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Hon Parekura Horomia
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Member since: 16 August 2007
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Educated at the Mangatuna Native School and Tolaga Bay Area School and brought up in an extended whanau with particular guidance from his grandmother. After initial labouring, fencing and scrub cutting jobs in his teenage years, he worked in all aspects of the Newspaper Industry and qualified as a printer. He then worked as a shearer farm overseer and forestry and fencing contractor. From there he moved into a career path which eventually led him to become one of the country's most high ranking Maori public servants.

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Friday, 1 August 2008
Historical step for Ngai Tuhoe and the Crown “The signing of the Terms of Negotiation is a significant milestone for both Ngai Tkhoe and the Crown. 1019 views

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori puts Maori language online "Maori Language Week is an entire week dedicated to celebrating the beauty of one our most paramount taonga tuku iho –Te reo Maori. 341 views

Thursday, 26 June 2008
E Whakaawe ana te Ohu o Waenganui o Te Ika a Maui Me whakahihi ra tatou katoa ki nga whakatutukitanga a nga iwi o Waenganui o Te Ika a Maui ki tenei whakataunga i ki te Minita mo nga Take Maori, a Parekura Horomia, i te rangi nei. 467 views

The CNI Collective Inspires "We should all be proud of what the iwi of the Central North Island have achieved with this settlement" Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today. 242 views

Friday, 23 May 2008
Investing in the future of Mori Mori are entrepreneurial, youthful and dynamic and Budget 2008 aims to harness this potential and grow it to help secure Mori now and into the future, says Minister of Mori Affairs, Parekura Horomia. 200 views

Investing in the future of Maori Maori are entrepreneurial, youthful and dynamic and Budget 2008 aims to harness this potential and grow it to help secure Maori now and into the future, says Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia. 820 views

Saturday, 23 February 2008
He pou tarāwaho hou mō te arotake i Te Aho Matua kura kaupapa Māori Minister responsible for the Education Review Office, Chris Carter, and Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia were at Hoani Waititi Marae in Auckland today [Friday] to launch the new framework for reviewing Te Aho Matua kura kauapapa Māori. 471 views

Thursday, 21 February 2008
CNI signing: a positive step forward Hainatanga a CNI: He hikoinga tōrunga whakamua. 284 views

Thursday, 7 February 2008
Ka taurangitia e te Ture Takutaimoana te tiakitanga o ngā tika o te Māori. “He ahunga whakamua whakahirahira te hainatanga, I te rangi nei, o te Kirimini Upoko hei tautoko I te mana o ngā hapÅ« o Ngāti Porou, e pā ana ki te takutaimoana kei roto I tā rātou rohe,” e kÄ« ana te Minita mō ngā Take Māori, a Parekura Horomia. 280 views

Foreshore and Seabed Act guarantees protection of Māori rights “Today's signing of the Heads of Agreement to recognise the mana of ngā hapÅ« o Ngāti Porou in relation to the foreshore and seabed in their rohe, is welcomed as an important step forward,” says Minister of Māori Affairs, Parekura Horomia "This Agreement recognises the special relationship and the enduring and unbroken mana of ngā hapÅ« o Ngāti Porou in their rohe’s takutaimoana while also ensuring that public interests and access are protected." “This is a major achievement for both this Labour-led government and Māori. 243 views

Thursday, 17 January 2008
A farewell to New Zealand’s most celebrated Maori writer “Hone Tuwhare was a legendary poet whose works weaved together both Maori and English literature in an unique and memorable way.” Minister for Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today as he paid tribute to the late Hone Tuwhare. 352 views

Saturday, 22 December 2007
Agreement Reached With Primary Principals Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia today announced settlement of the Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement. 193 views

Monday, 17 December 2007
Mâori education report shows tangible improvement Mâori continue to make gains in the education system, an annual report on Mâori achievement shows. 209 views

