"This papakainga will provide further opportunities for whanau to re-connect with their whenua
but more importantly to live in a kaupapa Maori community," Minister Mahuta says.
She said although Maori were only seven per cent of NZNO's membership, as tangata whenua
they held 50 per cent of the power under NZNO's bicultural model.
'At its heart it's about recognising the long-standing relationship between "mana whenua
"--the people with guardianship over a place--and the land,' continues Mercier.
Soil Science and Geomorphology, Manaaki Whenua
Landcare Research, PO Box 69040, LINCOLN 7640, New Zealand.
Teachers' emphasis on tangata whenua
's relationship to the land allows children to view water, mountains and Papatuanuku through bicultural eyes.
They echo the whenua
and its rhythms, which seem to move with the soundscape Aku Moutere.
This project is a partnership between Eastland Generation and the Kawerau A8D Ahu Whenua
Trust, who are the owners of the land on which the project will be constructed.
The tangata whenua
of Aotearoa/New Zealand are related to some of the indigenous tribes of Taiwan.
He has produced such films as "Boy" through his company Whenua
Films with Ainsley Gardiner, but recently went it alone with shingle Arama Pictures.
According to Clive Stone, resource consent manager of the tangata whenua
, he had been working in a team to plan the new building since the fire on November 8, 2013, reported New Zealand Herald.
However, large areas of New Zealand that are representative of a prehuman state still remain, in particular offshore, islands such as Whenua
hou (Codfish Island), which is situated off the southern coast of New Zealand.