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Panui from NZ Maori Council | Nationwide Hui | Now to 18 Sep 2013

A Letter from the New Zealand Maori Council, Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

26 August 2013

He Panui

Tena koutou

Nationwide consultation on the Crown’s review of the Community Development Act commences in September 2013, at a time when the New Zealand Māori Council is challenging Crown action on a number of issues vital to Māori rights and interests. These include rights to water, to the radio spectrum, to the benefits of the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, to citizenship and electoral rights and to provide safety to Māori communities through the Māori Wardens.

The Council is concerned that the timing of the consultation process when these cases are pending and the exclusion of the Council as a partner in the consultation process puts at risk the Council’s work of advocating for and protecting Māori communities. Details about the Council’s current and past action to protect Māori rights and interests are attached to this letter.

This letter encourages you either to attend the consultation hui www.tpk.govt.nz/en/consultation/mcda/ or to relay your views to the Council Secretary, Karen Waterreus (karen@maoricouncil.com).

The unique feature of Council is its statutory mandate to work for and on behalf of the greater Māori community. Council works for all Māori, whoever we are and wherever we are. Council still has a job to do to protect Māori rights and interests and must remain in existence.

Ngā mihi
Maanu Paul, Co-Chair and Sir Edward Taihākurei Durie, Co-Chair
The New Zealand Maori Council
Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

Upcoming Hui Dates

  • Whangārei Wed 4 September 8.30-10.30am Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Marae Porowini Avenue, Whangarei
  • Auckland (North) Wed 4 September 4-6pm Orakei Marae 59b Kitemoana Street, Orakei
  • Auckland (South) Thurs 5 September 8.30-10.30am Te Puea Marae 41 Miro Road, Mangere
  • Palmerston North Thurs 5 September 4-6pm Kingsgate Hotel 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
  • Whanganui Tues 10 September 8-10am Te Taura Whiri Building (TPK Office) 357 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui
  • New Plymouth Tues 10 September 2-4pm Mururaupatu Marae Te Arei Road, R.D. 3
  • Hamilton Weds 11 September 8-10am Rangiaowhia Marae TWOA, Raroera Campus, Te Rapa
  • Rotorua Weds 11 September 1-3pm Te Papaiouru Marae Ohinemutu
  • Christchurch Thurs 12 September 8-10am Twiggers Addington Raceway
  • Nelson Thurs 12 September 2.30-4.30am Whakatu Marae 99 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
  • Lower Hutt Tues 17 September 9-11am Waiwhetu Marae Puketapu Grove, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt
  • Porirua Tues 17 September 2-4pm Takapuwahia Marae 2 Nohorua Street, Porirua
  • Dunedin Weds 18 September 8-10am Arai I te Uru Marae 24 Shetland Street,

 

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IDT One-Day Retreats New Zealand 2013

  • Palmerston North Retreat: “Refresh and Restore”
    • Saturday 10 August, 2013
    • Facilitator:  Gillian Hunt
  • Auckland Retreat: “Draw Where it Hurts”
    • Saturday 28 September, 2013
    • Facilitator:  Russell Withers

New Zealand Foundation Courses 2013

FOUNDATION COURSE

Unit One Unit Two
Hamilton 5-6 July 8-9 July
Napier 16-17 August 6-7 September
Dunedin 6-7 September 9-10 September
Whangarei 3-4 October 7-8 October
Auckland 4-5 October 7-8 October
Wellington 11-12 October 25-26 October
  • Advanced Course; Auckland – 25-27 July

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COURSES

Course

Dates

Wellington Children & Adolescents 19-20 September
Auckland IDT-based Supervision 11-12 October
Auckland Couples & Family 7-8 November

Hikoi for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices in Palmerston North 15 May 2013

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Click here for the Hikoi schedule over the coming months.

Hikoi for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices Makes it to the Final Month

UPCOMING HIKOI EVENTS…COUNTING DOWN TO THE FINISH LINE

Annie Chapman is walking the length of the North Island along the Te Araroa trail to raise awareness about the need for better mental healthcare options in NZ and gather signatures for a petition to parliament. She left Cape Reinga in December 2012 and is passing through every town on her way to Wellington. The Hikoi reaches the Beehive on the 11th of June. Anyone with an interest is welcome to join the Hikoi events:  parents, family members, friends, professionals, town-planners and people with lived experience.

  • Fielding: 13 May, Community Hikoi Meeting, Manchester House Social Services, 68 Aorangi St, Feilding; Monday 13 May 9:00am
  • Palmerston North; May 15; Community Hikoi Meeting, Manawatu Supporting Families, Level 3 Westside Chambers, 151 The Square, Palmerston North, 1pm – 3pm Wednesday May 15th
  • Otaki 23rd May: Details Coming Soon
  • Coastal Track 25/26 June, Join Annie Walking: Walking Coastal Track Waikanae to Paekakariki: 25/26 May: Bring your banners!
    • Sat 25th meet 10am Waikanae bridge SH1
    • Sun 26th meet 10am Raumati Beach below swimming pool complex, end of Garden Rd
  • Wellington; 27 May, Open Dialogue Seminar with Jaana Castella featuring Annie Chapman, Newtown Community Centre, 6:30-8:30pm, $20 waged / koha unwaged
  • Wellington 29 May, Community Hikoi Meeting: Time and venue TBC
  • Raumati: 30 May, Community Hikoi Meeting, Te Ara Korowai, 1 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach, 12pm – 2 pm
  • New Plymouth: 5/6 June: Community Hikoi Meeting, Time and Venue coming soon
  • Mt Kaukau Walking Leg: Sunday 9 June: Join Annie Walking: Walk Mt Kaukau- Botanical Gardens with banner. Meet at Mt Kaukau viewing platform 10am
  • Wellington: Tuesday 11 June: The Home Run: Walk from Botanical gardens to Parliament with banner in morning (huge crowd very welcome!!).  Meet 10.30am Rose Gardens, arrive at parliament 12 noon for petition presentation 12.30pm lunchtime Hikoi picnic. Hooray!!!
  • Wellington: 11 June: Picnic at Parliament and Petition Presentation: Celebrate and support the Hikoi’s message to parliament by joining a lunchtime picnic on the lawn of the Beehive as Annie Chapman presents the Petition for Better Mental-Healthcare Choices  and supporting evidence to parliament. More details coming soon. 

 

Save and print a copy of the Paper Petition to help gather signatures!

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Ministry Consultation on Payment for Family Carers

Please find below the information about the Ministry of Health’s consultation on payment for family carers.

The Ministry is holding workshops in various cities.

  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Dunedin, Tuesday 2nd October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Christchurch, Wednesday 3rd October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Wellington, Monday 8th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Hamilton, Tuesday 9th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Auckland, Wednesday 10th October.
  • Workshops afternoon and evening, Palmerston North, Tuesday 16th October.

Please let Auckland Disability Law know if you would like them to coordinate an additional independent community hui in Auckland to discuss the consultation and to assist people in completing their own submissions.

The closing date and time for submissions is 5 pm, Tuesday 6 November 2012

Contact

Auckland Disability Law
Phone 09 257 5140
Fax 09 275 4693
Mobile 0274575140
email info@adl.org.nz
www.aucklanddisabilitylaw.org.nz