Two new Mäori Land Court judges appointed Minister of Mäori Affairs, Parekura Horomia today announced the appointment of Mr Craig Coxhead and Mr Stephen Clark to the bench of the Mäori Land Court. 420 views

Friday, 14 December 2007
Ka hanga painga ake te pire hou hei âwhina i te Mâori Kei te tautoko te Minita mô ngâ Take Mâori, a Parekura Horomia, i ngâ whakapainga ki çtahi ture, mai i ngâ whakarerekçtanga kei roto i te Pire Take Mâori 2007. 227 views

New Bill makes improvements for the benefit of Mâori Minister of Mâori Affairs Parekura Horomia welcomes the improvements to some existing legislation from changes proposed in the Mâori Purposes Bill 2007. 235 views

Thursday, 13 December 2007
He Pire whakahoki i te taitara o Mauao ki te tangata whenua Kei te tautoko te Minita mō ngā Take Māori, a Parekura Horomia, i te Pire Whakareia Rāhui Hitori o Mauao, e tautoko ana i te kirimihi kua hainatia i waenga i Tauranga Moana Iwi, Waitaha, me te Karauna i te marama o Here-turi-kōkā, i tēnei tau, ki te whakahoki i te taitara o Mauao ki te tangata whenua. 284 views

Bill returns the title of Mauao to tāngata whenua Minister of Māori Affairs Parekura Horomia welcomes the first reading of the Mauao Historic Reserve Vesting Bill which gives effect to the agreement signed between Tauranga Moana Iwi, Waitaha and the Crown in August this year to return the title of Mauao to tāngata whenua. 199 views

Friday, 16 November 2007
Whakamānutanga a ngā Minita i te Marautanga kaupapa-Māori hukihuki He marautanga ārahi-o te ao te Marautanga, ehara noaiho i te whakamāoritanga o te Marautanga o Aotearoa mō ngā kura kaupapa pākehā, i mea hanga i raro i ngā tikanga tangata whenua pūmau", e kī ana a Horomia. 265 views

Ministers launch draft Mâori-medium curriculum Launch of Te Marautanga Maori curriculum with Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia. 233 views

Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Minister welcomes new curriculum Mâori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia says he hopes the new emphasis on second language learning in the new curriculum will inspire more students to learn te reo Mâori. 275 views

Thursday, 25 October 2007
New Zealand celebrates World Teachers' Day New Zealand joins more than 100 countries tomorrow to celebrate the annual World Teachers' Day and recognise the professionalism, skills and experience of our teachers. 333 views

Mâori Employment hits record high The unemployment rate for Mâori fell to 7.6 per cent in the year to June 2007, the lowest since records began in 1986. 248 views

Friday, 19 October 2007
Māori: Future-makers, not future-takers The collective Māori asset base is growing rapidly but needs to be diversified and the innovation economy embraced if opportunities are to continue to be unlocked. 319 views

Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Mâori urged to vote in local government elections If you've got a raruraru with your local council or health board, don't just voice it - vote!". 240 views

Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Immigration earns the Country over $3 billion Research shows that new Kiwis boosted New Zealand's coffers to the tune of $3.3 billion in the year to 30 June 2006. 289 views

Saturday, 29 September 2007
New land sales process provides extra protection for Maori A new process covering the sale of Crown land will provide another layer of protection for Māori interests, says Māori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia. 375 views

Monday, 10 September 2007
New Deed of Settlement for Lake Taupô The deed updates a 1992 deed which vested ownership of the bed of Lake Taupô in Ngâti Tûwharetoa. 757 views

Thursday, 23 August 2007
Minister welcomes iwi violence free strategy. I tautokona e te Minita te whakarewatanga o te Rautaki Tūkino Kore a Ngāti Kahungunu. 339 views

Consultation on proposed changes to Māori Trust Office Tīmatanga kōrerorero mō ngā whakarerekētanga e whakaaro ana mō te Tari Kaitiaki Māori . 292 views

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