Tags : Maori

Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Claims Settlement Bill passes first reading

Nga uri o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) witnessed the first reading of the Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Claims Settlement Bill today at Parliament, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little says. “Ngāti Maru is the final iwi in Taranaki to settle their historic Treaty of Waitangi claims. I want to acknowledge Ngāti Maru and the Crown negotiations […]readmore

Māori Battalion school resource launched

Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has launched a new learning resource to help the next generation learn about the storied history of the Māori Battalion.The material has been developed by the the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Board for tamariki of all ages, whānau, kura and schools.It aims to provide an inclusive and engaging […]readmore

Housing First Pūrākau share experiences of homelessness

Pūrākau reports highlight Housing First programme journeys ·        Sharing the kōrero of those who have experienced homelessness ·        Learnings will help develop and improve services Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness) Marama Davidson has welcomed the release of two pūrākau reports telling the diverse and real life stories of whānau supported by Housing First. “These two pūrākau reports […]readmore

Government invests in the wellbeing of whānau Māori

Vote Title Package Total funding across forecast period $380 million delivering about 1,000 new homes for Māori including papakāinga housing, repairs to about 700 Māori-owned homes and expanding support services.·         $242.8 million for Māori health initiatives, including setting up the new Māori Health Authority.·         $150 million in Māori Education to support Māori boarding schools and lift kōhanga […]readmore

Significant boost for Māori Housing in Budget 2021

   $380 million delivering about 1,000 new homes for Māori including papakāinga housing, repairs to about 700 Māori-owned homes and expanding support services.·         Ring fencing of $350 million for infrastructure to enable housing for Māori from the $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund.·         Funding to strengthen MAIHI approaches and partnerships with iwi and Māori to deliver more whenua-based housing […]readmore

Strengthening Māori knowledge in science and innovation

16 projects to get $3.9 million through the Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods has today announced the 16 projects that will together get $3.9 million through the 2021 round of Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund, further strengthening the Government’s commitment to Māori knowledge in science and innovation. […]readmore

Whenua Māori Rating Amendment Bill passes third reading

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill passing its third reading today. “After nearly 100 years of a system that was not fit for Māori and did not reflect the partnership we have come to expect between Māori and the Crown, I am proud to see this […]readmore

Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill passes Third Reading

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little welcomed ngā uri o Ngāti Hinerangi to Parliament today to witness the third reading of their Treaty settlement legislation, the Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill. “I want to acknowledge ngā uri o Ngāti Hinerangi and the Crown negotiations teams for working tirelessly during the negotiations process. This […]readmore

New way of working designed to foster better mental wellbeing

Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare, says creating new ways of procuring services for Māori mental wellbeing will make a significant difference to Māori over time. “Māori have poorer mental health and addiction outcomes and we need to develop services that are designed by Māori, for Māori,” Peeni Henare said. The Ministry of Health has brought […]readmore

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei tell their history on the anniversary of

A new online resource launched today sharing the history of North Island iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei – including their long association with Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), their Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement and their aspirations for the future. A collaboration between Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this resource is the […]readmore