Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Ngai Tahu farewells consensus leader Ngai Tahu is farewelling its Otakou upoko Kuao Langsbury, one of the tribe's A team in settlement negotiations. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:39 Maori landowner looks to boost ginseng harvest The efforts of a south Waikato Maori land trust to pioneer New Zealand ginseng production has been boosted with a $40,000 grant from the Ministry for Primary industries' Maori agribusiness fund. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:36 Peters snaps back at ungracious Dunne New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says Peter Dunne has no cause to be embittered about his political career. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:06 Constitution could boost treaty enforcement A leading Maori constitutional scholar will look at whether a written constitution would offer Maori more protection than current arrangements. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:06 Travel study will help tackle bias A public health researcher says it’s time to change the script on Maori under-achievement. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03 Peters' team weighs the options New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the decision on who should form the next Government isn't up to just one man. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03 Eviction looms for Glen Innes kuia Supporters of Glen Innes woman Niki Rauti are gathering at her Taniwha St home to block the latest attempt by Tamaki Regeneration to evict her. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:15 Te Puea refines homeless project Mangere’s Te Puea Marae has signed agreements with other social agencies as it attempts to develop new ways to tackle the needs of homeless Maori and Pasifika whanau. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:12 Marae step up for Waikato clean-up The Waikato River Authority has boosted the amount it will spend this year from $6 million to $7.3 million because of the quality of projects that are coming in from the community. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:12 Taitokerau Forests' final profit whets appetites for repeat Northland Maori landowners want another round of forests, but they don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:39 Merger beefs up farm training in south Agriculture training body Taratahi says the transfer of the Telford polytechnic near Balclutha creates the opportunity for it to become a national provider of quality primary sector education at the sub-degree level. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:21 Wananga looks at NZ Wars legacy Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi and Te Runanga o Ngati Awa have teamed up to present a symposium on the wars between Maori and colonial troops, and how they affect lives today. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:18 Young activists seek climate change voice A group of young Maori and Pasifika climate change activists is raising funds to get the first indigenous youth delegation from Aotearoa to a major United Nations conference in Germany next month. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:12 Henare shows wool handling class The spring shearing season has started, and that gives Maori in the industry a chance to shine in competitions. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00 Election choice still a toss up Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis believes the shape of the next Government could emerge in the next 48 hours ... but he still doesn't know which way New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will jump. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00 Tuhoe raid stigma remains 10 years on It's 10 years on Sunday since the Tuhoe raids, and Tame Iti still has unfinished business. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00 Labour considers lessons of Tuhoe raids Labour's deputy leader Kelvin Davis says the police should be more ready to consult iwi liaison officers when dealing with Maori issues. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:48 Confidence blooms for kapa haka inside Kapa haka is providing a lifeline for wahine in Christchurch Women’s Prison. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:27 Travel fellowship for Blank bias research Writer and child advocate Anton Blank has won a Winston Churchill Fellowship to further his research into unconscious bias. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:12 Maori caucus opts for co-leaders Labour's 13-member Maori caucus has chosen Ikaroa Rawhiti Meka Whaitiri and newly-elected list MP Willie Jackson as its co-chairs. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:03 Wahine Maori strengthen Dowse collection Lower Hutt’s Dowse Art Museum has decided it needs to strengthen its collection of work by women and Maori artists. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:21 Tuwharetoa buys hole in one Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board’s commercial arm has increased its stake in the tourism sector by buying the Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:21 Maori Party reviews future The Maori Party is postponing its normal post-election annual general meeting so it can hold a hui taumata. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:18 Maniapoto CEO's decade of achievement Maniapoto Maori Trust Board is looking for a new chief executive. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:54 Iwi show commitment to affordable housing An Auckland Council review of the effectiveness of the special housing areas initiative in creating affordable housing has found the picture would look a lot worse without the involvement of Maori. