Joshua Hitchcock

Our Stories: Mana Magazine Feb/Mar Edition

In Te Ao Māori on February 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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The latest edition of Mana Magazine hits the shelves today with a Rangatahi-themed edition and one very insightful article on the historical roots of our housing problems, displaced urban Māori and how history continues to repeat itself.  Also included is my latest column looking at economic development, and my attention this month turns to Ngāi Tūhoe and their efforts to assert their Mana Motuhake.

You can check out the latest edition here.

Mai Deloitte ki Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

In Lifestyle on June 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

And so onto the next challenge!  After two years and two months I have made the decision to leave Deloitte to take up the position of Group Financial Controller at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa here in Whakatāne.  It is a role I have been seconded into over the past year and the opportunity to take over the management of the finance department, and the operations of the $125mm portfolio, is the realisation of everything I have been working towards over the past decade.

It is not a decision made lightly.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Deloitte and the dual roles I held in both the Deloitte Private and Deloitte Māori Sector teams.  I got to work with some of the brightest business advisors in the country and came in contact with some incredibly forward-thinking SME’s and Māori organisations.

Land Based Taxes and Māori

In Policy on June 8, 2015 at 9:13 pm

I am currently in Auckland undertaking a LLM course with Professor James Anaya and Dr Claire Charters focusing on indigenous rights within the international legal system.  We have had a number of discussion on self-determination (a lessor form of the right to Tino Rangatiratanga guaranteed to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and on appropriate remedies for breaches of the fundamental human rights that indigenous peoples hold.  One such right is the right to be secure in the possession of their lands and resources, encapsulated in Article 26 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

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