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Prime race prospect as Mike Sabin quits
New Zealand First MP Pita Paraone says the party will have to weigh up carefully whether it stands a candidate in the Northland by-election..Read more

Arson destroys Mangatawa HQ
The chair of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks says a fire that extensively damaged the incorporation’s administration centre on the southern edge of Tauranga could be linked to s string of arsons in the area..Read more

Tourney honours softball stalwart Roper
Woman softball players from round the country gather in Auckland this weekend for a special tournament in memory of former Otahuhu premier women’s coach Wayne Roper..Read more

Waitangi marae tries to sideline Harawira
Trustees of Te Tii Marae in Waitangi have moved to limit the role of activist Hinewhare Harawira..Read more

Flaxmere housing plan on inside track
Hastings District councillor Henare O'Keefe says the Government’s plan to sell off state housing is good news for his Flaxmere Housing Project..Read more

God speaks in te reo
A leading Maori Catholic says maintaining enough priests who can deliver the Mass in Maori is a critical issue for the church..Read more

Award promotes life on land
The hunt is on for the best young Maori farmer in the sheep and beef sector..Read more

Call for iwi first in state house sell off
The Maori Party wants iwi to have the right of first refusal for any houses being sold off by Housing New Zealand..Read more

Maori filmmakers take on Berlin
The Maoriland Film Festival is off to Berlin next week to fly the flag for Maori filmmakers at the European Film Market, which is part of the 65th Berlinale festival..Read more

Ngati Whatua keen to expand housing
Auckland hapu Ngati Whatua o Orakei has welcomed the Government’s plans for state housing and want to be part of the action..Read more

Inequality driving Labour vision
Labour leader Andrew Little says New Zealand needs to do a better job of sharing the benefits of economic growth..Read more

Ngarimu comic to get Kiwa treatment
Digital development company Kiwa has won approval from the Ngarimu whanau and Huia Publishers.Read more

Technology lays open language
World-leading technology may soon help a generation of young learners pick up te reo Maori..Read more

Housing WOF could be price of support
The Maori Party wants a warrant of fitness for social housing to be part of the overhaul of social housing policy..Read more

Maori contemporary art top show
Traditional Maori spinning tops and flags are among the inspirations for a new show of contemporary Maori art at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Art in Wellington..Read more

Kiwa brings reo to ipad generation
Digital development shop Kiwa has published the last in its four-volume Nga Atua Maori series of animated graphic novellas designed for tablet computers..Read more

Housing a liabilty for iwi
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says iwi should be wary of any attempt to push them into becoming social housing providers..Read more

Rankin goes burqa on Waitangi garb
People who want to wear the burqa under the blazing sun at Waitangi next week should not fear being chased off by David Rankin..Read more

Housing prescription leaves families in cold
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says John Key’s prescription of selling off state housing won’t solve the housing crisis..Read more

Safety call for gaming machines
The Problem Gambling Foundation is encouraging people to get in a submission before the end of the week on the upcoming Gambling Amendment Bill..Read more

Maori Mass falling silent
Christchurch Bishop Barry Jones is warning the Catholic Church has a critical shortage of priests able to celebrate the Mass in Maori..Read more

Kapa haka goes pay per view
Aotearoa Kapa Haka Ltd hopes to cash in on the hunger of Maori expatriates for kapa haka..Read more

Little wants iwi to help create jobs
Labour leader Andrew Little would like to see post settlement iwi playing a role in job and business creation for their members..Read more

Wananga puts building pads on ipads
Te Wananga o Aotearoa has launched an app that will help level four carpentry trainees build a house.Read more

Arson of Whangaparaoa pou
Rodney police are appealing for help to find out who may have set fire to a new carving at the entrance to Whangaparaoa College’s Maori studies block..Read more

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TWP 30012015 - Venita Hokai
Marist Womens Softball coach Venita Hokai | Last year the softball fratenity lost a stalwart of the game with the passing of Wayne Roper. As a tribute to Wayne a tournament has been set up in his name starting today at Sturgess Park Auckland. Members from Waynes whanau in Taranaki will also be travelling up for an invitation game.
TWP 30012015 - Willie Te Aho
Willie Te Aho | Kapa haka fans living abroad will have the opportunity to watch this years Te Matatini from Otautahi live with a PPV service set up by Aotearoa Kapa Haka Ltd
TWP 30012015 - Peeni Henare
Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare | NRL Nines start this weekend and Peeni attended. Iwi being active managers in housing and social policies
TWP 30012015 - Ngarimu Blair
Ngati Whatua O Orakei member Ngarimu Blair | Ngati Whatua O Orakei are interested in the governments social housing policy
TWP 30012015 - Henare O'Keefe
Hastings Councillor Henare O'Keefe | Committment to social issues in and around Flaxmere and also interested in the governments housing plans.
TWP 30012015 - Dick Dargaville
Waitangi Taumata Member Dick Dargaville | A number of hui have been held as the 175th commemorations to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi draws nearer. The taumata want to make sure that all bases are covered with the upcoming events and thousands of manuhiri expected
Manako 30012015 - Pt 2 Te Hira Paenga
Te Hira Paenga | A shortage of Maori speaking catholic priests means Mass in te reo Maori is slowly dying
Manako 30012015 - Pt 5 Marama Fox
Maori Party co leader Marama Fox | The governments social housing plan needs more work on it
Key's state house privatisation vs Little's Jobs. Jobs. Jobs
MARTYN BRADBURY OPINION: Both leaders of the two largest political parties released their State of the Nation addresses this week.
What can Maori expect from Andrew Little's first speech on January 28th?
OPINION: Maori should have every expectation that their interests are given genuine focus by the Labour Party.
Derek Fox and bum biting
OPINION: Veteran Maori Broadcaster, politician and curmudgeon, Derek Fox, faced a public outcry last week when he critiqued the despicable shootings in Paris of cartoonists from the French publication, Charlie Hebdo.
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