Te Ture Whenua Māori Act

Proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act: the Federation’s response

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A profile of Pene Brown

‘It’s all about discipline and focus’: A profile of Pene Brown, the Federation’s Tairawhiti Board member

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News for SFF Grants

News of SFF grants: ‘A great fillip for Maori agri-business’

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Te Ture Whenua Māori

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.

Disciplined and Focussed

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.

Sustainable Farming Fund

The Federation of Maori Authorities is welcoming the announcement that agri-business projects it put forward on behalf of its membership and Maori farmers have been awarded grants from the Sustainable Farming Fund this year.

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The Federation has actually provided the pathway to allow us to explore the issues not only of commercialisation, but the issues of people, because the Federation of Māori Authorities is actually about people – tribes and what they might do in terms of taking their investments forward and protecting their whenua." - Tumu Te Heuheu Tukino VIII