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Government will increase the number of trades training places for Maori and Pasifika trades from 600 to 3,000 places, spending $43 million over four years.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia announced programmes from 2009 – the He Toki ki te Rika and Pasifika trades schemes – would be expanded.
The programmes are run through Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and polytechs nationwide.
None of the $43 million to be spent over four years on the additional trades training places would be new money – $35 million would be taken from the Industry Training Fund and $8 million from Vote employment.
Prime Minister John Key signalled the changes in a speech at North Harbour Club in Auckland in January.
The Government’s target was for 14,000 new apprentices to start training over the next five years, in addition to the 7000 who now enrol each year.
He orignally said the funding would come from money saved by tightening up the industry training system to remove thousands of “phantom trainees” he said were signed up under the Labour Government and were not earning credits.
Mr Joyce said educational achievement was the most important way to achieve the Government’s goals of raising living standards through a more productive economy.
“This is a unique opportunity to leverage the need for trades training around the country to boost the skills and earning levels of many young Maori and Pasifika.”
Mr Joyce said there was an urgent need to enhance skills for young Maori and Pacific learners.
“There is a big opportunity over the next few years – particularly with the rebuilding of Christchurch – for anyone interested in trades careers to train and take up New Zealand apprenticeship places.
“Making better links into a trades career is better for Maori and Pasifika people and will be of great benefit to their families and the economy,” said Mr Joyce.”
From January 2014 the Government will:
- Combine modern apprenticeships and other apprenticeship-type training under an expanded and improved scheme called New Zealand Apprenticeships.
- The new apprenticeships will provide the same level of support, and the same level of subsidy, for all apprentices, regardless of their age.
- Overall subsidy payments will be increased by around $12 million in the first year, rising over time. Increased funding for apprenticeships will allow industry training organisations to invest in the quality of education for apprentices, lower fees for employers and encourage growth in the uptake of apprenticeships.
- Boost the educational content of apprenticeships. At a minimum they will require a programme of at least 120 credits that results in a level four qualification.
- Set clearer roles and performance expectations for ITOs, and give employers other options if their ITOs don’t perform.
- Lift the profile of, and participation in, apprenticeships.
- The Government will give the first 10,000 new apprentices who enrol after 6 March this year $1,000 towards their tools and off-job course costs, or $2,000 if they are in priority construction trades. The same amount will also be paid to their employers.
Press Release: Maori TV
Maori Television enters the world of Maori tourism in PUMANAWA: CELEBRATING MAORI IN BUSINESS, a new informative and light-hearted series, premiering Monday, March 25 at 9:30pm.
This 13-episode series showcases a variety of tourism businesses, ranging from large iwi-owned entities to small operations.
Producer Elise Francis says PUMANAWA is about being inspirational and practical. “We ask the operators what advice they have to give others wanting to venture into the industry and what they’ve learned.”
Businesses featured include Mitai Maori Village in Rotorua, in which owner Wetini Mitai-Ngatai used his passion for kapa haka to create a unique cultural experience and Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health Spa, where a once lost treasure has been recreated in the 21st century.
“We ask each business how they have dealt with combining cultural practices with business practices and how being Maori is an advantage in the industry,” says Elise.
As a contrast, PUMANAWA will also feature Maori operated businesses that sell or market a non-Maori product and look at the obstacles they have faced.
PUMANAWA also explores the history of Maori tourism highlighting some of the famous attractions that lead visitors here in the past and how they are still attracting visitors today.
Tune in to PUMANAWA: CELEBRATING MAORI IN BUSINESS on Maori Television from Monday, March 25 at 9:30pm
Māori organisations will be offered shares in 2degrees this year through the company’s original Māori shareholder – a selldown which was always going to happen, a spokesman says.
Antony Royal sits on the boards of the telco Hautaki, the body which holds 5 per cent of shares on behalf of all Māori and its parent body the charitable trust Te Huarahi Tika. Tuaropaki, a central North Island hapū business, also independently holds 5 per cent.
A special commercial arrangement means that Hautaki can sell to approved Māori investors.
Royal said only very informal discussions had taken place with potential buyers but in the next couple of months Hautaki would ramp up its sales pitch. Hautaki wouldn’t be shedding its holding completely.
“The intention at this stage is to sell them in parcels so we have the opportunity to spread them around.
“Hautaki is holding these shares in trust at the moment for iwi and for other organisations who wanted to participate.
If you went four or five years ago trying to get Māori organisations interested in setting up a third mobile network it was hard to imagine what 2degrees would look like.
“The intention all along was for Hautaki to hold on to them until such time as the business is doing well. It’s got a brand, it’s growing and it’s made a significant contribution to the telecommunications industry so it’s easier for organisations to grasp what the opportunities are.”
Proceeds will be used to pay down debt incurred when Hautaki had to borrow to keep its stake in 2degrees.
Thursday, 31 January 2013, 11:42 am
Press Release: Fulbright-Creative NZ
Call for applications – Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency
Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency, which offers a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i. The project may be in any genre, but priority is given to works that focus on developing New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction (including biography, history, arts-related and cultural topics) and playwriting.
The residency is valued at NZ$30,000 and includes return airfares to Hawai‘i, accommodation costs and a monthly stipend. Previous recipients have included authors Sarona Aiono-Iosefa and Marisa Maepu, poets Tusiata Avia and Daren Kamali, playwrights Victor Rodger and Makerita Urale, and filmmakers Sima Urale and Toa Fraser. Hawai‘i has been identified as a strategic location for artists and is considered the hub of Pacific writing with numerous universities, library resources, networks, writers’ forums and publishers. It is also an important link to the mainland US and has a strong indigenous culture.
