Joshua Hitchcock

Joshua Hitchcock (Te Ātiawa) is a business advisor, accountant, and writer on Māori law, policy and economic development. He blogs at www.katonuitanga.com.

Ātea
May 2, 2018

Why Māori organisations need more accountability

Today’s Māori organisations are the result of decades of Māori being forced into corporate structures that don’t fit. It’s time to rethink them, writes Joshua Hitchcock.

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Ātea
Apr 4, 2018

Māori and the Tax Working Group: how do we make the system more fair?

Business consultant and Treaty commentator Joshua Hitchcock looks at the terms of reference for the new Tax Working Group and asks – how can the tax system create a more equitable outcome for Māori? 

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Ātea
Mar 4, 2018

Māori business is good for everyone

Joshua Hitchcock is looking to Māori businesses to help solve the problem of Māori unemployment.

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Ātea
Feb 6, 2018

The Treaty of Waitangi granted us tino rangatiratanga – but what is it?

For many Waitangi Day is an opportunity to talk about tino rangatiratanga – Māori sovereignty and self-determination. But does sovereignty mean the same thing to all of us? 

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Ātea
Jan 23, 2018

Why Ngāi Tahu and Tainui’s Treaty payment top-ups are fair and legal

On Sunday, Stuff revealed that two iwi received Treaty payment top-ups totaling $370 million thanks to ‘relativity clauses’ in their original settlements, and implied the payments were furtive and excessive. Here’s why they’re not.

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Ātea
Jan 18, 2018

Māori business in 2018: ‘We need to invest in the whole’

Joshua Hitchcock looks ahead to 2018 and hopes that the thriving Māori economy doesn't overshadow other important areas of development.

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Ātea
Dec 21, 2017

Moana Jackson and Joe Williams: two tōtara of Māori justice

It has been a landmark week for two prominent Māori lawyers – cause for much celebration among the Māori legal profession this Christmas.

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Ātea
Dec 7, 2017

Deloitte’s Top 10 Māori organisations: let’s celebrate their success

Deloitte have released their list of the Top 10 Māori organisations for 2017. Joshua Hitchcock looks at the year’s big hitters.

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Ātea
Nov 24, 2017

Māori unemployment: there is a way out

In his previous column Joshua Hitchcock looked at the alarmingly low employment rate for Māori. Here he searches for some solutions.

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Ātea
Nov 7, 2017

Māori unemployment is a national crisis

Thirty years of economic reform and the gap between Māori and Pākehā employment rates is wider than ever, says business columnist Joshua Hitchcock.

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Ātea
Oct 23, 2017

Why Māori need an apology from the new Labour government

As Treaty commentator Joshua Hitchcock prepares to return home from London, he is optimistic for the new Labour government, but argues that reflecting on past mistakes will help them regain Māori trust.

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Ātea
Oct 11, 2017

Where to now for Whānau Ora and Te Ture Whenua?

Joshua Hitchcock looks at the Māori Party initiatives most at risk from a new government: the Whānau Ora health programme and the Māori land law reforms.

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