Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Pureora Cycle Trail about realising economic potentia
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
New leadership scholarships announced for Maori boarding schools
Poroporoaki ki a Cassidy Wehipeihana Tangaere
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapu te awa, ko Whangaokena te motu, ko Hinepare te marae.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Sharples calls for New Zealand history in all schools
Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples has renewed his call for New Zealand history to be taught in all schools, saying a knowledge of history is essential to effective and inclusive education.
Final chapter of Mokomoko restoration opens
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Keep Tyson and his message out of New Zealand - Sharples
Māori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples, a White Ribbon ambassador against male violence, has joined opposition to Mike Tyson's visit to New Zealand to talk about his life story.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
New kaihautū for Te Puni Kokiri
Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples welcomes the appointment of Michelle Hippolite as the new Chief Executive of Te Puni Kokiri, and thanks the departing CE Leith Comer for his ‘active service’ over the past 12 years.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Minister acknowledges language activists' return to Parliament
Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples today paid tribute to Te Reo Māori Society and Ngā Tamatoa, on the fortieth anniversary of the Māori Language Petition being presented to Parliament.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Sharples welcomes cross-party support for reading programmes
Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples welcomes the belated interest of the Labour Party in the Government’s decision to increase funding to reading programmes in primary schools.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Education helps restore Māori culture
Kaupapa Māori education has been part of the renaissance that has helped rebuild Māori people and culture in recent decades, according to the Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Ministerial Fresh Water Hui provided vital consensus on water
Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, has recognised the importance of Monday’s forum in bringing together various representatives across hapū and iwi to discuss their collective aspirations around water.
Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices
The theme of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People has been welcomed by the Minister of Māori Affairs as an opportunity to celebrate the work of indigenous media in influencing the social and political agenda. The focus of this year’s International Day is "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices".
Monday, 6 August 2012
Hui of iwi leaders and claimants on fresh water
The Minister of Māori Affairs has called a hui of iwi representatives and claimants to the Waitangi Tribunal on Māori custom and interests in fresh water.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Māori Trade Training Investment Welcomed by Sharples and Turia
Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Tariana Turia, are pleased that the partnership between iwi, industry, tertiary providers and Government has received the confirmation of further investment in activities in Otautahi.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Statement about housing in Christchurch
Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says he has not advocated that people move into unsafe houses in the Christchurch red zone.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Poroporoaki ki a Major Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi QSO, JP
Poroporoaki ki a William Rātahi Pitman
Monday, 18 June 2012
Minister pleased to hear Crafar farms deal on the cards
Minister pleased to hear Crafar farms deal on the cards Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says he is pleased to hear that the Chinese buyers of the former Crafar farms, and representatives of Maori trusts with ancestral links to two of the farms, have confirmed they are in negotiations.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Business delegation presents gift for New Zealand House in Shanghai
An innovative plan to showcase New Zealand to Chinese consumers will see Māori culture and products playing a central role.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Business delegation meets with Chinese Forest Group
New Zealand’s Minister of Māori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, and members of his business delegation, met with senior executives from the China Forest Group and discussed future proposals in Beijing this week.
Māori fisheries companies strengthen Chinese presence
Representatives from three New Zealand fishing companies have met with their newly appointed employees and agents in Shanghai and Guangzhou this week.
Friday, 8 June 2012
International agricultural and cultural exchange launched by China's Guizhou Province and NZ's Te Puni K?kiri
The People’s Republic of China’s Government of Guizhou Province and New Zealand’s Te Puni K?kiri (Ministry of M?ori Development) have launched an international agricultural exchange programme.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
International agricultural and cultural exchange launched by China's Guizhou Province and NZ's Te Puni Kōkiri
The People’s Republic of China’s Government of Guizhou Province and New Zealand’s Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) have launched an international agricultural exchange programme.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Tribute paid to China's phenomenal contribution to the world
New Zealand’s Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples, paid tribute to China’s phenomenal and ongoing contribution to global culture, economy and civilisation today at a meeting with Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Hui Liangyu in Beijing.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Kiwa Media Group join business delegation to China
Cutting edge media company Kiwa Media Group will be represented in a business delegation to China this month that will be led by Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Government support for Māori education
Māori education remains a Government priority, despite the challenging economic climate, Māori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says.
Cadetships a focus for Māori Affairs
The Government will fund 1,000 Māori cadetships over the next four years, Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Cadetships to grow skilled workforce
Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation Cadetships are leading examples of private-public sector partnership in action, says Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Science, Innovation and Technology to power the Taniwha Economy
New Zealand’s economic future will be determined by our ability to connect businesses with science, innovation and technology, says Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Budget 2012: Environmental programme benefits schools
Budget 2012 will provide $7.6 million over the next four years for an education programme that gives schools and children a hands-on approach to looking after the environment, Environment Minister Amy Adams and Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today.