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Waitara hapu air Pekapeka grievance
In what was seen as a symbolic moment, a heavy downpour greeted members of the Maori affairs select committee this morning as they arrived at Owae Marae to hear submissions on a bill that will determine the future of the land that sparked the first Taranaki War..Read more

Pou marks Takitimu connection
The vision of the late Tama Huata to celebrate Takitimu ties between Ngati Kahungunu and the people of the Cook Islands come to fruition at dawn tomorrow with the addition of a new pou in the Civic Square at Hastings..Read more

Czech games company apologises for Maori pokie
Pressure from iwi, Maori groups and academics here and overseas has resulted in a Czech company removing an online gambling game that used Maori imagery and themes..Read more

Survey pegs mark history of struggle
About 30 Te Atiawa members braved driving rain this morning to lay out 100 survey pegs around the statue of colonial surveyer Frederick Carrington statue outside the New Plymouth courthouse..Read more

Maori parties strike electoral deal
The Maori Party and Mana are set to reveal the fine print of a deal that is likely to give Mana leader Hone Harawira a clear run against Labour's Kelvin Davis in Te Taitokeru, while the Maori Party contests the other Maori seats..Read more

Pounamu for Christchurch earthquake memorial
Ngai Tahu Runanga O Makaawhio from south Westland has donated a 265-kilogram pounamu boulder for the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial..Read more

Greens increase Maori seat profile
The Greens are on track to run candidates in all seven Maori seats as they try to maintain a gradual rise in their share of the party vote among Maori..Read more

Whanau respond to rheumatic fever campaign
The change in weather has come just as health professionals step up their efforts to warn whanau of the risks of rheumatic fever..Read more

Poor policy shuts out Maori nurses
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has attacked an over-reliance on internationally qualified nurses and called for better use of Maori and Pacific nursing graduates..Read more

Honey giant has Tinopai buzzing
Everything isn’t sweet right now in Tinopai, with the Northland community split by a dispute over the collection of honey..Read more

Te riri o Mahuika
Aio ana te poo i roto o Otautahi inapo, no reira, kaore nga kaipatu ahi i mahi nui ki te poko ahi..Read more

South Taranaki iron sands hearings start
Protesters were out this morning outside Wellington's Westpac Stadium to mark the start of hearings on whether Australian ciompany Trans Tasman Resources should be allowed to mine iron ore fron the seabed off south Taranaki..Read more

Government has no appetite for abuse inquiry
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says there seems to be no appetite in the Government to look into the historic abuse of children and young people in state care..Read more

Small progress in Maori job rates
The latest Maori in the Labour Market report says the Maori employment rate continued to increase but remained below the national rate through 2016..Read more

Nga keenge me te Kawanatanga
Me kimi ara te Kawanatanga e mahi tahi ai ratou ko nga keenge, hei aha te whai kia korehaha era roopu i te mata o te whenua..Read more

Country can't wipe hands of care scandal
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing a call for an inquiry into historic abuse in state residential facilities and foster homes..Read more

Trainees sought to join building boom
More than 900 young Maori and Pasifika are being offered a leg up into a career in the booming Auckland trades industry..Read more

Councillor's reo post stirring pot of ignorance
The man who blew the whistle on a New Plymouth district councillor's Facebook post questioning the amount spent on Maori language says he was offended by his ignorance..Read more

Answers needed on blighted childhood
The North Island whanau ora commissioning agency Te Pou Matakana is backing a call for an independent inquiry into the historic abuse of children and young people in state care..Read more

Brash return a tragic last gasp
Green's co-leader Metiria Turei says Don Brash's latest Orewa speech sounds like the last gasp of an old many trying to relive his glory days..Read more

Six seeking Mauao seat
Six candidates have put their names forward to contest next month's by-election for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Mauao Maori constituency..Read more

Ture taru rauhea
Kua tae ki te wa e whakakore ai tatou i nga ture taru rauhea..Read more

Greens put green option on table
Green MP Marama Davidson says it’s time to legalise cannabis..Read more

Youthful city plan progresses
A new status report on progress on Auckland Council’s strategic action plan for children and young people has identified the need for a greater focus on education and employment outcomes for Maori and Pacific..Read more

Music school embraces taonga puoro
Taonga puoro specialist Rob Thorne of Ngati Tumutumu, Hauraki, and Tainui is to be the 14th composer in residence at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Koki New Zealand School of Music..Read more

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Mikaera Miru Tinopai Activist
Manuka honey exporter Comvita is being accused of chopping down forest on disputed Maori land, snubbing protocol, and driving small-scale beekeepers out of business.
Mapihi Raharuhi Manager Healthy Families Rotorua
Local iwi, land owners, food growers and community groups interested in influencing land use and food systems are being encouraged to be part of a Bay of Plenty Food Policy Council.
Dr Lily Fraser on Rheumatic Fever
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this years rheumatic fever awareness campaign which started on Monday will focus on reducing cases in Auckland.
Phil McCabe Kiwis Against Seabed Mining
Seabed mining hearings open in Wellington to strong opposition.
Leighton Baker Conservative Party
Te Reo definitely has a place in New Zealand and the Conservative Party has some practical ideas to preserve it in New Zealand.
Labour Party Leader Andrew Little
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Julian Wilcox Broadcaster
Dale speaks to Julian Wilcox about the big fire in Christchurch.
Election 2017 - Labour's broad church
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: If Labour wish to win the 2017 election, they must be focused on broadening their appeal beyond academics and educated liberals.
Election 2017 - Bill English promises a Police State (and so do Labour)
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: Bill English has launched his State of the Nation address for Election 2017, and his vision held no joy for those wishing to see a Government that focuses on compassion and rebuilding our scarred and fractured communities.
Bye Bye Bunny
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “He wasn’t just NZ class, he was world class”, that’s what one of this country’s finest singers Frankie Stevens said about Bunny Walters after his death last week.
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