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iKARERE - Issue 40 - May 2014 - Te Ohu Kaimoana
Te Ohu names Global Fisheries Scholar 2015

Charles Rowe

Te Ohu Kaimoana is pleased to announce that the next Global Fisheries Scholar is Charles Rowe (Ngati Mutunga). Charles, who is originally from Hikuai, near Thames, is currently studying at Peking University. He will take up his scholarship at the beginning of next year.
Read the full article here.

Read more about Scholar's focus on food security, Asian culture.

Fishing Industry seeks cautionary approach to iron sand mining

Te Ohu Kaimoana, iwi and fishing industry groups have called for “caution” from the Environmental Protection Authority as it considers a proposal from Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd to mine iron sand deposits from the South Taranaki Bight.

Read the full article here.

Download our submissions here.

Read our Guest Article by Debbie Packer

Eel Symposium at Hopuhopu

Eel Symposium

Te Wai Māori recently sent out information about the upcoming Eel Symposium, to be held at the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development in Hopuhopu, Ngāruawāhia on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 June. The programme for the two-day hui can be found here. Registrations are now open for those who are interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you there.

New Space Regional Aquaculture Agreements


Iwi Aquaculture Organisations (IAOs) and the Crown are at a critical juncture in the work to develop New Space Regional Aquaculture Agreements (NSRAA). Agreements for IAOs in priority regions are meant to be completed in the next five weeks but this timeframe won’t be achieved because preparatory work is not yet completed. Read more.

11-Year Review underway

11 Year Review

In February, Te Ohu Kaimoana sent letters to all iwi providing information about the 11-Year Review of the governance arrangements of the Māori Fisheries Settlement structures and the restrictions on the sale of the Settlement Assets. This process is now underway. The initial step is for the iwi Electoral Colleges to convene and appoint a representative to the Review Committee, which is responsible for appointing a reviewer, setting the terms of reference and distributing the report to relevant entities once the review has been completed.

At this stage, only about half of the Electoral Colleges have appointed a person to the Committee of Representatives. Te Ohu Kaimoana urges the remaining Electoral Colleges to meet and make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure that all iwi can participate in this important review.

Our website contains necessary information about the review. If iwi require any other assistance, please email us at review@teohu.maor.nz or contact Simon Karipa at Te Ohu Kaimoana.



Contact Te Ohu Kaimoana- phone: +64 4 931 9500 website: www.teohu.maori.nz

For more information email: ika@teohu.maori.nz