Submission Hurunui District Council

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.  

Retirement of Kaumatua Te Porohau Ruka Te Korako

  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

IWPG Peace Conference in Korea

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.    

WEGC Claims & Applications update:

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.

UN Indigenous Womens Rights & Activism

"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


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

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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