COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Maori get seat at trade table
The chair of a new body to give Māori input into trade negotiations says it’s vital Māori are at the table given the structure of the Māori economy..Read more

Litte benefit seen from foreign landowners
The value of the large foreign ownership of New Zealand land and forests is raising alarm bells among Maori..Read more

Values built in to Whanganui settlement value
The Whanganui Land Settlement Negotiation Trust has signed an agreement in principle with the Crown that recognises the importance of values to the iwi..Read more

Dashboard gives iwi education insight
Iwi will be able to get a better idea how their tamariki and rangatahi are doing in the education system through a new online tool..Read more

Parr charts course for million tweets
The Māori broadcast funding agency is encouraging people to use Māori Language Week as an opportunity to use te reo Māori on Twitter - with the aim of breaking one million reo tweets..Read more

Infrastructure grant for Tauranga papakainga
The Government has earmarked $2.7 million towards the infrastructure for a Tauranga papakainga..Read more

Pharmac boost to tackle cancer care
The Government is moving to address growing concern about cancer treatment by boosting funding for Pharmac and appointing a national director for cancer control..Read more

Storytelling gift earns awards nomination for JaLeace
Telling stories is how up and coming singer JaLeace Ormsby describes her craft..Read more

Plantings to spruce up Ruapekapeka for anniversary
Pupils from Whangarei Intermediate along with people under the control of community corrections, Department of Conservastion staff and volunteers and the Ruapekapeka Trust planted trees on Ruapekapeka pa today..Read more

Māori health expertise needed for climate action plan
The select committee looking at the Zero Carbon Bill has been told a well-designed climate change policy could lead to substantial health gains..Read more

Farmer role critical in Kaipara clean up
Pūtea to clean up the rivers flowing into the Kaipara Harbour has been welcomed by a man who wages a daily fight for the awa..Read more

Conservation in sights of new TOKM chair
The new chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana says it's the body with the job of talking about Māori fisheries, not outside organisations like LegaSea..Read more

Matapouri gets help to cope with tourist onslaught
Matapouri is set to get new facilities to cope with growing visitor numbers thanks to a grant from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund..Read more

Hump Track pips Te Paki for Great Walk status
Southland's Hump Ridge track is to become the tenth Great Walk after a far north option was ruled out because of failure to reach agreement with iwi..Read more

Te Rarawa welcomes lintel after Oceania showing
Te Rarawa was out in force last night at Auckland War Memorial Museum to welcome back taonga that had been in the Oceania show in London and Paris..Read more

Teachers get crash course in reo for classroom
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed the first group of teachers studying to improve their te reo Māori through the Te Ahu o te Reo Māori initiative..Read more

Te Mata healing cleared to go
The scars on Te Mata Peak could soon be healed, with the granting of a resource consent to undo damage done by construction of a cycle track up the side of the Hawke's Bay landmark..Read more

Hui endorses Oranga Tamariki inquiry
The North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency has won ringing endorsement from Māori leaders for its inquiry into the Ministry for Children..Read more

No plan as Māori male suicides trend up
The New Zealand Māori Council says the latest suicide statistics show the need for a national suicide plan..Read more

Meng Foon given race relations role
The new Race Relations Commissioner says he wants to make harmonious communities..Read more

Mōtītī appeal could open door for Māori resource input
Whānau and hapū from Mōtītī Island in the Bay of Plenty have been in the Court of Appeal fighting for regional councils to be able to protect their coastal marine species and habitats from the effects of fishing.Read more

Natives take centre stage in billion tree strategy
Forestry Minister Shane Jones says iwi Māori need to look for ways to grow more native trees..Read more

Wāhine find voice as uplift pain remembered
One of the people involved in the attempt to prevent Oranga Tamariki uplifting a week old baby from Hawke's Bay Hospital says the incident has allowed wāhine Māori to find their voice and protest at generations of the state intervening in their whānau..Read more

Councils consider ban on new bottle shops
Hastings and Napier district councils are considering a local alcohol policy that would ban new off-licence bottle stores in Flaxmere, Camberley and Maraenui..Read more

Oranga Tamariki answers lie with Maori
The founder of Whānau Ora wants this weekend's hui on Oranga Tamariki to look not just at oversight of the existing agency but at creating an alternative where Māori do things for themselves..Read more


The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.
National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

Nothing highlights the denial of colonialism quite like the Parihaka apology
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We must never allow the perfect to defeat the good, but the fact that it's taken 138 years to formally apologise for the tragedy of Parihaka speaks volumes about the cultural denial of the negative effects of colonialism.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am