to be based in Wellington.

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