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:33 Iron Maori founder an inspiration for wahine Heather Te Au-Skipworth, the co-founder and CEO of IronMaori, the world’s only annual indigenous half-Ironman triathlon, has been named the winner of the sports category in this year’s Next magazine Woman of the Year Awards. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:33 McGarvey a master of both Maori and English translations Te Ao Maori is mourning the loss of one of the most influential translators of te reo Maori. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:30 Emotions run high at Passchendaele services It’s been an emotionally draining day around Yrpes in Belgium where New Zealand has been remembering its contribution in blood and sorrow in the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:09 Maihi mahi gets international exposure In a possible first for any New Zealand filmmaker, writer, director and producer Renae Maihi has three films screening on the international film festival circuit, two of them in te reo Maori. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:51 Land trustees charged with fraud The Serious Fraud Office has charged two trustees of one of the country’s northernmost land blocs with looting more than a million dollars. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:45 Waikato Tainui ups hotel investment Tainui Group Holdings is set to add 40 rooms to its Novotel Tainui Hamilton hotel. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:36 Gang whanau offer research insights An academic who has been honoured for her work on Maori well being says her peers need to recognise marginalised communities are experts in their own condition and can think through their own solutions. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:36 New Zealand's darkest day remembered There will be a strong Maori presence at today’s commemorations in Belgium of the centenary of New Zealand’s most costly battle. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:36 Oil Industry rejects seismic test claims Oil explorers are rejecting Greenpeace claims that seismic testing is a threat to marine mammals. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:24 Writing on wall for Auckland port move The chair of Auckland Council's planning committee says the writing is on the wall to relocate Port of Auckland, but there is a lot of further work needed before a decision can be made. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:30 Fresh take on Maori history a winner for Harris. Academic and Waitangi Tribunal member Aroha Harris is the first recipient of the Royal Society's Te Aparangi Early Career Researcher Award in Humanities. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:15 Muriwhenua claim may be reopened There is further delay to a settlement for far north iwi Ngati Kahu after the crown said the Waitangi Tribunal may hear its claims afresh. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:03 System working as parties talk coalition Winston Peters says he's on track to know by Thursday night which party New Zealand First leader will support in Government. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:27 Maori option chance to push for eighth seat It's 150 years today since the Maori seats were established, and Maori political advocacy group Te Ata Tino Toa want to increase their number. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:21 Concrete box wrong place for wayward child Labour's corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis says a police cell is no place for a 13-year-old, and the police need to try harder in their treatment of young offenders. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:06 Portfolio-less Seymour wants ministerial cut ACT leader David Seymour says the minister for Maori affairs should be scrapped as part of a reduction in the number of ministerial portfolios. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:12 Tikanga Maori a topic for property law rewrite The Law Commission wants to know whether tikanga Maori is recognised when relationships end and property is divided up. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:12 Maori seats lag in turnout Tamaki Makaurau had the lowest turnout of any electorate in the country with just 59.2 percent of voters going into the polling booth. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:09 Quarantine mandate for mumps A change in immunisation policy more than a decade ago is causing turmoil now with mumps sweeping Auckland. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:30 Policy central in coalition talks Talks resume in parliament today as New Zealand First tries to work out which party it will support to form a Government. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:57 Tasman preparing for anniversary Descendants of Ngati Tumatakokiri, the iwi who met Abel Tasman in 1642, will be at Mohua-Golden Bay in December to mark the 375th anniversary of the Dutch explorer's brief encounter with Aotearoa. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:36 New home for Te Tiriti wins prizes A big thumbs up from the Design Institute for the He Tohu. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:36 Immigration surge shows need for job training Outgoing New Zealand First MP Pita Paraone says any incoming Government needs to find a recipe for growth that doesn’t rely on unconstrained immigration. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:39 Lifestyle change support needed for stroke fix Lifestyle change could be the key to reducing the high levels of stroke among Maori. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:57 Ngati Awa shares Te Kupenga battle memory A recovery of memory and mana is the aim of a commemoration later this month at the site of Te Kupenga Otaramainuku in Te Teko. