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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,


Disability Forum 29 August 2013

Disability forum: Trading in Public Places bylaw review and Signage bylaw review

  • Date: 29 August 2013
  • Venue: Recreation Centre, Awhina House, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, 545 Parnell Road (Parkside Entrance. Parking is behind the Jubilee Building. Entry to the Recreation Centre is from the car park). 
  • Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

Do all businesses in Auckland keep the pavements clear so you can navigate them easily with your cane or wheelchair? Do you have any feedback for Auckland Council and Auckland Transport about how bylaws could improve our streetscape?

The Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are reviewing the regulations that relate to trading in public places and signage as part of the wider bylaw review project.

The purpose of the review is to look at the existing regulations and develop two new bylaws to control the use of signage and trading in public places in Auckland.

The reviews aim to identify common issues with signage and trading and identify the most appropriate means to address those issues.  Where necessary we will develop bylaws (Auckland Transport and Auckland Council) to protect the public from nuisance, maintain public safety and amenity and minimise potential offence as a result of unregulated signage and trading activities.

As part of the review we would like to engage with disabled people in the early stages of the project to gather information on the following:

  • What issues do disable people experience related to signage and the activity of trading in public places eg the placing of: signs on the footpath, tables and chairs outside cafes
  • how existing forms of regulation work
  • what does not work
  • what are common issues for disabled people relating to signage and trading in public places
  • what should the new bylaws address

A three hour workshop has been set up for Thursday 29 August from 10am until 1pm at the Recreation Centre, Awhina House, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind at 545 Parnell Road (Parkside Entrance. Parking is behind the Jubilee Building. Entry to the Recreation Centre is from the car park).

The venue has level access with onsite car parking, including accessible car parks and accessible bathroom facilities.  A PA system will be used.

Morning tea will be provided

New Zealand  Sign Language Interpreters have been booked for the forum.  please confirm if you will need the Interpreters by Thursday 22 August by emailing Kristin Spyve or Rebekah Stuart- Wilson.

Please RSVP for the forum. Can you please RSVP to Kristin Spyve or Rebekah Stuart- Wilson on the below contact details by Thursday 22 August.

Kristin Spyve

Rebekah Stuart- Wilson

Please also contact Kristin or Rebekah to discuss any other access needs.

An agenda for the forum will be emailed to all registered participants on Monday 26 August.
Recreation Centre, Awhina House,
545 Parnell Road, Parnell 1052 (Parkside entrance)

Link to google maps to show the location