2019 Māori Legal, Business and Governance Forum
Achieving Māori aspirations in a post-settlement world
- What new policy can PSGEs expect from the Government?
- Helping Māori business thrive
- Progress on treaty settlements
- Responding to National Policy Statements on freshwater and forestry
- Understanding the Māori Freshwater Forum’s response to the Freshwater Accord
- Mana Whenua Mana Tāngata in Napier’s Te Whanganui-a-Orotū harbour estuary, hapū cogovernance and how this fits into the National Template.
- Learn how WAI2575 findings may affect PSGEs delivering health and social services
- Māori PHOs (WAI1315) and National Hauora Coalition (WAI2687) claims
- Learn where opportunities lie to promote the wellbeing of whanau
Kerri Nuku, Kaiwhakahaere, NZ Nurses Organisation
- How to build a national association of Māori tech and investment
- Understand what innate tech advantages Māori have – cultural content, values, social enterprise, environment
- How to build a sustainable model for tech entrepreneurship from regional NZ
- Web 3.0, IOT, AI, VR/AR, Robotic Process Automation, Edge Computing and Blockchain
Hear how Āhau is using blockchain data collection and digital identity protocol to empower Māori with access, ownership and management of personal data. As part of Digital Identity NZ, Āhau is building stronger, healthier communities, and fostering greater use of community resources.
When a PSGE concludes settlement with the Crown, challenges can arise in running an asset holding company, community services and rūnanga. Ngāi Tāmanuhiri’s CEO explains what legal requirements to expect and gives advice on Waitangi Tribunal claims, litigation and dispute resolution.
- Challenges and opportunities from globalisation
- Threats around advertising and marketing, products and services
- Packaging and labelling: issues to be wary of so it’s safe to export.
- An overview of the Trusts Act 2019
- Practical implications for PSGEs
- Further possible reform (Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and Incorporated Societies Act 1908)
A Kiwa Digital showcase, from making a digital story about Whangaroa iwi to developing VoiceQ which is now recognised by Netflix and licensed to 184 studios globally
There can be conflict when PSGEs want to give dividends from land developments to iwi members and this clashes with valuing the heritage of the land.
Reviewing Māori positions on land development, investment and Environment Court
Offsetting cultural impact
Shaun Awatere, Resource Economist, Landcare Research
LINZ’s Commissioner of Crown Lands demonstrates the First Right of Refusal process and how LINZ is making this more accessible, as well as explaining LINZ’s role as a regulator of disposals through Treaty settlement standards.
Also, learn how the LINZ disposal portal for iwi users works.
How to build capacity for Mana Whenua to complete Cultural Values Assessments
Navigating RMA processes/urban planning through a value-based and governance-aligned framework
How to land cultural outcomes through contested and non-Māori processes.
Edward Ashby, Māori heritage expert, Ashby Heritage
Over 87% of all Maori company value has been estimated to lie in intangible assets. Find out how to identify, assess, protect and value Māori intangible assets.
A panel discussion about co-governance, the different levels of Māori representation on councils across the country, and whether the Local Electoral Act successfully brings Māori into local government and co-governance.
Andrew Judd, former New Plymouth District Council mayor
Eugene Berryman-Kamp, Te Arawa River Iwi Trust
How sustainability concerns are affecting traditional agriculture exports – dairy, honey, wine, seafood
Are sustainability responsibilities increasing costs?
Iwi responses to planting, biofuel, and the Kyoto Protocol
How can Māori maximise property investment?
Borrowing and finance options for PSGEs
Find out what's behind the success of Hi-Tech Māori companies.
After the Crown settles its historical Treaty breaches with Iwi, councils are left with the costs of developing and implementing co-governance and co-management arrangements. Funding to effectively and successfully support local government to work with PSGEs after settlement is minimal and short term thereby placing the ongoing costs for resolving the Crowns historical breaches on local and regional ratepayers. Building on the LGNZ March 2018 report the Cost of Implementing Treaty Settlements and 2019 submissions to the Productivity Commission this presentation clarifies Waikato Regional Council’s position on this matter and raises awareness as to why this issue should also be a concern for iwi.
Neville Williams, Director of Community and Services, Waikato Regional Council
The Tax Working Group’s recommendation for a Capital Gains Tax was not enacted by government – but it’s important to know how Water Abstraction Tax and other incoming taxes may affect Māori businesses and NGOs.
Hear how ICT can bolster or harm democratic elections for rūnanga
Learn how to get ICT right to communicate between iwi, media and the public.
Learn how Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, MBIE’s Te Pūnaha Hiringa Māori Innovation Fund, Creative HQ, Robett Hollis, Crowe Horwath and Ernst & Young Tahi have boosted the business incubator Kōkiri
What MBIE’s Te Pūnaha Hiringa Māori Innovation Fund can do for any startup Māori business
Success stories from Kōkiri innovators
- How the new Crown Entity will be set up and what it will do
- How Maori perspectives, the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles are to be considered when undertaking housing and urban development.
- A discussion about the new Kāinga Ora (Homes and Communities) Bill and how it recognises Maori interests.
- Discussion of new functions including to support and enable the aspirations of Maori relating to urban development
Partnerships, procurement and healthcare services – business versus charity options
Finding funding from outside of PHOs
Dealing with data ownership in government-funded contracts