The proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, the main piece of legislation governing Māori land, are being cautiously welcomed by the Federation of Māori Authorities, the only representative body for land management entities.
Pehimana Haapu (Pene) Brown, the Federation’s Tairawhiti Board representative, is well versed in serving the interests of whanau, hapu and iwi and comes from a long line of people that have been heavily committed to advancing the causes of Maori collectives.
Launched at the Federation of Māori Authorities Conference in 2013, these awards, held for the first time, honour and celebrate the success and achievements of Māori business leaders and companies.
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