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.
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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