Last year’s writer-in-residence, Daren Kamali, says that the residency offered more than he expected. “I was introduced to the right people and given the appropriate space, time and resources to create material for my manuscript, performances and presentations of my work. The University of Hawai‘i at M?noa was an ideal place for thinking, writing and accessing Pacific material, especially from the Hamilton Library which had a wealth of Pacific books and journals relevant to my research.” Daren was able to network with writers, poets and musicians from across the Pacific, had numerous opportunities to present and perform on- and off-campus, made significant progress on writing his second book of poetry, Squid Out of Water, and secured a Hawaiian publisher for the book when it is completed.
This year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is available in either the Fall semester (August to November) or Spring semester (February to May) of the 2013-2014 US academic year. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 1 March.
See www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-cnz or contact Makerita Urale at Creative New Zealand for further information – email@example.com / 04 498 0729.
A law lecturer says the expansion of Māori Youth Courts could be stalled because of a lack of Māori judges.
Rangatahi Courts started in 2008 and are held on a marae, with Māori protocol in the proceedings.
Of the 10 courts, half are in Auckland and the others are in Hamilton, Taranaki, Whakatane, Gisborne and Rotorua.
The first qualitative government report released last month said the courts have proved successful.
But an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Victoria University, Tai Ahu, says the lack of Māori judges is getting in the way of the courts expanding to other areas.
He said he would hope the courts would eventually be brought to the South Island.
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson says he understands something needs to be done to encourage Māori lawyers to work towards becoming judges.
Nei a Aoraki mauka e mihi kau atu ana ki a koutou katoa, Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai rā.
We are proud to announce Manawa Nui, the inaugural Associate Governor Programme based within the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group. It is their goal to encourage ‘new Ngāi Tahu blood’ onto respective boards by providing Ngāi Tahu Whānui with the opportunity to gain and enhance their commercial governance experience with a view to becoming candidates for future board positions both within Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group and externally.
The Manawa Nui programme is dedicated to developing the governance experience of emerging Ngāi Tahu Governors. They are targeting Ngāi Tahu people who are commercially experienced and who are looking to develop governance capabilities in commercial businesses. A key element of the programme is the creation of an Associate Governor role in each of the major companies in the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group and this will provide a unique learning opportunity for people looking to develop their broader governance capabilities. As their portfolios grow alongside their influence, it’s vital their future governors are equipped with the necessary commercial skills whilst also adhering and demonstrating the values important to the tribe.
Manawa Nui includes open workshops, governance scholarships, and one Associate Governor position established for the term of one year on each of the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group Subsidiary Boards and the main Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group Board. Successful candidates will receive individualised development planning, real world board experience and targeted coaching from experienced governors.
Applicants must be of Ngāi Tahu descent, be commercially experienced, and be able to commit to attending all board meetings and fulfill all delegated responsibilities as required.
Good luck and all the best for your application.
Ngā mihi nui,
Chair, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group
About Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group
Ngāi Tahu has a model of governance which maintains a separation between iwi distribution and its commercial ventures.
The role of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group is to create wealth for Ngāi Tahu by increasing shareholder’s equity, the pūtea and expanding the commercial asset base. It also provides annual returns to the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust to facilitate current social, cultural and environmental initiatives and to grow the business for future generations.
Information for Applicants
- You must be a registered member of Ngāi Tahu.
- You must be able to demonstrate capability and experience in commercial entities.
- You do not need previous governance experience in a commercial entity but you may have governance experience in other areas – community groups, school Board, Trustee etc.
- As part of this process, your personal details will be registered on Ngā Pūkenga our Talent Database. Any personal information collected by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in connection with Ngā Pūkenga will be held for the purpose of linking you with opportunities with us.
- The expression of interest form must be fully completed along with a 500-word statement setting out your reasons for applying for Associate Director and your vision for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, including how the whānau whānui may develop themselves.
- You must be able to commit to the Associate Governor Expectations Agreement covering conduct, attendance, confidentiality and commitment.
- You may be required to present to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu at Hui a Tau and other special General Meetings.
- Please feel encouraged to apply as even if you are unsuccessful first time around, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is building a pool of future Governors and the Programme will have a long life.
- To apply return your completed expression of interest form, CV and statement to Pip Rush, People & Performance Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, PO Box 13 046, Armagh, Christchurch 8141, Attention: People & Performance Coordinator.
Applications close Friday 8 February 2013.
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The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is proud to announce its newly appointed chief executive, Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.
Chairman of the EEO Trust, Michael Barnett, says the board of trustees welcomes Mrs Cassidy-Mackenzie as the CEO, as she had assisted the Trust through a restructuring process over several months and the Board had been impressed with her passion for issues associated with diversity and gender equity and has offered her the role.
Mr Barnett says “Mrs Cassidy-Mackenzie has extensive experience with the “Not for Profit” sector and membership organisations which will benefit the growth of our Trust.
Mr Barnett says Mrs Cassidy-Mackenzie will continue with the Trust’s focus of assisting all employers to better understand the benefits of adopting EEO / diversity practices as a powerful way to increase business efficiency, competitiveness and profitability.
Two senior Māori business people have been appointed to the boards of Auckland council controlled organisations.
Tiwana Tibble, who recently stepped down as the chief executive of Ngāti Whātua ō Orakei Trust Board, is to be a director of Auckland Council Property.
Diana Puketapu, who is Ngāti Whātua’s chief financial officer, goes on the board of Auckland Council Investments.
David Taipari, the chair of Auckland’s Independent Māori Statutory Board, says the appointments not only recognise their respective skills and expertise but also demonstrate progress towards increasing Māori leadership and participation in local government processes and organisations.
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