Tuhoe set to become more independent
(RadioNZ) The Prime Minister says New Zealanders have nothing to fear from Tuhoe becoming more independent of the Government over the next few decades. The tribe has agreed to settle its historical grievances with the Crown in return for $170 million of compensation, an apology and more control ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe Settlement signed
A ceremony marking the next step in finalising a compensation settlement between North Island iwi and the Crown has taken place in Parliament today. Leaders of the tribe have initialed a settlement deed that will see Tuhoe receive $170 million in redress and co-governance rights over the ...Continue Reading...
Tame Iti is free (+photos)
(NZ Herald) Maori activist Tame Iti has been released on parole early today after serving a third of his prison sentence. An early rise this morning to meet with my whanau in kihikihi. It feels good to be out… Now where is my cappuccino,” Iti wrote on Twitter just after 7am, ...Continue Reading...
Tame Iti gets parole
(Stuff.co.nz) Jailed activist Tame Iti says he is to be released from prison. “It’s a good day. They are sending me home. I can’t wait to be back with my whanau,” Iti tweeted this afternoon. In January, Iti said he had a parole hearing scheduled for today. “As it ...Continue Reading...
#lifeinside with Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara (+links)
A Question and Answer interview with Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara Shared from http://aocafe.blogspot.co.nz Tell us about Prison is it everything you thought it would be? I had been wondering where all the Maori had gone to, assumed we were all moving abroad, turns out we are just getting locked up ...Continue Reading...
Tame Iti paints cover for NZ Geographic, from behind bars
As Tuhoe’s settlement with the Crown draws near, New Zealand Geographic is running a 40-page feature on the iwi, and commissioned veteran activist Tame Iti to produce the cover art. Canvases and art materials were delivered to Waikeria Prison, where Tame Iti was serving a sentence for ...Continue Reading...
Tuhoe looks to charter schools to raise achievement
(NZHerald Kate Shuttleworth) Tuhoe plans to set up three charter schools and are negotiating with the Education Ministry on how they can do it on their own terms. Tribal negotiator Tamati Kruger said the Crown’s model for charter schools would be used as a basis for the schools. Mr Kruger ...Continue Reading...
Urewera pair at home in Parihaka | Taranaki Daily News
By MATT RILKOFF The first anybody in New Zealand heard of Swiss-born activist Urs Signer was when he took the stage as Elvis in Awatapu College’s 2001 production of Be Bop A Lula in Palmerston North. Emily Bailey cropped up at about the same time at a protest in Wellington calling for ...Continue Reading...
Urewera 4 trial postponed for two days
(VICTORIA ROBINSON – Stuff.co.nz) For the second time in two weeks the trial of the “Urewera four” has been interrupted by illness. Justice Rodney Hansen told jurors this morning that the court would not be sitting today or tomorrow because a member of the jury was sick. He ...Continue Reading...
Urewera 4 | Court Report – Day 4
October 15th Solidarity Group via IndyMedia.org.nz - The day began in chambers and after a lengthy pause, when the public was allowed in, it became known that one of the defendants, Urs, is sick. He has a medical certificate and did not have to appear in court today. It was agreed however that ...Continue Reading...
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