Map showing Paihia and Bay of Islands, in the heart
of Maoridom where the Conference was held
|Auckland, the City of Sails and the biggest city in Aoteoroa |
(New Zealand) with a population of 1. 4 millions
The Conference papers were presented either at plenary or group sessions. The plenary addresses include the following:
1. Historical roots, origins and supra-national consciousness of the
Malay-Polynesian peoples by Prof. Dato' Dr Wan Hashim Wan The
which provides our own perspective of history.
2. Enrique the Black: First Malay-Sailor- Navigator to sail around the
World by Prof. Emerritus Dato' Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abd
Rahman, who discussed the sea-faring prowess of the Malay-Poly-
nesian peoples who sailed and guided by the stars, the winds, the ocean
currents, flights of birds to discover new lands in the Pacific
and Indian Oceans and the far lands of the Americas
3. The proposed establishment of the Nusa-Polynesia International
University by Col. Prof. Dato' Dr. Kamaruddin bin Kachar. The
proposal is to establish the University at a suitable location in North
Island, New Zealand to be managed as a private enterprise with
interested stakeholders to contribute towards the institutions with
funds invested in hotels, housing, shopping malls to generate revenue
to finance the administration of the University. The inaugural faculties
are Malay-Polynesian Studies, Oceanography and Marine Sciences,
Tourism and Hospitality, Art and Music.
Among the papers presented at the group sessions include two papers on social business, one paper on halal standard and certification, two papers on traditional medicines, one on organic farming, one paper each on Malay Art forms: wood carving and textiles, Terengganu People: Boats and Navigation.
The Resolutions of the Conference, appropriately called the Waitangi Declaration as it was adopted at the Waitangi Copthorne Hotel Resort, located a few hundred meters from the ground where the Waitangi Treaty was signed in 1841, are as follows:
THE WAITANGI DECLARATION
THE WORLD MELAYU-POLYNESIAN ORGANISATION
THE WAITANGI DECLARATION
• TO ESTABLISH MAORI NUSA POLYNESIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (MPIU) IN AUCKLAND AND BRANCH CAMPUSES INCLUDING A FLOATING UNIVERSITY BRANCH WHICH IS TO BE REGARDED AS A CONTINENT TO UNITE THE MANY ISLANDS OF OUR ANCESTRAL NATIONS.THE CAMPUS IS ON A 320 ACRE SITE OF THE FORMER ST STEPHENS COLLEGE AT BOMBAY, AUCKLAND.
• TO ENCOURAGE ANCESTRAL NATIONS TO IDENTIFY, EXPLORE AND CONSERVE TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL SOURCES AND TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES PARTICULARLY ON FAUNA AND FLORA AMONG MORE THAN 33 ANCESTRAL NATIONS.
• TO PROMOTE ALTERNATIVE TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AMONG MORE THAN 33 ANCESTRAL NATIONS.
• TO ESTABLISH A MAORI-MELAYU-POLYNESIAN GALLERY IN THE NATIONAL MUZIUM OF MALAYSIA AT KUALA LUMPUR.
• TO FORM THE MELAYU MAORI POLYNESIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PLAN AND IMPLEMENT TRADE AND BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS IN SPECIFIC AREAS.
• TO ESTABLISH MELAYU MAORI POLYNESIAN COOPERATIVE SOCIETY.
• TO PROMOTE SOCIAL AND HALAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AMONG THE ANCESTRAL NATIONS.
• TO INCULCATE INDIGENEOUS SOCIO-CULTURAL VALUES IN
• TO URGE MAORI MELAYU POLYNESIAN ANCESTRAL NATIONS TO
ARTS AND CRAFTS AND TRADITIONAL CULTURA VALUES OF THE 33 ANCESTRAL NATIONS.
13. TO ESTABLISH A MAORI MELAYU POLYNIESIAN UNIVERSIT VILLAGE ADJACENT TO THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF MAOR NUSA POLYNESIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ON THE 320 ACRE SITE AT BOMBAY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
|The Hon Dr. Pita Sharples, the Minister of Maori|
Affairs, officiating the Conference