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:45 Waka taua to lead Passchendaele ceremony Netherlands-based waka taua Te Hono ki Aotearoa will play a key role in next week’s commemoration in Belgium of the centenary of New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Passchendaele. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:36 Memories rekindled for St Joe's reunion More than 900 former pupils, staff and supporters of St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College are heading to Napier this weekend for the Maori Catholic boarding school’s 150th anniversary. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:33 Esteemed cultural guide Lewis Moeau dies Rongowhakaata and the tribes of Turanganui a Kiwa have been dealt a blow this morning with the sudden death of their kaumatua Lewis Moeau, a man who strode two worlds with ease. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:12 Slim pickings at table Maori Party sealed fate Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern says the Maori Party’s long term relationship with National was a significant factor behind its electoral defeat. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:15 Maori culture on show in California Maori culture comes to California this month with the Tuku Iho - Living Legacy exhibition set for a 10-day showing at the Rose Room in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:15 Maori scholars get career boost Two Maori scholars are among the 10 early­to mid-career researchers that have been awarded this year’s Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:15 Tokoroa shows way for kapai kai Tokoroa is fighting back against unhealthy school lunches. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:48 Maori key to seismic protest An environmental campaigner says Maori resistance is key to shutting down the activities of multinational oil explorers. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:48 Bradbrook takes defamation harpoon to Whaleoil Former Maori tobacco control advocate Shane Bradbrook and public health academics Doug Sellman and Boyd Swinburn have the green light to continue their defamation case against blogger Cameron Slater, public relations advisor Carrick Graham and former National MP Katherine Rich Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:45 Poroporoaki marks Maori Party departure The Maori Party is no longer in parliament but it did not just slink off to lick its election wounds. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:33 Moana tackles mental strain with King hit Maori-owned seafood company Moana has called in entertainer and mental health campaigner Mike King to promote mental wellness. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:33 Maori views on money sought University of Auckland researchers have posted 100,000 questionnaires posted to people who indicated Maori descent on the electoral roll in an effort to discover how Maori identity shapes financial choices. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:21 Referendum too divisive for super city Auckland mayor Phil Goff says he doesn’t want Auckland split over the issue of a Maori seat on council. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:18 Hapu treats Nixon monument as waahi tapu A Waikato hapu leader says Auckland tribes need to be involved in any additions or alterations to the memorial of the Land Wars soldier Marmaduke Nixon. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:18 Greens-NZ First antipathy old news for Shaw Greens leader James Shaw believes the majority exists for a change of Government and there should be no major obstacles to the Greens and New Zealand First working together. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:18 Census question spells hope for Hikairo A Kawhia iwi is celebrating changes to official iwi classification which allows it to emerge from under the shadows of its neighbours. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:27 Book helps bridge family gap A Tauranga author and social entrepreneur is raising funds to get his new book to children with a parent in prison. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:21 Scratch cards smoke stop aid Maori and Pasifika smokers face barriers to quitting not faced by other New Zealanders. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00 Paua cuts on hold as TOKM goes to court Te Ohu Kaimoana has joined paua industry groups to seek a judicial review of the way Primary Industry Minister Nathan Guy has cut the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in paua. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:21 Muttonbirders take on rats The Rakiura Titi Islands Administering Body has installed a network of rat traps to protect native birdlife and maintain the sustainable harvest of muttonbird. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:21 National Party lifeline likely for Maori Party Don’t count the Maori Party out just yet. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:21 League keen for emergency role The Maori Women’s Welfare League wants some branches to be given the status of first responders in civil defence Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:21 Million Maori in 20 years Statistics New Zealand is picking 2038 as the year the Maori population will surpass 1 million. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:21 Help to weave reo into early childhood classes Private teacher training establishment the New Zealand Tertiary College has developed a teaching and learning guide to help early childhood practitioners incorporate te reo Maori into their centres. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18 Goff seeks compromise on Nixon monument Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is meeting today with descendants of colonial soldier Marmaduke Nixon and the Waikato hapu he attacked. