ACT Leader David Seymour says the change in the fishing and whitebaiting rules makes them fairer for all.
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Plant Variation Rights Bill described as hitting sweet spot to meet Treaty obligations
The Plant Variation Rights Bill had its first reading in the House last night.
Long-held customary interests of Ngāti Porou hapū recognised
Customary marine title recognises customary rights and interests that whānau, hapū or iwi can show they have had in an area of the takutai moana (common marine and coastal area) from 1840, in accordance with strict legal tests.
Marae style pā dreamed for Ainu, by Ainu
Ainu living in Tokyo hosted their annual festival in Yokohama on the weekend. The festival was an opportunity to celebrate their culture and show their gratitude to their supporters. It’s was also a chance to fundraise for a marae style project they hope will strengthen their community.
Major overhaul of Resource Management Act underway
Te Kāhui Wai Māori representative Dover Samuels has welcomed welcomes the planned overhaul of the 1991 Resource Management Act, saying it will give iwi a greater voice. A number of amendments doubled the Act in length over the years.
WIPCE 2017 comes to a bitter-sweet close
The 2017 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education in Toronto has come to a bitter-sweet conclusion with a mass of indigenous cousins returning to their people and their homelands.
Hundreds of hapū protect their rights under the customary marine title
A wave of iwi and hapū applications for the customary marine title is threatening to swamp government and court authorities trying to process them. The deadline for applications under the Marine and Coastal Area Act of 2011 was April 3, leading to a rush of filings from groups seeking to protect their rights.
Māori council member calls for national Māori Water Commission
NZ Māori Council member Maanu Paul is calling for the establishment of a national Māori Freshwater Commission. Maanu Paul made his submission at the National Freshwater & Geothermal Resources Inquiry Waitangi Tribunal hearing taking place at Ohope.
Native Affairs – 1967 Yes Book
A look into the Australia's historical 1967 referendum. The nation was asked to vote whether they supported a law change to include aboriginal rights in the Constitution. It was an overwhelming YES vote and another step towards reconciliation. Fifty years later, a Melbourne-based author is trying to explain the historic changes to children, using the language kids know best - a picture book about friendship.
Native Affairs – The Lonely Paepae
This is a heartbreaking story of loss. A kaumatua is pleading for his people to return home to help him continue the traditions of their marae.