max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

11:00am - 12:00pm
Ed Sheeran

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

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
Why is the Politics of Kindness failing our poorest children?
The 2019 child poverty monitor report makes for grim reading...
ODT Cartoon outrage misplaced
We should collectively be righteously appalled at the tone deaf ODT cartoon that made light of the terrible measles epidemic that has killed over 50 children in Samoa. It was an ugly 'joke' that shouted white privilege, but calls to boycott the ODT, sack the cartoonist and the enormous social media wave of fury seem to me to be grotesquely misplaced.
A Collins' Guide to Cultural Colour Blindness
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Utilising ‘white’ as a metaphor for ‘a person or woman of colour’ conveys connotations of white superiority.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

11:00am - 12:00pm