Listed below the WEGC meetings, engagements and submissions for the period 3 August 2017 to 27 June 2018. Filed submissions will be uploaded and available to view here. 03/08/17 Fresh Water Rescue Plan - meeting David Parker Labour. 04/09/17 WEGC support Millan Ruka Poroti Springs - protest march. Whangarei. 02/09/17 - 09/09/17 WEGC … Continue reading Update WEGC schedule 3/8/17 – 27/6/18
17th-18th May 2018. WEGC Submission: against - Hurunui District Council / Hurunui Water Project Submitted by Warren Thompson. Waitaha ki Wairau attend the reading of the submission. Warren, Carl, Margaret Thompson & Jane Ruka attend the hearing. News link here.
Friday 3rd November 2017 The Waitaha Grandmothers Executive Council advise that the Rangatira Te Porohau Ruka Te Korako has retired from his work for the Nation of Waitaha and in connection with the claim Wai 1940. We acknowledge and are grateful for his past advice, direction and expertise in maoritanga and tohunga -matauranga. The Wananga … Continue reading Retirement of Kaumatua Te Porohau Ruka Te Korako
WEGC grandmothers are invited to Korea for the Peace conference: Te Miringa Rosina Huriwai – Ngai Tu, Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou, Waitaha Jane Mihingarangi Ruka – Waitaha, Ngati Pakau, Te Uriroroi, Ngapuhi. 21/09/17. WEGC grandmothers are invited to the NZ Embassy Korea. UNI Cemetary in Pasan.
On 22nd June 2017 the final reading of Wai 1940 was read at Terenga Paraoa Marae in Whangarei. WEGC members present: Te Rangapu Ruka Te Korako Miriama Solomon Annie Bottcher Te Miringa Huriwai Mere Taylor Rakete Kathy Tuhiwai Ngaronoa Kimura Heather Hallman Jane Ruka Waitaha Grandfathers: Milan Ruka Waitaha Advisory Panel: Warren Te Pahi Thompson … Continue reading Final reading for Wai 1940.
WEGC claims & applications updates (table of events) WEGC claims update Maca application Further Submissions filed through other environmental groups: WEGC Submission re Freshwater amendment act via Forest & Bird submission. WEGC Submission against the milling of ancient trees via Greenpeace NZ.
"The annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York, from 24 April to 5 May, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. " - See more here
Water Conservation Application for 38 rivers in Te Tai Poutini, West Coast, South Island New Zealand. Final Water Conservation Order Radio NZ interview with Lois Williams at 10:38 mins (* Waitaha Awa river photographs courtesty of Millan Ruka Environmental River Patrol)
26/ 2/ 2017 WEGC members inspect the area where the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme will be built. The WEGC Grandmothers are working hard to protect the waterways of Aotearoa. The visit to the Dam area is for research & documentation purposes as they are actively supporting Forest & Bird. Latest News regarding the the … Continue reading Ruataniwha
The Waitaha Executive Grandmothers Council submission in the matter of the National Fresh water and Geothermal resources inquiry including the Brief of Evidence by Dr Makere Stewart Harawira. wai-2358-d054 wai-2358-d054a wai-2358-d086 2nd brief of evidence Wai2358 and Wai1940