iKARERE Issue 52, September 2015 | Te Ohu Kaimoana
Regional Hui and Discussion Document

We are receiving good feedback from MIOs and AHCs on our discussion document that we distributed via email. The document outlines our proposed work priorities for Te Ohu Kaimoana and has been developed as a result of the resolutions passed by iwi at the Special General Meeting in June. You can download the discussion document here.

Have Your Say

The dates for our Regional Hui to discuss these proposals have been finalised.  Click here to view dates, times and venues.  We’ve had a couple of good sessions at Gisborne and Rotorua. If you are unable to attend our hui, please send us your views by email by Friday 16 October. Send to ika@teohu.maori.nz

Nelson Regional Hui venue
PLEASE NOTE: The venue for Nelson hui is now Trailways Hotel, 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. Refreshments from 10am. Hui on Te Ohu priorities and discussion document begins at 10.30am to 12.30pm. A session on allocation of aquaculture assets will be held after lunch from 1.30pm to 3pm. Check out the website for details.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust unveils new website

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust, the Māori Fisheries Settlement entity that provides scholarships and educational assistance to Māori, unveiled its new website at the Ngā Whetū Hei Whai - Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures Conferencee held at the Claudelands Exhibition Centre in Hamilton last week. You can access all information about available scholarships, current and previous scholars, conference information and more at the new website here: www.tpwt.maori.nz.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust website.

New reporting standards for charities

If your MIO or AHC is a charity, there are now new reporting standards for the financial statements within your annual returns to Charities Services. The Department of Internal Affairs has full information available on the Charities website.  All registered charities must file an annual return and attach financial statements. Until now, there have been no minimum standards on the content or the quality of those financial statements. The new standards came into effect at the beginning of the 2015 financial year.

Survey Results Available Online

Some of the thinking in our Discussion Document was guided by the results of a recent survey we conducted with iwi organisations and others in the fishing industry. We received 60 responses from people working in a variety of fisheries roles with iwi, including Asset Holding Companies, Mandated Iwi Organisations and customary fisheries. The responses make for interesting reading and we are sure that iwi will also find them of interest. Download the survey results here. If you have any questions about the review, please email us.

Survey Results


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

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