Thursday May 25, 2017   Last updated 09:39AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Forestry future for Wairoa iwi

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Maori Affairs committee is in Wairoa today to look at the fine print on one of the country’s largest historic treaty settlements.

Tatau Tatou e, Te Wairoa trust is set to receive $100 million on behalf of seven iwi and hapu clusters from the region affected by crown invasion in the 1860s.

Trust chair Leon Symes says the hearing is an opportunity for the people who have made submissions on the bill to have their say.

He says forestry will be a major activity as the claimants get back two forests they will share with other iwi.

"Definitely looking at employment for local people is an aim for us as well as our neighbours. They are looking to employ as many people as possible and even the value added change of downstream companies, logging companies, so the potential is there to joint venture with those forest companies that currently lease the land," Mr Symes says.

Because of election delays it’s unlikely the bill won’t be passed until early next year.

FULL INTERVIEW LEON SYMES

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-22052017
Waatea TV
 
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Ricky Houghton on Paakiwaha
Ricky Houghton on Paakiwaha
Professor Jane Kelsey on Paakiwaha
Professor Jane Kelsey on Paakiwaha
1 Shane Jones | Te hekenga mai i tana tuuranga mahi
Ka whakamarama mai a Shane i oona nekenekehanga mahi inaianei me aana takahitanga hou
2 Te Kani Kingi | Alfred Ngaro me oona whakawhiu
Anei te whakahoki korero a Te Kani Kingi e paa ana ki ngaa koorero whakaweti a Alfred Ngaro mema paremata o te roopuu Nahinara
3 Wiremu Doherty | Te whakapotaetanga a ngaa tauira o Awanuiarangi
E aii ki ngaa koorero, 1,300 tauira ka whakawhiwhi i wa raatou tohu maatauranga i raro i te maru o Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi, kei a Wiremu te roanga ake o ngaa whakamaarama
4 Kelvin Davis | Nga take torangapu o te wa
Ka korero a Kelvin mo ngaa tino take kei te pae korero i teenei wa i te paati reipa
5 Tio Sewell | Mate whakamomori
He mate nui teenei, ka whakapuakina mai e Tio i onaa ake whakaaro mo teenei take
6 Ken Eruera | Haakinakina
Nga take haakinakina katoa i roto i ngaa rangi tata nei kua hipa
Mike King is a NZ Hero
WILLIE JACKSON: What happened this week with Mike King quitting the suicide-prevention panel goes beyond politics and demands our focus as a country and as a community.
What does Labour fear from a Maori Prison?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: The negative reaction by Andrew Little and the Labour leadership at the suggestion of Maori prisons by Kelvin Davis gives an insight into how difficult reforming the public service for Maori will still be even under a Labour Government.
Labour Party List
WILLIE JACKSON: Some of the ridiculous things claimed by the mainstream media last week over the Labour's Party list was really disappointing
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.