miro partnership

Miro – A Limited Partnership

Miro is a Limited Partnership – governed by a General Partner named Hautupua GP Limited. The governing Board of Miro comprises specialist skills with expertise in law, indigenous business models, iwi and Māori governance, commerce and finance, horticultural management and export, technology innovation, Māori economic and community development, international marketing, and capital raising. Read full

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Miro berries in Patea

Iwi miro berry plantation to provide jobs in Pātea

Could miro be the next health craze? Ngāti Ruanui is maximising the opportunities offered by the native berry to create employment for their people. With an abandoned hospital and freezing works left to deteriorate, lack of employment in Pātea is at a tipping point. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui CEO, Debbie Ngārewa-Packer says, “That doesn’t

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Seabed mining appeal win

Taranaki iwi wins seabed mining appeal

South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui has won a landmark High Court decision to quash Seabed Mining off the coast of Patea. Overnight, the High Court at Wellington announced it will not allow Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine iron sand off the South Taranaki bight. Te Runanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says this win

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Debbie Packer

Taranaki iwi leader critical of changes to region’s coronial services

A Taranaki iwi leader has heavily criticised upcoming changes to the region’s coronial services, citing the negative impact it could have on Māori tikanga connected to the dead. A new set of contracts, which are in the process of being finalised by Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and come into effect on September 1, will see Taranaki people in need of post-mortems

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patea medical centre

Patea Medical centre purchased for region

The people of Patea will have access to regular doctors after Ngati Ruanui Holdings purchased the Patea Medical Centre. The former owners of the centre — The Patea and District Community Medical Trust 2000 — struggled to locate a permanent doctor for the rural community since the last doctor left in June last year. Ngati

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Seven clinical frontline teams work around the clock to provide Kiwis with the best quality advice and care

Seven clinical frontline teams work around the clock to provide Kiwis with the best quality advice and care. We hire highly trained experts to deliver our telehealth services. Our teams include registered nurses, mental health nurses, emergency triage nurses, mental health and addictions professionals, service and support advisors, poisons officers and sexual harm professionals. We’re

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Govt quietly grants mining exploration permit inside Māui dolphin sanctuary

A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary off the Taranaki coast to protect the endangered Māui’s dolphins. The decision, which was approved in May, has shocked conservation groups who were unaware of it. But the Department of Conservation (DOC) had been aware of Ironsands Offshore Mining Ltd’s application since March. It has voiced “significant concerns” about the safety

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Too much detail in Oranga Tamariki Trade Me ad – Kaiarataki

An attempt to provide care for a child by advertising on TradeMe has backfired for Oranga Tamariki. The child welfare agency advertised for a caregiver on the site and provided some of the child’s personal information including her age, gender and iwi. It has since removed the listings. Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is kaiarataki (leader) of the

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Oranga Tamariki TradeMe Ad

Oranga Tamariki apologises for TradeMe ad

Oranga Tamariki has apologised for what the National Party is calling the crass use of auction website TradeMe to find foster parents for children. The child welfare agency advertised for a caregiver on the site. One ad on the website described a young Whanganui schoolgirl who had had a tough start in life and needed

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Iwi slams Oranga Tamariki

Iwi slams Oranga Tamariki’s decision to advertise for caregiver on Trade Me

Iwi have criticised Oranga Tamariki for advertising for a caregiver on Trade Me, and including some of the child’s personal information. An advertisement seeking a caregiver or caregivers for a girl in Whanganui was posted on the website’s job section by Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children.  The listing included the girl’s iwi, her interests, and details about

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