The Crown and descendants of Rua Kēnana and Ngā Toenga o ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me ngā uri o Maungapōhatu will sign the agreement at Maungapōhatu on Saturday 9 September which bring the statutory pardon a step closer
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today announced the Crown will return to where Rua Kēnana was arrested more than a century ago to sign an historic agreement to advance a statutory pardon for the Tūhoe
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today announced the appointment of creative design and digital media expert, Maru Eva Nihoniho (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu), to the Māori Television Boa
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has praised Rotorua for leading the way in becoming the first bilingual city in New Zealand.
Mr Flavell was in the city today to unveil a plaque to mark the occasion, celebrate the bilingual initiatives throughout the city and launch the #kōrero pin to make it easier for those interested in te reo Māori to converse with each other.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell along with the Whakarewarewa Joint Trust have signed a vesting agreement that will ultimately transfer ownership of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute from the Crown, to Iwi.
Mr Flavell says it’s an important step to strengthen the Crown’s relationship with Wāhiao Tūhourangi and Ngāti Whakaue in this historical establishment.
“This is a significant step in strengthening the relationship between the Crown and Wāhiao Tūhourangi and Ngāti Whakaue.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have today announced the recipients of the first round for the Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund.
“The first round of funding for Ka Hao will provide a total of $3.6 million for the 20 successful applicants,” says Mr Flavell.
“There are some really exciting initiatives ranging from online te reo tools to environmental monitoring systems which will provide skilled opportunities for whānau.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is welcoming nearly $390,000 of funding from Te Puni Kōkiri to support the redevelopment of Mataura Marae – Te Hono o te Ika a Maui ki Ngāi Tahu.
“This investment will enable the marae to be fully utilised and finally bring it to life for the community. This project began 33 years ago and to see it get the funding it needs to be completed will be a tribute to those whose vision it was all those years ago,” says Mr Flavell.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today announced the opening of applications for the third round of the Commercial Advisors Scheme under the Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund.
This round opens in the wake of the June launch of the refreshed He kai kei aku ringa E RERE - the Crown-Māori Economic Development Strategy. Enterprise development is one of the strategy’s five focus areas.
“We have set ambitious goals for the growth of Māori enterprises,” says Mr Flavell.
A new papakāinga housing development will be used to help house whānau who lost their homes in the Edgecumbe floods in April, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith.
The development being built at Kokohinau Marae 5km south of Edgecumbe will eventually be used for affordable housing for kaumatua, but Ngati Awa iwi have elected to initially use it to house whānau impacted by floods.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced a $70,000 investment in Tai Poutini Māori Tourism.
Mr Flavell says the investment supports the preparation and implementation of the Tai Poutini (West Coast) Māori Tourism Strategy and Action Plan to guide iwi investment in the region.
“The Māori economy, is a significant and an increasingly important contributor to New Zealand’s economy with a recent report estimating it to be $50 billion,” Mr Flavell says.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says more young Māori will get help to obtain essential documents to help set them up for their futures after an additional $8 million was allocated in Budget 2017 for Passport to Life.
“This extra $8 million over four years is in addition to the $4 million announced in May,” says Mr Flavell.
Whānau need to play a bigger role in tackling family violence if its scourge is to be removed from communities, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.
“We are struggling to win the fight against family violence and we need to change our approach. We can’t carry on with the same old methods – we’ve got to make changes,” says Mr Flavell.
“Family violence impacts far wider than those who are the victims – it affects the whole whānau. But whānau must be part of the solution.
Applications are now being accepted to a fund set up to support commemoration events for Ngā Rā Maumahara – New Zealand Wars, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.
“Te Pūtake o te Riri - Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund, has opened to support iwi, hapū and whānau commemorate the wars and conflicts between various iwi and the Crown which took place from the late 1840s to the 1870s,” says Mr Flavell.
Those wishing to apply for funding for national and regional events up until June 2018, have until 8 August to apply.
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro and Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell say Government funding will help support the growth of businesses working to make a difference in their communities.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is encouraging more Māori to register and cast their vote after launching a programme aimed at boosting electoral participation.
“The programme is targeting Māori aged 18-29. At the last election, only 55 percent of Māori in this age group voted,” says Mr Flavell.
“They have the lowest rate of participation in our elections, so more has to be done to get them to enrol and vote, and more done to help young people understand the value of their vote.”
A series of suicide prevention videos aimed at rangatahi are helping to shine a light on the issue and encourage young people to open up about their feelings, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.
The fourth and final video in the series, called #OutintheOpen, looks at some of the myths around suicide and encourages rangatahi to share their thoughts and feelings with someone they trust.
Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith and Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced $3.9 million for 32 projects from the 2017 Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.
“The Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund focuses on the development of skilled people and organisations conducting research aligned with the four themes of the Vision Mātauranga policy; indigenous innovation, environmental sustainability, health and social well-being, and exploring indigenous knowledge,” Mr Goldsmith says.
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is thrilled that more than 100 residents at Minginui Village in the Bay of Plenty are a step closer to living in warm and healthy homes.
“The Māori Land Court on Wednesday confirmed the occupation and home ownership status of 57 houses in the village at a special hearing in Murumurunga Marae,” says Mr Flavell.
“The legal declaration clears the way for whānau to access support to upgrade or replace their homes”.
Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean, and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell are looking forward to meeting with Māori businesses when the Small Business Roadshow travel to Kaitaia and Whakatāne later this month.
“The Small Business Roadshow has been traveling around Aotearoa, connecting small businesses with government services,” Ms Dean says.