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18 Cancer work earns highest prize A cancer geneticist whose work with Maori has changed treatment worldwide has been given the University of Otago’s highest distinction, the Distinguished Research Medal. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18 Blue shade too far off Green A leading Green strategist says a National-Green coalition is extremely unlikely and people should wait for the 380,000 special votes to be counted before speculating on an outcome. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18 Ngapuhi planning festival splash Ngapuhi may be going through turbulent waters, but the tribe aims to make a splash at its biannual festival in January. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:30 Tamariki show energy in science quest Tamariki from Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui’s 2Nuicode programme are today presenting their ideas to the wider community at Taranaki’s annual Energy Skills Science Fair. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:30 Rongowhakaata in the light at Te Papa Ruku i te po, ruku i te ao. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:30 Social enterprise suits Maori motuhake Maori social enterprise came under the microscope at a international conference in Christchurch this week as organisations shared ideas about how to do well out of doing good. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:21 Inquiry essential for state care fix Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says the removal of Maori children into welfare institutions by the state was the start of the systemic and mass imprisonment of Maori New Zealanders. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:12 Auckland votes conditionally for Maori ward Auckland Councillors want Maori seats, but they have thrown the task of getting them back on the new Government. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00 Jill Day fills Eagle's nest Wellington has lost its Maori deputy mayor - and gained another. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00 Harawira voice for non-voters Mana leader Hone Harawira says most of his support comes from people who don't viote Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:21 Water talk wins praise from resource lawyers Waikato Regional Council’s Let’s Talk Water community discussion has won it a top award from the Resource Management Law Association. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:00 Incorporation looks to repair land A northern Hawke's Bay Maori incorporation is considering growing hemp or manuka as a way to repair its land after years of leasing it out for sheep and beef farming. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:00 Maori ward on Auckland agenda Auckland Council will today vote on whether to create a Maori ward. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00 Wellington Council agrees to Shelly Bay contribution Wellington City Councillors have voted 7-5 to sell or lease of council-owned land at Shelly Bay for a Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust development. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00 Ahuwhenua farmers need to set dairy example How Maori dairy farmers are managing their impact on the environment will come under scrutiny at the next Ahuwhenua Trophy for Maori farming excellence. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00 Flavell proud of gains he made for Maori Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Favell says he regrets not being able to complete some projects, but he can look back at his political career with pride. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00 Tibble always up for a challenge Te Tikanga Marae in Halcombe is where people from education, media and iwi have come to pay a final farewell to reo champion Te Kotuku Tibble Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:00 Future leaders show class at Manu Korero The quality of speechmaking at high school level shows the next generation of maori leaders are ready to step up to the challenge. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:57 Chance to show love for Black Ferns Tomorrow’s welcome home event for the world champion Black Ferns is not only a chance to celebrate their winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the fifth time but to support their aspirations for the game. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:03 Social workers celebrate positive impact The Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers says the profession's impact on the lives of New Zealand families and communities is significant and long lasting but often goes unnoticed. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:39 Murihiku pilot for iwi justice The far south could soon have iwi community panels as an alternative to courts for some offenders. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:27 Alien Weaponry headed for Europe Waipu band Alien Weaponry is set to take its reo Maori thrash metal to Europe. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:09 Maori housing group offers to fill policy void Maori housing group Te Matapihi believes the exit of the Maori Party from parliament means it is critical independent advocates such as itself as well as iwi chairs step up. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:03 Atamira crowdfunding to pay new talent Atamira Dance Company has turned the internet to fund a new dance-theatre work for young Maori dancers. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:03 Whanau Tahi cracks North American market Waipareira-owned Whanau Tahi has made a critical strategic partnership with an Alaskan Native-owned information technology company. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:30