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More whenua for houses in southside
Mana whenua will be looking closely at opportunities for homes for their people in two new special housing areas announced in south Auckland this afternoon..Read more

Sharp focus on homeless
Celebrities and sports stars slept rough round the country last night to raise money to support homeless people..Read more

New appointments for Te Wananga O Aotearoa
Te Wananga o Aotearoa has appointed five new members to Te Mana Whakahaere, its newly constituted nine member council..Read more

Ron Mark takes number 2 spot in NZ First
Ron Mark has ousted Tracey Martin as deputy leader of New Zealand First..Read more

Kura a iwi cast wide net for learning
More than 300 principals, teachers, boards of trustees and iwi representative are at the annual conference of kura a iwi in Rotorua today and tomorrow to hear about what is new in indigenous education..Read more

Kaumatua kapa haka uplifting for young and old
It’s the tenth year of Kaumatua Kapa Haka at Te Papa in Wellington, with a record 400-plus performers from 11 groups taking the stage over the weekend..Read more

Free app for Maori first steps
Education resource developer Kapohia Ltd has released a new digital app to help children learn dictionary skills..Read more

Dr Wayne Ngata to chair Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has made substantial changes to the board of the Maori Language Commission as he prepares to push through reforms to its role and operations..Read more

Maori research leading the way
The latest member of the Health Research Council board says she want to keep up the momentum for Maori-driven research..Read more

Little endorses TPPA claim
Labour leader Andrew Little has welcomed a possible Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into whether signing the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement would breach the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi..Read more

Maori Party wary of TPPA secrets
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says the party can't support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement without knowing what is in it..Read more

Ngati Hine tries to check out of Hotel California
Ngati Hine chair Waihoroi Shortland says it's important to keep hapu within Ngati Hine united against joining Tuhoronuku..Read more

Too many Maori drowning
Water Safety New Zealand says the high drowning rate shows the need for people to think about keeping safe in, on and around the water all of the time..Read more

Ranginui hapu angry at Rena surrender
Ngati Ranginui hapu are trying to reverse a decision of their tribal board not to contest an application by the owners of the Rena to leave what's left of the wreck on Otaiti-Astrolabe Reef..Read more

Te reo focus in Waikato Tainui education plan
Waikato-Tainui wants to see all its members connected with their marae and four out of five fluent in te reo Maaori by 2050..Read more

Cold night, warm heart for Big Sleepout
Rotorua broadcaster Kingi Biddle says it's not just the big cities that have problems with homelessness..Read more

More Maori on conservation boards
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has welcomed a boost in the number of Maori on conservation boards..Read more

Sir Wira Gardiner to guide councils
Former Te Puni Kokiri head and National Party stalwart Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed to chair the Local Government Commission..Read more

Second generation Miromoda winner
It will be a family affair for 17-year old Aaliyah Jobe when she presents her work in the Miromoda showcase at next month’s New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland..Read more

Chance for iwi to reconnect back to the whenua
The chair of the Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust says a massive deal for the Rangipo Prison and surrounding land gives the iwi a chance to reconnect with its whenua..Read more

Ngapuhi elders plan apology hikoi
Ngapuhi elders are considering a trip to the deep south to apologise for Ngapuhi Runanga chair Sonny Tau’s alleged pigeon poaching..Read more

Party pressure extends free doctor visits
Children under 13 will be able to get free doctor’s visits and prescriptions from today, and the Maori Party is claiming credit..Read more

Ron Mark run wrapped in silence
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is staying tight lipped about a possible challenge for the deputy leadership by Ron Mark..Read more

July te reo month for Massey
It is extending it to take in the whole month of July..Read more

Nga Pou Wahine a poetic challenge
A revival of Briar Grace-Smith’s one-woman play Nga Pou Wahine wraps up in Auckland tonight before heading for Whangarei and Kaitaia..Read more

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Parekawhia Mclean | Waikato Tainui launches education plan
Waikato-Tainui has launched an education plan that it hopes will see all members connected with their marae, 80 percent fluent in te reo Maaori, and all members aged 15-plus with an education qualification by 2050.The plan, named Ko te Mana Maatauranga, is aligned to the goals of the tribes 50-year high level strategic plan, Whakatupuranga 2050, and has been developed following extensive research, and consultation with tribal members and the education sector.
Pem Bird | Kotuku Rerenga Tahi Birds of a Single Flight- Eminent Visitors to attend Conference
Nga Kura a Iwi who are holding their regular national conference at the Rotorua Holiday Inn on this Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th July are in jubilant and expectant mood. The large turnout of 300 plus comprising Principals, Teachers, Boards of Trustees and Iwi representatives are looking forward in keen anticipation to a world class line up of keynote speakers.
David Harrison | ANZ unveils new Matariki ATM surrounds
To kick off a month-long celebration of all things David Harrison is on the Committe of the ANZ Maori and Pasifika Staff Group Maori, ANZ ATMs at several locations around the country will feature special Matariki themed surrounds.
Shaun Keenan | Ngati Te Whiti Marae
Ngati Te Whiti have had the blessing for the whenua on which the mana whenua of Ngamotu / New Plymouth will build their marae
Robert Eruera | Putahitanga an exhibition from Sir George Grey Special Collections
The opening of Putahitanga at Central City Library. Putahitanga will also present an exhibition from Sir George Grey Special Collections
Arapeta Hakiwai | Kaumatua kapa haka at Te Papa this weekend
Kaumatua groups from around the country perform kapa haka from the First World War era. Included will be memorable classics such as ˜Te Ope Tuatahi" by Sir Apirana Ngata and ˜E Pari Ra" by Paraire Tomoana. The most beautiful kapa haka event in the country, the New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka festival is part of Te Papa's events to celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year.
Peeni Henare | Politics and kaupapa
Tamaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare with his weekly catch up
Rahera Shortland | Te Kohanga Reo o Hineteiwaiwa clebrates 20 year anniversary
Te Kohanga Reo o Hineteiwaiwa clebrates 20 year anniversary
Bad move Sonny
WILLIE JACKSON: I don’t like to put the boot into someone who maybe down but I have to make an exception for Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau, who has landed himself in hot water over a few dead birds.
NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel
MARTYN BRADBURY: When Journalists leave Maori TV, the mainstream media are almost gleeful in covering it, yet today when Maori TV have had two of their journalists arrested by the Israeli's, there is barely a whisper?
What on earth is going on at Maori TV?
MARTYN BRADBURY:The latest allegations of direct interference with Maori TV editorial content by Te Ururoa Flavell demands a serious investigation because it simply does not pass the scratch and sniff test of independent journalism.
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