Submissions sought on national day for the New Zealand Wars

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:58 am
Press Release: Maori Affairs Committee

Te Petihana 2014/37 a Waimārama Anderson me Leah Bell – Rā ā-Motu mō ngā Pakanga Whenua o Aotearoa

Kua kohia e ngā ākonga e rua o Te Kura o Ōtorohanga ngā waitohu e 12,000 e tautoko ana i tētahi petihana ki Te Pāremata, ā, e karanga ana mō tētahi rā ā-motu whakamaharatanga mō ngā Pakanga Whenua o Aotearoa.

E harikoa ana Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori ki te whakamōhio atu, e tono ana i nāianei tonu mō ngā tāpaetanga a te marea mō te petihana nei. Ko te Rāpare o te 21 o Paengawhāwhā o te tau 2016 te rā katinga mō ngā tāpaetanga.

Ko ēnei ka whai ake ngā whāinga o te petihana: 1. Ki te whakapiki i te mōhio mō ngā Pakanga Whenua, ā, e pēhea ana te pā o aua pakanga ki te hītori o te hau kāinga mā ngā kura me ngā hapori 2. He kupu whakataki mō ngā hītori hau kāinga nei i roto i Te Marautanga Aotearoa hei tikanga akoranga mā ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa 3. Ki te whakahoki maharatanga mō rātou ngā Māori me ngā Pākehā, i hinga i runga oneone o Aotearoa, mā te whakature i tētahi rā mihi i a rātou.

Tukua mai ngā tāpaetanga mā te rā kua whakaritea, ā-tuihono mā te whakamahi i tā mātou pae tukutuku (www.parliament.nz), ā-tuhituhi rānei mā te tuhi mai ki te wāhitau i raro iho nei.

Ka hiahia ana he kaituku ki te puta ake ki mua i te aroaro o te komiti, me mārama tonu te whakaatu mai i tēnei hiahia. Me hōmai he ingoa, he nama waea i te awatea me te īmēra wāhitau. I te nuinga o te wā ka wātea ngā tāpaetanga ki te marea, ā, whakaputaina ai i runga i tā mātou pae tukutuku. Mō ētahi ārahitanga i tua atu mō te whakatakoto tāpaetanga, pānuitia tā mātou whakaputanga Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee i runga i tā mātou pae tukutuku, waea mai rānei 04 817 9520.

Māori Affairs Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

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Māori Affairs Committee

Petition 2014/37 of Waimarama Anderson and Leah Bell – National day for the New Zealand Land Wars

Two Otorohanga school students have collected 12,000 signatures in support of a petition to Parliament calling for a national day of commemoration for the New Zealand Land Wars.

The Māori Affairs Committee is pleased to advise that public submissions are now being invited on this petition. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 21 April 2016.

The aims of the petition are:
1. To raise awareness of the Land Wars and how they relate to local history for schools and communities 2. An introduction of these local histories into the New Zealand Curriculum as a course of study for all New Zealanders 3. To memorialise the Māori and Pākehā who gave their lives on New Zealand soil with a statutory day of recognition.


Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online using our website (www.parliament.nz) or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at 04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Māori Affairs Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

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