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Waitangi Rua Rautau

Sir Graham Latimer Waitangi Rau Rautau is a programme to strengthen and rebuild harmonious relations between Māori and Pakeha.

Sir Graham Latimer launched the Waitangi Ruarautau programme at Waitangi on 6 February 2001.  In the succeeding years eminent New Zealanders have delivered lectures looking to the year 2040.

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2018 Rua Rautau Lecture to be delivered by June Northcroft Grant and Dr Kim Workman at Wahiao Meeting House, Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua on Sunday 4 February.

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The general functions of the New Zealand Māori Council are set out in the Māori Community Development Act 1962. This Act conveys the Council’s purpose and gives us the framework in which we operate.

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