Tainui CE: ‘we have no interest in asset sale shares’
The CE of Tainui Group Holdings has confirmed that Tainui has no interest in buying shares in Mighty River Power. Mike Pohio made the admission last night when questioned at a public forum to discuss the new Ruakura Inland Port. ‘We’re stoked that Tainui wants to have nothing to do ...Continue Reading...
Tuku Morgan reaffirmed as Chairman of Te Arataura
Te Arataura – The executive board of Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc – has today reaffirmed Tukoroirangi Morgan as its Chair. Acting Chair Patience Te Ao said the rules of Te Kauhanganui are clear that a resolution to oust the Chair needed to be supported by 50 percent of marae. “That ...Continue Reading...
Tuku Morgan, Hemi Rau seek to put the past behind them
Tuku Morgan and Hemi Rau released a joint statement today which no doubt Waikato Tainui hopes will end the controversy which emerged in 2010, when Mr Morgan fired Hemi Rau. Hemi Rau was chief executive of the tribe’s administration arm, Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc, at the time and ...Continue Reading...
Waikato Tainui calls for assets to stay in NZ ownership
Giving Maaori the opportunity to take stakes in some of New Zealand’s biggest SOEs could be one way for the Government to implement its mixed ownership model without risking significant chunks of strategic assets falling into foreign hands, says Tukoroirangi Morgan, Chair of Waikato-Tainui’s Te ...Continue Reading...
Another view from the floor – inside the Waikato Tainui Decision
TangataWhenua.com has been told that the vote against the motion to dismiss chairperson Tania Martin, chairperson of Te Kauhanganui, was significant with 32 against, 21 for and 7 abstained or unclear on the motion to dismiss Tania Martin. As a contributor astutely pointed out: ...Continue Reading...
Tainui decision on Tania Martin is made
TangataWhenua.com has heard via our Facebook contacts, that “commonsense prevailed today with Waikato – Tainui and Ngaati Maniapoto voting to retain the elected chair of Te Kauhanganui, Ms Tania Martin” (kia ora to Mihirawhiti Searancke for this panui). Yvonne Tahana had ...Continue Reading...
Opinion: Taniwha in Tainui
(By Rawiri Taonui) There is an old Maori saying “ko Waikato, he piko, he taniwha” – at each bend along the Waikato River lies a chief. That is the conundrum that lies at the heart of the tensions dividing Tainui. Tainui have opted for a complex structure to control their affairs ...Continue Reading...
Opinion: Big kumara still to fry for Maori Party duo
By RAWIRI TAONUI – Last month, the descendants of the Maori prophet Wiremu Tahupotiki Ratana gave their blessing to the one-year-old National-Maori Party partnership. Prime Minister John Key’s no-baggage, no-nonsense, straight talking “let’s work together” style is ...Continue Reading...
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