Media Releases

20 January 2017
Directors Appointed to Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust
Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Trust) said today that it has appointed three new directors to the board of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trustee Limited, the corporate trustee of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust.
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14 September 2016
GOVERNMENT REJECTS MĀORI COMPROMISE TO KERMADEC SANCTUARY
The Chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Jamie Tuuta, says it is extremely disappointing that talks with the Government have been unable to resolve major Treaty differences with respect to the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill. Te Ohu Kaimoana and iwi representatives worked hard to find a compromise solution where the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary could go ahead and where Māori would not have their rights, as agreed in the 1992 Deed of Settlement, unilaterally expropriated by the Government. Read more >> or to download PDF version click here.

08 September 2016
GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM IS IN THE PHOTOS
At the heart of the global conservation debate, is conservation itself. An ideological conflict in the answer to the question, what is conservation.
Nowhere is the conflict more evident than in the photos that dawn the Hawaiian Convention Centre, the venue for the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Read more >>

28 July 2016
SELECT COMMITTEE SANCTIONS EXTINGUISHING MĀORI FISHING RIGHTS
The Parliamentary Committee making recommendations on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill has ignored the concerns of iwi and supported the confiscation of Māori fishing rights in the Kermadec region. Read more >>

19 July 2016
HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT ON TE PŪTEA WHAKATUPU TRUST
Te Ohu Kaimoana said it welcomes the judgment from the High Court in respect of decisions taken by iwi over the future governance arrangements of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. Read more >>

07 June 2016
SIR GRAHAM LATIMER, 1926 - 2016
Te Ohu Kaimoana is mourning the loss of one of Māoridom’s great leaders and a man who was among those responsible for securing fishing rights for Māori in the late 1980s, resulting in the Māori Fisheries Settlement. Read more >>

20 March 2016
MĀORI TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST KERMADEC SANCTUARYStatement from Mr Jamie Tuuta, Chairman,
Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust)
Te Ohu Kaimoana has filed proceedings in the High Court in Wellington to protect iwi fishing interests in Fisheries Management Area 10, New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone around the Kermadec Islands. Read more >> or to download PDF version click here.

13 January 2016
PROPOSED LAW THREATENS MĀORI FISHING RIGHTS
Proposed legislation for establishing marine protected areas in territorial waters will undermine Māori fishing rights under the Treaty of Waitangi and erode the value of the Māori Fisheries Settlement. Read more >> or
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23 December 2015
MĀORI FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE CONTINUE TO DELIVER TO IWI
Māori fisheries and aquaculture settlements are delivering dividends, with tens of millions of dollars agreed for iwi during 2015, the chief executive of Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust), Peter Douglas, said today. Read more >> or to download PDF version click here.

4 December 2015
NEW DIRECTORS APPOINTED TO AFL
Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust) has appointed experienced seafood industry businesspeople Mr Craig Ellison and Ms Rachel Taulelei to the board of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited. To download PDF version click here.

1 December 2015
NEW DIRECTORS APPOINTED TO MĀORI FISHERIES TRUST

Te Kāwai Taumata (the Māori Fisheries Electoral College) has appointed three new directors to the board of Te Ohu Kaimoana.
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2 October 2015
- Te Ohu Kaimoana considers Government’s plan to create marine
reserve around the Kermadec Islands

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16 March 2015
- Working Group formed to assist iwi with 2015 Review considerations
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- Terms of Reference for Iwi Working Group

6 March 2015
- Review proposes changes to Māori Fisheries structures
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- Questions and Answers 2015 Review
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6 November 2013
New Directors Appointed to Board of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited

30 April 2013
Labour MP Hon Parekura Horomia

15 February 2013
Foreign Charter Vessel Bill threatens value of Maori Fisheries

15 February 2013
Sir Mark Solomon Joins Board Of Māori Fisheries Trust

11 November 2012
Te Ohu Kaimoana commemorates Sealord Deal

23 July 2012
Iwi Fisheries Meet for Annual Conference

3 July 2012
Address to the International Whaling Commission (IWC64)
Matiu Rei, Chairman, Te Ohu Kaimoana

2 March 2012
Te Ohu Kaimoana Welcomes Release of Ministerial Panel Report

17 October 2011
Foreign chartered fishing vessels make valuable contribution to Maori economy

21 September 2011
New Chair of AFL announced

26 July 2011
Time for Iwi to Weave Together Common Fishing Interests

13 May 2011
Directors Appointed to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited