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FOMA Wananga Speaker Series

Thurs 18 March 2021 | Thurs 25 March 2021 | Thurs 1 April 2021

In 1974 a Commission of Inquiry into Māori Reserved Land, the Sheehan Commission, reported to parliament. The commission was largely concerned with the perpetual leasehold (LIP) dimension of Māori Reserved Land and the associated injustice imposed on Māori Land owners. One of the commissioners, Rolland O’Regan, a well-recognised expertise in both LIP and land valuation policy, had a major influence on the commission’s findings and report.

The Commission of Inquiry followed the uncovering of a significant bureaucratic tussle between The Māori Trustee and government officials from various agencies. The Māori Trustee was dutifully defending its statutory function of protecting Māori beneficial interest in the Greymouth Post Office lease for a 100-year term lease expiring in 1972. The block accommodating nearly all of the region’s central government function was surrounded by LIP lands but had itself never been converted. The Māori Trustee wanted to secure a contemporary term lease renewal for the Māori owners but the various state agencies were resisting vigorously.


Friday 29 & Saturday 30 October 2021

(Region to be confirmed)

In 2019 at FOMA32 Tai Tokerau received Te Mauri for FOMA33.  For those who do not know Te Mauri is a Toki that was made one of our whanau at home.  It was gifted by Tai Tokerau to FOMA in 2010 as the mauri of their conferences and particularly for the kaupapa of FOMA “Me Uru Kahikatea”.   It will be lovely to have Te Mauri return home and also all “Nga Kete Korero O Te Motu” since 2010.  



Friday 29 October 2021

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Our diverse membership spans all regions and all industries across Aotearoa. Our commitment to Our legacy of leadership on economic strategy and policy means we are the natural partner of choice for government and industry.

This age old, intergenerational matrix of people and place gives us the confidence and courage to reimagine our culture and causes, and ensures we remain ever relevant and engaged, and able to create a safe and secure space for our new leaders to emerge and grow.