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Ngapuhi Runanga open for business in Whangarei
Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi has beefed up its presence in Whangarei..Read more

League urged to counter Brash blindness
The chair of Te Pou Matakana, the North Island Whanau Ora commissioning agency, has lashed out at former National Party leader Don Brash’s latest attack on so-called Maori favouritism..Read more

Social benefits from strong papakainga
A Maori housing advocate says developing papakainga on traditionally-owned Maori land will have wide benefits for Maori society than just housing..Read more

School exclusion path to prison
A Maori criminologist says many of the young Maori women who end up in prison have been denied a human right to an education because of zero tolerance school policies..Read more

Ruataniwha ruling to be appealed
The Department of Conservation and the Hawke's Bay Regional Council’s investment arm are making another effort to keep alive an irrigation project that is opposed by Ngati Kahungunu Inc and environmental groups..Read more

Rereahu prefer own settlement
King Country iwi Ngati Rereahu is pushing for its own settlement, rather than coming under the umbrella of a wider Maniapoto claim..Read more

Shades of stolen generation in child policy
Maori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kapua has called on the government to step aside and let Maori develop solutions to looking after tamariki in care..Read more

Haka gives influence to Alien Weaponry
A blend of te reo Maori and heavy metal has won a Northland trio from Northland's Bream Bay College this year's Smokefreeroquest..Read more

RMA principles sound but delivery poor
A new study of the Resource Management Act has concluded the 25 year-old is based on sound principles but it has been poorly implemented..Read more

Filipo uproar irks Turia
Former Maori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia has spoken in support of a young rugby player being given a chance to redeem himself for a brutal attack..Read more

Raukura behind persuasive teaching style
NZEI Te Riu Roa has acknowledged the contribution made to teaching and unionism over the past 40 years by Waitara East resource teacher of Maori Tiri Bailey of Te Atiawa..Read more

League looking for indigenous answers
The Maori Women’s Welfare League is holding its annual conference in Tamaki Makaurau this week and president Prue Kapua says it’s looking at some of the issues of health, housing and poverty that it was formed to address 64 years ago..Read more

Goff challenged to rein in IMSB
Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas wants the likely winner of the contest to limit the role of the Independent Maori Statutory Board in the council..Read more

Hauraki hurdler Hawkins wins university blue
The University of Auckland has named hurdler Joshua Hawkins from Ngati Tamatera as its Maori sportsperson of the year..Read more

Bold steps needed for tobacco free generation
A Maori tobacco control advocate says it’s time to restrict where tobacco can be sold and who can buy..Read more

Swearing in to acknowledge Pacific Realm
New Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in at parliament this morning in a ceremony that will include not just Maori and British elements but for the first time acknowledgement of the Pacific nations in the New Zealand Realm..Read more

Seed sown for Hundertwasser centre
Work is well underway on the first stage of Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Maori Art Gallery ... a koru-shaped sculpture known as Te Kakano or the seed..Read more

Candidates unhappy with Ihumatao development
Front-running Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff says he's willing to put pressure on Fletcher Residential to change its plans for developing rural land in Mangere..Read more

Te Kotahitanga seeking confederated settlement
A leading critic of the Ngapuhi claim negotiation process says the money on the table isn't as important as the tribe maintaining its unique character..Read more

Whai Ngata to be remembered in Maori media award.
The legacy of ground-breaking Maori journalist Whai Ngata will be remembered at next week's Massey University Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book and Media Awards.Read more

Treaty delays costing Ngapuhi
Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis says Ngapuhi is losing millions of dollars through delays in settling its treaty claims..Read more

Submissions open on Pekapeka Block.
People have been given just six weeks on a bill aimed at ending a 150-year stand off over one of the most iconic blocks of confiscated Taranaki land..Read more

Tuhoronuku situation weighs heavy on ministers
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell doesn’t believe the crown can just walk away from Ngapuhi claim negotiation body Tuhoronuku..Read more

Goff challenge to call Maori seat referendum
Auckland mayoral candidates have clashed over the way Maori should be represented on the Auckland council..Read more

Child protection reform excluding Maori
Former cabinet minister Dame Tariana Turia says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley’s reform of child protection services is a big step backwards..Read more

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Dame Tariana Turia
Dame Tariana Turia is disappointed that the principles of Puao-te-ata-tu which shaped the 1989 Child, Young Persons and their Families Act are being tampered with despite a wealth of expertise upholding the fundamental value of a whanau-centred approach.
Nga Korero Pirihimana
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Singer Songwriter Huia Hamon
2 of West Auckland's finest Singer Songwriters Catherine Tunks and Huia Hamon present EQUINOX An evening of Good Vibes and Original Music - a celebration of Spring on the Rise! Titirangi Theatre, Auckland, Friday 30th September.
Glen Katu Te Maru o Rereahu Iwi Trust (TMoRIT) Project Manager
Ngati Rereahu tribal leaders are against the Maniapoto Maori Trust Board's call to negotiate a treaty settlement on its behalf (Waitomo News, September 20). The tribe has been in discussions with the Crown to settle its treaty grievances since 2001 and doesn't intend to give its negotiation rights to the board.
Winston Peters NZ First Leader
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Metiria Turei Co Leader Green Party
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Prue Kapua President of the Maori Womens Welfare League
The Maori Womens Welfare League Conference starts today at 10am.This is the 64th conference.The league began in September 1951 at Wellington's Ngati Poneke Hall with some 90 women delegates. A constitution was formally adopted and Princess Te Puea (founding Patron) accepted an invitation to become patroness. Dame Whina Cooper was elected President.
Winston's games
Willie Jackson: Winston Peter’s apparently comes to Parliament to “goof around”. Well, that’s if you believe the criticism that has gone in his direction over the past week from Treaty negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee, and Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox.
Real Housewives of the Kermadec's
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Much of the media in NZ seemed to have been focused last week on a rich woman from Real Housewives of Auckland using a racist insult against another rich woman.
Marama Davidson - Pure Leadership
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Green Party MP, Marama Davidson, left New Zealand last week to begin her journey to try and bypass the blockade of Gaza with aid for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.
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