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120315 E Mara E Pānui - 15 March 2012

   

Progress toward united Ngapuhi settlement      

 

Significant progress has been made since Tūhoronuku gained a mandate from Ngāpuhi in September 2011, with 76% of those who voted giving their consent for Tūhoronuku to negotiate a settlement directly with the Crown.      

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Mining naysayers should 'get over themselves'

 

Iwi are not as relaxed as DoC about MED's processes to date, with Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau saying the Ministry should have spent more time and effort consulting Maori before seeking interest from international companies.

 

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Kaikohe Rotary Literacy Day 2012 @Saturday 24 March, 10am-12 midday (Northland College)

 

Join in the celebration of Literacy with your whānau at Northland.  Meet Clifford The Big Red Dog at the Paper Plus Kaikohe stand between 10.30 and 11:00am. Bring the kids and a camera. An ideal time to get a photograph of them with Clifford.  There will also be a colouring in competition to be handed in to the store by Saturday 30th March with prizes for the following age groups: 0-4yrs 5-8yrs 9-12yrs.

 

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Companies invited to apply for exploration permits        

 

Maori and councils have until March 30 to have a say on where mineral exploration can be done in Northland.

 

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Maori students to the fore in NCEA

 

Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa has recorded its best overall NCEA results, with Maori students performing especially well.

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Māori Economic Development Panel – Discussion Document

 

To inform the development of the Strategy and Action Plan the Panel has produced a discussion document which sets out the Panel’s views on the key issues facing the Māori economy what needs to be done to improve its performance and productivity.  The Panel will be holding hui in:

Wellington on Thursday 22 March, Auckland on Thursday 29 March and Christchurch on Friday 30 March. They also welcome written feedback on the document and the discussion questions in the document. Feedback can be emailed to MEDP@tpk.govt.nz or sent to the Māori Economic Development Panel, care of Te Puni Kōkiri, PO Box 3943, Wellington.  The closing date for submissions is 11 April 2012.

 

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Q&A regarding upcoming Aotearoa is not for sale Hikoi 2012

 

The Hikoi is to demonstrate public opposition to privatization and the continued selling of our countries natural resources, land and public services to private investors.

 

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‘Super ministry’ plans unveiled                 

 

The National Government's economic tsar Steven Joyce will take the controls at his new "super ministry'' in July but 3200 employees will not know until much later how secure their jobs are.

 

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MAF Sustainable Forestry Bulletin                 

 

Issue 33, 12 March 2012

 

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Māori Council prepared to take freshwater claim to top court

 

The Maori Council says it is prepared to take its claim on freshwater rights to the Supreme Court, if the Government rejects it.

 

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Concern for meat workers                         

 

A community meeting is being called in Moerewa next week to update townsfolk on the Affco industrial        dispute and discuss ways of supporting locked-out workers.

 

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Credit union scoring Whanau Ora work    

 

Aotearoa Credit Union says it is drawing up a memorandum of understanding with four Whanau Ora providers helping iwi members.

 

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Pop star gets in touch                             

 

A Kiwi-born Japanese pop star has stopped in Te Hana with a film crew. Rhythm and blues singer-songwriter Jay'ed (Jade) Goto is in New Zealand to reconnect with his roots. He visited the Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori culture centre just north of Wellsford while making a documentary. Mr Goto's father is Japanese and his mother Polynesian and part Maori of Ngapuhi descent.

 

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Trail protest simmers           

 

Negotiations with a group claiming to represent landowners, farmers and Maori on the Pou Herenga Tai Cycle Trail link between Kaikohe and Kawakawa have hit speed bumps.

 

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Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership

 

Wanting to advance the youth health and development sector in New Zealand? Through its commitment to Kiwi youth, the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in partnership with SYHPANZ (the Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand) is delighted to offer the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Fellowship in Youth Health Leadership.  Applications for this year’s Fellowship are open from 12th March 2012 and close on 1st June 2012.

 

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Auckland Council failing Maori interests, draft report says

 

A funding row over Maori initiatives in Auckland could end up in court, a source has warned, citing a draft report showing that Auckland Council is largely failing to meet statutory obligations to Maori.

 

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NZRA Auckland/Northland Scholarships

 

The New Zealand Recreation Association Auckland/Northland Scholarship is now open for new recreational professionals.  Applications close 30 March 2012.

 

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Northland College Home & School Association Gala Day @Saturday 17 March

 

Gala 1-6pm & Concert 6-10pm.  Hangi, hampers, prizes and games…         

 

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Beautiful land has lot to offer

The Paihia to Opua Coastal Walkway is 5.6km and takes three hours one way. It starts at the end of Paihia Beach – tide permitting – otherwise follow the road to Te Haumi Beach, cross the bridge and it is signposted immediately after the bridge. This walk links with the Okiato to Russell Walkway for a full-day experience.

 

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Cars clamped by unauthorised group

 

A group calling itself Ngati Kura Inc is clamping cars at a popular Northland bay and charging $200 to release the vehicles.

 

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The Yoots interview                                   

 

2011 saw the release of a number of notable Kiwi albums, among them, Sing Along With The Yoots, an instrumental album of classic Maori tunes reminiscent of rural New Zealand and the school yard.

 

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