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The Māori economy is doing well. It's estimated to have a shared wealth of $40 billion, with the biggest investments in the fishing, forestry and farming industries. TDB Advisory, a Wellington financial firm, has been watching the rise and fall of iwi over the past two decades. Company director Phil Barry investigated seven established iwi and their performances. Both Ngai Tahu and Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei outperformed the other five...

Maori poverty in Te Urewera was largely caused by repeated Crown breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi according to the final Waitangi Tribunal Te Urewera report. The Crown was found responsible for Maori communities in Te Urewera being forced to eat rotten potatoes while children grew up dependent on charity for foods and clothes throughout the 20th century. Some Maori families lived in shacks and caves due to a lack of adequate...

The shocking poverty experienced by Te Urewera Māori was in large part caused by the Crown’s many breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal has found in the sixth and final volume of its Te Urewera district inquiry report. The volume, released today, responded to claims made on behalf of the hapu and iwi of Te Urewera and contains three chapters covering environmental, social-economic and other issues. The panel was...

The Waitangi Tribunal's final report into Te Urewera has slammed the Crown for breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. Some Te Urewera families were forced to live in caves and food shortages meant they had to eat rotten potatoes. The sixth and final part of the tribunal's long-running Te Urewera Report was released today. Tuhoe iwi leader Tamati Kruger read the 3500 page report and reflected on the findings of his people's...

Maori poverty in Te Urewera was largely caused by repeated Crown breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi according to the final Waitangi Tribunal Te Urewera report. The Crown was found responsible for Maori communities in Te Urewera being forced to eat rotten potatoes while children grew up dependent on charity for foods and clothes throughout the 20th century. Some Maori families lived in shacks and caves due to a lack of adequate assistance, the...

The Crown is being blamed for introducing pest species into the forests and lands of the Te Urewera people. The final part of the Waitangi Tribunals' Te Urewera report has been released today. It outlines multiple breaches of the Treaty, saying they've contributed to the shocking poverty of the people of the area. Among those is a failure to protect forest flora and fauna, and particularly bird life, which has been ravaged by...

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