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19 September 2016
KERMADEC QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Download our questions and answers document to help your understanding of the Kermadec issue. This can be printed off and handed out at various meetings in your rohe, or download the PDF version and emailed to your contacts. Help us get our message out. Click here to download PDF
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.
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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 - Click here to read full text >>
2 June 2016 - Te Ohu Kaimoana's presentation to the Parliamentary Local Government & Environment Select Committee hearing submissions on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill.
2 June 2016
TE AUPOURI PRESENTATION TO SELECT COMMITTEE. The Chairman of Te Aupōuri, Rick Witana, joined with Te Ohu Kaimoana to present to the Local Government & Environment Select Committee. - Click here to read his full speech>>
20 April 2016 - OUR WORK TO PROTECT MĀORI FISHERIES RIGHTS EXTINGUISHED BY KERMADEC OCEAN SANCTUARY - Te Ohu Kaimoana filed proceedings in the High Court in Wellington on 18 March to protect iwi interests in Fisheries Management Area 10, New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone around the Kermadec Islands. READ MORE >>
12 April 2016 - TE OHU KAIMOANA RESPONDS TO HON SANDRA LEE - Ms Lee has missed the point and needs to listen more carefully or read better information about what iwi and Te Ohu Kaimoana are actually saying. READ MORE >>
11 April 2016 - MEDIA ADVISORY - MĀORI LEADERSHIP SPEAKS OUT OVER KERMADEC OCEAN SANCTUARY - Prominent Māori leaders will hold a media conference today (Monday 11 April) to set out concerns they hold over the Government’s proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. READ MORE >>
11 April 2016 - Maori leaders set out concerns over the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary
11 April 2016 - Māori leaders tell govt to ‘back off’ over Kermadec sanctuary (Te Karere)
28 April 2016
TE OHU KAIMOANA SUBMISSION ON KERMADEC OCEAN SANCTUARY BILL - Download our submission on the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.
1 April 2016 - IWI UNANIMOUS IN SUPPORTING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST CROWN - Iwi organisations named in the Māori Fisheries Act have pledged their unanimous support for legal action being taken by Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust) against the Government’s proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. READ MORE >>
30 March 2016 - SPEECH TO OPEN MĀORI FISHERIES CONFERENCE BY JAMIE TUUTA, CHAIRMAN, TE OHU KAIMOANA - Before we begin today, I want to say a few words about the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. It is important to let you all know exactly where Te Ohu Kaimoana stands on this, in light of our recent High Court action against the Crown. READ MORE >>
27 March 2016 - NORTHLAND IWI GETS BEHIND KERMADEC INITATIVE AND SUPPORTS MĀORI FISHING RIGHTS - “Te Aupouri has had an ongoing relationship with the Kermadec Islands and ocean region since the beginning of time, as have other iwi. The Kermadecs have both an historical and contemporaneous relationship with our people,” the Chairman of Te Aupouri, Riki Witana, said today. READ MORE >>
20 March 2016 - MĀORI TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST KERMADEC SANCTUARY - 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 >>
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released details of its operational review of the Fisheries Act 1996. The review, which was announced last year by the Minister, Hon Nathan Guy, was aimed at improving the framework under which New Zealand’s fisheries are managed.