UNDER RECONSTRUCTION & UPGRADES 12th MAY 2017 onward …
From the Desk of the Gary
Maori Military Veterans Inquiry: Gov Web Site
Wai 2500 – The Military Veterans Kaupapa Inquiry will hear all claims involving past military service undertaken directly for or on behalf of the Crown in right of New Zealand or, in earlier colonial times, for or on behalf of the imperial Crown in New Zealand. There are currently around 80 claims in the inquiry.
This extends to all types of military service, whether operational or routine, whether in time of war or peace, and whether at home or abroad. It includes the military service itself and the rehabilitation and remediation of service-related impacts on ex-servicemen and their whānau.
WAI Kaupapa undertaking may be informative. With an open mind it was distressful to have my attention drawn to the recent remark of the EVSA more … Continue Reading
Last week while the media was focused on politicians and preachers debating the nature of religious diversity, another religious leader was quietly lodging a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal. Most Reverend Whakahuihui Vercoe, immediate past Archbishop of Aotearoa, has taken action on behalf of Maori Vietnam veterans ex defence personnel. The claim requests that compensation become immediately available to the descendants of the veterans. Continue Reading
Archbishop Whakahuihui Vercoe of Rotorua has made a claim – reportedly for $170 million – to the Waitangi Tribunal in support of Maori Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Continue Reading
Harman said the claim was valid under the Treaty of Waitangi Act. “The sooner the government stops worrying about saving money and starts focusing on ensuring the needs of these veterans and their families are addressed the better,” Harman said. Continue Reading