Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 2, 2021 3:52:22 GMT 12
FORMER PORIRUA DEPUTY MAYOR LIZ KELLY HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NGĀTI TOA RANGATIRA REPRESENTATIVE TO SIT ON WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL’S COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES.
Mayor Andy Foster has welcomed Ms Kelly to the Council. “Liz will assist the work of committees by helping ensure whānau-centred thinking and solutions and strength-based mātauranga Māori approaches are adopted and applied to committee processes and decision making, including providing the perspectives of Ngāti Toa to the relevant committee.
Councillor Jill Day, who has led the campaign to increase Māori representation on the City Council, says Ms Kelly’s appointment “acknowledges our collective commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. As a dynamic and capable wāhine, Liz Kelly will bring much wisdom and life experience to the table and I’m looking forward to working with her.”.....
Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 2, 2021 3:55:47 GMT 12
NEXT STEPS FOR MĀORI CO-GOVERNANCE REVEALED
The Government is pushing ahead drafting a blueprint for greater co-governance with the help of key Māori stakeholders. It comes after the controversial He Puapua report went to Cabinet earlier this month, writes political editor Jo Moir.
In 2010 the then-National government signed New Zealand up to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
On Thursday Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson will announce at Ngā Whare Waatea Marae in Auckland the initial steps for meeting those obligations.
Newsroom understands the starting point will be targeted engagement with key iwi and significant Māori organisations. Specifically, Māori stakeholders will be asked to help draw up the work plan.
Those stakeholders, which could include but are not limited to the Iwi Chairs Forum, New Zealand Māori Council and Māori Women’s Welfare League, will draft a plan for Jackson to take back to Cabinet.
It will then be put out for wider public consultation with the rest of the country....