Te Rūnanga MOJ

Support for Māori at MOJ

Nau mai haere mai ngā mema o Te Tāhū o Te Ture!

This has been a big year for the MOJ Rūnanga. We are happy to see our rōpū representing members from a variety of roles, and across the motu. 

Te Haerenga Komiti hui

On 1st October, we had the first meeting of the PSA/MOJ Te Haerenga Committee. Our PSA delegate reps made it clear to the committee that our members have high expectations of this mahi. We fought for this in bargaining and industrial action, because we believe it is important, and that we need to be given the tools and support to do this mahi.

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MOJ has now committed funding for capability training in tikanga and Te Reo for everyone, from our absolute beginners to our specialist experts. At our National Hui, our staff said that we need learning that is tailored to our specific levels, so this is how we are addressing that. The biggest barrier to training is release from work, particularly for our Courts staff, and we will be addressing this. We know that it is our frontline staff, who engage with Māori every day, who can benefit the most from wananga.

We will also be having regional hui, as well as another National Hui next year, where staff can have meaningful involvement in this kaupapa. We also want to acknowledge and thank the Māori staff reference group for the ongoing commitment in this space.

The Committee’s next hui is set for December, and that is when we will organise our calendar for 2020. We will keep you updated and look forward to seeing you at upcoming hui and wananga!

National Rūnanga Hui

We had our second komiti hui on 16-17 May 2019, and we ran workshops to plan for the next year. We had a meeting with Tony Fisher, Director of Māori Strategy, to discuss how we might engage with Te Haerenga and our upcoming National Hui. We also had a visit from Tjene Tedeschi, Acting GM People and Performance, about how we can engage with MOJ to represent our Māori members. And Basil Prestidge, PSA Assistant National Secretary, came to speak to us about Māori unionism and bargaining across the Public Service Sector.
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  (L-R) Jay Smith, Brendon Lane, Richie Ellis, Leon Tipene, Alverta Le’au’anae, John Taylor, Paula Davis, Toni Welsh, Rireana Kirkwood, Jason Harrison, Lucille Thompson, Michelle Beattie, and Karley Nyman

We also discussed other issues that affect Māori members in MoJ. We elected new convenors (Karley and Jay), and our representatives on the PSA/MOJ Te Haerenga Committee (Toni, Michelle, Paula).

Thank you to everyone for your support.  We’ll keep you updated on this page with what’s happening with MOJ Rūnanga...

Mā te wa, 

Paula Davis
MOJ Māori Enterprise Delegate
Ma whero ma pango, ka oti ai te mahi!


National Hui 20-21st June

A summary of the hui can be found here.


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Te Rūnanga Komiti

Paula Davis, Māori Enterprise Delegate, Rotorua Māori Land Court
Leon Tipene, Whangārei Māori Land Court
Michelle Beattie, Auckland High Court
Toni Welsh, Auckland Information Office
Lovey Te Paea, Hamilton District Court
Alverta Le’au’anae, Hamilton High Court
Kata Scott, Hamilton MLC
Jacob Collins, Hamilton Court Security
Gavin Pike, Rotorua Court Security
Richard Ellis, Whakatāne District Court
Karley Nyman, Rotorua High Court
Kataraina Hamiora-Reweti, Rotorua NTS
Kahu Ripia, Gisborne Court Security
Jason Harrison, Whanganui Māori Land Court
John Taylor, Wellington Collections Call Centre
Alex Holes, Office of Treaty Settlements
Jay Smith, Christchurch Court Security
Lucille Thompson, Christchurch Māori Land Court
Rireana Kirkwood, Christchurch Māori Land Court