Wednesday June 01, 2016   Last updated 09:45AM

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Plain packaging law on the way
The Maori Party is welcoming the Government's World Smokefree Day promise to pass plain packaging legislation this year..Read more

Transparency call for Te Maataawai picks
MP Pita Paraone is raising a red flag at the appointment of broadcaster Willie Jackson as the urban representative on the new language board Te Maataawai..Read more

Housing need drives privatisation bid
A Bay of Plenty Maori trust says it's still keen to buy some of the 1100 state houses the government is selling in Tauranga..Read more

Wall defend tobacco tax
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall is rejecting a claim MPs are misinformed about tobacco taxes..Read more

Maori board better than election fodder
Auckland Mayor Len Brown hopes the local body election season can get through without any major attacks on the city's Independent Maori Statutory Board..Read more

Independent eyes on fisheries
Maori-owned Aotearoa Fisheries is rejecting Greenpeace claims that a new system to monitor fishing boats is flawed because it's industry-owned..Read more

Wananga set up homework hubs
The largest Maori tertiary institution, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, is heading into the secondary sector by by opening five homework hubs around the country..Read more

Budget ignores violence crisis
Labour's Maori spokesperson says the Budget fails to deliver on the things that are of most concern to Maori..Read more

Parihaka invites public to celebrate Puanga
Parihaka is throwing its doors open to the public to join its celebration of Puanga, which is the Taranaki name Maori new year..Read more

Tobacco price rise bash bash bash
A Maori public health researcher says increased taxes on tobacco aren't helping to reduce Maori smoking, and the strategy needs a rethink..Read more

Family lobby misreading poverty data
The Greens' Maori spokesperson Marama Davidson is dismissing as nonsense a Family First report claiming marriage break-ups rather than unemployment of low wages is the cause of child poverty..Read more

Wairoa settlement reflects tough history
The chair of a trust covering hapu in the northern Hawkes Bay says Maori in the region live every day with the effects of 150 years of negative crown policies..Read more

Planning puts whanau on reo path
One of the people behind a new approach to language planning says it will allow whanau and communities to set goals and access resources to learn te reo Maori..Read more