“For us meaningful relationships are what count and in order for us to remain strong we need to reflect back to leadership of the past.” – Sharon Hawke, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust Limited
Kiriwaitingi Rei, Chair of the Putauaki Trust says there are business opportunities in America and Japan. “Ko ngā hua ka puta mai ko ngā puehu o te miraka kau ka tae atu ki tāwāhi ki Amerika, ki te whenua o Japan.”
“There's a world of difference between what she said on the forecourt - big talk to Greenpeace and what she actually said in her post-cabinet presser. Even getting rid of it and ending all new gas and oil exploration - frankly, I doubt that will happen, but I think words really matter.” – Simon Bridges, New Zealand National Party leader
Extra: Today, Auckland iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei commemorates the day their tūpuna signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840.
"We've been going to Ireland for just under a year now and it's been a fantastic experience. Not too dissimilar to NZ, the people, the land, the culture, and of course there's a lot of Kiwis with rugby up there as well. It's like a second home so we're excited to be working up there." - Andrew Te Whaiti, Amanti Tourism
Gisborne-based Amanti is a small Māori business specialising in tourism and technology.
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"We do struggle with some sort of scenarios where people aren't getting the education or the information that they need. I can say yes we're definitely supported by the leadership within Te Ao Māori and iwi, however, Joe Blow down the road at the marae still thinks that this is a gay man's disease."
"Prime Minister your bold words around climate change and about tackling it head on have inspired us, and have the power to inspire the world. So today we are encouraging you to turn those words into action, by taking a decisive move to end oil exploration." - Kim Simcock, Greenpeace New Zealand