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Maori represent almost 25% of Hawke’s Bay’s population, presenting our region with unique challenges and opportunities. And as Treaty claims are settled in our region, Maori involvement in our local governance and economy will increase.

Dale Moffett - No Shortage of Maori Voices

Maori

There has never been a shortage of Maori voices.  Some Maori protest; occupying and blockading, demonstrating anger, grief, lack of redress; emitting skewed images for the media. Other Maori debate; working from within, fighting twice as hard, twice as long,…

BayBuzz11 October 2009

Morry Black - Who Represents Maori?

Maori

The term “Maori” came into common usage around the middle of the nineteenth century when it was applied to the indigenous people of New Zealand. It is generic and refers to all Maori whether of Ngati Kahungunu descent or not.…

BayBuzz11 October 2009

Mike Mohi - Who Speaks for Maori?

Maori

Tena koutou. I would like to give my interpretation on this subject in terms of various natural resource matters under consideration by councils in the region. Recent HB Today newspaper comments from Maori leaders seemed to be at odds as…

BayBuzz11 October 2009

Ngahiwi Tomoana - Waiora, The Aqueous Soul

Maori

When the moon is as thin as an eyelash, it bathes in the life giving water of Tane, Te Waiora o Tane, where it is nourished, polished and rebirthed in its waxing glow. With the rising new moon, fish and…

BayBuzz28 February 2009

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