Anahera Herbert-Graves in NZ Herald - Smacking Debate

Submitted by admin2 on Thu, 30/07/2009 - 6:56am

Te Runanga-a-Iwi of Ngati Kahu is a party to the Amokura Family Violence Prevention initiative in Tatiokerau, along with Te Aupouri Maori Trust Board, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, Te Runanga o Whaingaroa, Te Runanga-a-Iwi o Ngapuhi, Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua and Ngati Wai Trust Board. 

In July 2009, prior to a Citizens-Initiated Referendum on whether parents should be permitted by law to smack their children, the NZ Herald ran a series of articles profiling contributors to the 'smacking debate'. 

Margaret Mutu on MTV's Native Affairs - Foreshore and Seabed Report

Submitted by admin2 on Sat, 18/07/2009 - 7:04pm

On 13th July 2009 Professor Margaret Mutu appeared on MTV's "Native Affairs" as part of a panel convened to talk about the foreshore and seabed issue.

Other panellists included Hone Harawira (MP for Taitokerau - Maori Party), Tom Bennion (Editor of the Maori Law Review), Sir Doug Graham (a former National Party Minister of Treaty Negotiations), Debra Coddington (a former ACT MP) and Hugh Barr (secretary of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations).

Professor Mutu focused on Ngāti Kahu’s position.

Foreshore and Seabed Act Review - Report Released

Submitted by admin2 on Wed, 01/07/2009 - 3:37pm

Foreshore law failing Maori, should be scrapped: Report2:05PM Wednesday Jul 01, 2009

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples. Photo / Mark Mitchell

A review of the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act says it should be repealed.

The 150-page report said the law failed to recognise Maori property rights as recognised by the courts and advanced the general interests of the public at the expense of Maori.