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Water Fight NZ petition draws support
Television weather presenter turned Rotorua bar owner Tamati Coffey is getting an enthusiastic response to his call for overseas owned bottling companies to pay a fair share for the water they take from the ground..Read more

Prevention better than relief for asthma
It's world asthma day, and affected whanau are being told they should look at long term prevention rather than going from attack to attack..Read more

Te Waka Huia stalwart gets top Te Matatini role
Te Matatini has gone for an experienced pair of hands to take kapa haka to the next stage..Read more

VC cash for Maori education researcher
Maori education research has been given a boost with a new scholarship from the Ngarimu VC and 28 Maori Battalion Scholarship Trust..Read more

Street parade for Maori Language Week
The Maori Language Commission wants to take te reo Maori to the streets.Read more

Maori land in corporate drive
Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri says the more Maori landowners find out about the new Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill, the more they will be alarmed..Read more

Foundation supports Te Pou theatre
West-Auckland-based Maori theatre company Ruia Taitea Creative has had a $25,000 boost from Foundation North’s new Auckland Diversity Project..Read more

Judd plans hikoi from mayoralty
From the mayoral office to Parihaka..Read more

King Country sign renewed
A portrait of King Tawhiao which has graced the northern entrance to Taumarunui for more than 30 years comes down today..Read more

Brisbane boost for budding sawbone
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is this week calling Maori junior doctors to its annual scientific congress in Brisbane..Read more

Bilingual toastmasters safe place for mistakes
Welcome your mistakes in one of the principles of a new bilingual toastmasters club at Auckland's AUT University..Read more

Survey shows overwhelming opposition to oil exploration
A survey run by Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis has confirmed overwhelming opposition to oil exploration in the waters off Northland..Read more

Maniapoto takes aim at curriculum
Education was high on the agenda for Prime Minister John Key's visit to Te Kuiti last week..Read more

Heart checks at 45 for wahine Maori
The Heart Foundation wants women to take heart health seriously..Read more

Housing WOF could help health budget
Green MP Marama Davidson says a warrant of fitness on rental housing could cut hospital admissions for winter illnesses by up to 20 percent..Read more

Wairarapa settlement ready for signing
Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui-a-Rua will get back the bed of Lake Wairarapa and $93 million in the settlement of its historic claims..Read more

Low incomes slowing health change
Gains in some health areas but a lot of work to do where bad health is caused by social inequity..Read more

French forays win Pardington honour
Ngai Tahu artist Fiona Pardington’s work unearthing links between Aotearoa and France has won her a coveted French award..Read more

E Tu Whanau Song Competition 2016
No matter how big or small, we can all make a difference and be responsible for creating positive change within our own whānau, hapū, iwi and community..Read more

Waahi Paa to host inductees into Tainui Waka Kapa Haka
Huntly-based Taniwharau put up three teams in the recent Tainui Waka kapa haka regional competitions, and they’re still buzzing about the experience..Read more

Wilderpeople puts Waititi top of box office
The success of The Hunt for the Wilderpeople has put Taika Waititi in the position of having directed the top two-grossing New Zealand movies..Read more

Anniversary hikoi for Rekohu detentions
A group from Turanga is heading for Rekohu Chatham Islands next month to mark a dark day in their history..Read more

Urban Ngapuhi need to have their say
Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare is encouraging Ngapuhi people to make submissions on a new structure of conduct treaty claim negotiations..Read more

Government climate fraud tolerance a toll on Maori
A Maori climate change campaigner says the Government’s failure to stop New Zealand companies including state owned enterprises buying fraudulent carbon credits has cost Maori forest owners hundreds of millions of dollars..Read more

Fishing industry challenges Kermadec plan
A challenge by Maori fisheries interests to the Government’s unilateral declaration of the Kermadecs Ocean Sanctuary has now been joined by the wider fishing industry..Read more

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Tamati Coffey Water Petition
We talk with Tamati about a petition he is conducting in order to get some structure about the way big companies bottle and sell our water offshore
Louisa Wall Labour MP
Our regular weekly catchup with Louisa Wall on current issues and affairs of today
Whangarei Hospital General Surgeon Dr Maxine Ronald
Dr Maxine Ronald speaks with Dale Husband about a recent media release. " Four Maori junior doctors interested in surgical training are in Brisbane this week as guests of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their Annual Scientific Congress. These prospective surgical Trainees have been invited by the College to participate in the Congress educational program, network with Fellows and other professionals involved in surgery, and visit local Aboriginal health services in Queensland. They will meet with RACS leaders this week at the Indigenous Doctors’ Breakfast to share their views on leadership career pathways for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori medical professionals.
Hekia Parata Education Minister
Our regular weekly catchup with Education minister Hekia Parata
Dr Tristam Ingham Strategic Advisor Maori for Asthma and Respiratory
International Asthma Day today. We talk to Dr Tristam Ingham about today's significance
Christine Brears CEO of Taumarunui community kokiri trust
Taumarunui visit with the politicians and prime minister last week. We catchup with Christine to see how this went
1 Hekenukumai Busby | He po whakanui I a Matariki
We talk with Hek as they prepare for a Matariki Dinner celebration coming up soon
3 Toa Roa | Te pakanga tuatahi o te ao
Tom talks about a book launch that commemorates Maori involvement in the first world war.
Housing flip flop
WILLIE JACKSON: It wasn’t the best 7 days for John Key who flip flopped on housing at the start of the week and was escorted into the weekend with front page news that his lawyer has been mysteriously caught up in the Panama foreign trust debacle.
Here's my response to your opinion piece on Ture Whenua.
CLAUDETTE HAUITI: Why amend? It’s pretty simple really: there are over 27,000 blocks of Māori land under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Act, that’s 1.4 million hectares or about five percent of the total land in Aotearoa. Owners, are shackled by antiquated policy preventing them from developing their lands hence the amendment to the act.
All Blacks on top again
WILLIE JACKSON: The All Blacks took another step in advancing rugby as a global game when they won the best team award at the Laureus awards last week. These awards are the Academy awards of world sport and our team beat some of the greatest sports outfits in the world.
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