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Māori Law Society supports all lawyers using te reo Māori in Court

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“Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aoteaora, the Māori Law Society, supports all lawyers using te reo Māori in the Courts and in practice,” says Glenn Tootill, Tumuaki Tāne (Co-President) of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa. This statement comes in response to an incident at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday where a Crown Law Office lawyer was queried …

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Tumuaki celebrate 30th Anniversary in LawTalk

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We are so proud of our Tumuaki Glenn and Marcia for being featured in the latest edition of LawTalk. If you haven’t received your copy yet, you can check the story out here. The articles also features our 30th Anniversary Hui-ā-Tau as well as the awards we created to celebrate this anniversary. Congratulations ano to Glenn and Marcia!

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Te Hūnga Roīa Māori supports wāhine toa seeking to take the helm of the NZ Law Society; endorses Tiana Epati for NZ Law Society President

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Read MEDIA RELEASE here Me aro koe ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one  Pay heed to the mana of women The New Zealand Law Society Council will shortly elect a new President to lead the legal profession and two wāhine toa, Nerissa Barber and Tiana Epati, have put their hands up to take the role.  They do so at a time when the legal profession faces significant challenges around culture change; the …

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Ngā Hoa Aroha Panel

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In response to our commitment to assist members in need of support, the Ngā Hoa Aroha panel is a subcommittee established by the Executive to promote fellowship and mutual support amongst our members The role of Ngā Hoa Aroha is to proactively provide tautoko and awhi to our members on a completely confidential basis. The Ngā Hoa Aroha panel will be made …

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Te Hunga Roia Maori Media Release on Separation of Powers

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Te Hunga Roia are becoming increasingly concerned about comments being made by some Members of Parliament questioning the role and decisions of the Waitangi Tribunal. The Waitangi Tribunal was established to inquire into and make recommendations on well-founded claims against the Crown. This is effectively a check by one branch of the Government on the other. However, in recent times, some MPs have been making …

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Te Hunga Rōia Māori response to Colmar Brunton Survey

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Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa, the New Zealand Māori Law Society, is committed to working alongside law firms and other workplaces to ensure a safe workplace culture and provide support to any Te Hunga Roia Māori members.   Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa maintains this commitment particularly in light of the Colmar Brunton results on the workplace environment.    To read our full media release click below. MEDIA RELEASE THRMOA response …

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Law Reform Submission – Sub-committees

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As part of our commitment to provide an informed, reasoned and representative voice for Te Ao Maori, Te Hunga Roia are implementing the following sub-committees to enable us to comment and provide feedback on Bills before Parliament and discussions papers that impact Maori. Criminal & Youth Law – Chris Merrick Family Law – Tracey Norton Whenua Maori, Treaty, Natural Resources …

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Kura Reo 2018 – 4-7 o Hōngongoi, Hoani Waititi marae, Tāmaki Makaurau

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Kua tuwhera ngā rēhita mō te Kura Reo. Ka tū ki Hoani Waititi marae, Tāmaki Makaurau, 4-7 o Hōngongoi. Registrations for our Kura Reo are now open. The Kura Reo will be held at Hoani Waititi marae, from the 4th to the 7th of July. Kura Reo is an opportunity to be fully immersed in te reo Māori, with lessons …

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Revised Proposal to Te Hunga Rōia Maori Membership fee 2018

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On 22 March 2018, the Executive of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa’s (THRMOA) produced a consultation document that proposed to introduce a Membership fee for members of THRMOA. All responses received were in support of the proposal to implement a Membership fee. Members also indicated that they considered the proposed amounts to be very reasonable. However, issues regarding the …

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Submission on Te Aheawhe Tāke (Tax Working Group) – Future of Tax

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Te Aheawhe Tāke (Tax Working Group), chaired by former Finance Minister Hon Sir Michael Cullen, will provide recommendations to Government to improve the fairness, balance and structure of the New Zealand tax system over the next 10 years. Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa support moves to broaden the tax base and create a fairer tax system. We are in …

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