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Hope for action from whānau ora review
Former Whānau Ora Minister Dame Tariana Turia has endorsed the final report from the review panel into the integrated service delivery model..Read more

One sided news story fair enough
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has rejected a complaint from New Zealand Māori Council chair Sir Taihakurei Durie and his wife Donna Hall against a Māori Television news story..Read more

Well being wake up in whānau ora report
The South Island whānau ora commissioning agency says the report of the Whānau Ora Review Panel should be a wake up call for mainstream agencies..Read more

Māori key role in China relations
The chair of Ngāti Kahungunu says linking culture and commerce is a better way to maintain relations with China that the current Government approach..Read more

Māori radio thinking ahead of bureaucrats
A leading identity in iwi radio believes the bureaucrats are lagging behind Māori providers and need to change their ideas about what Māori media is and can do..Read more

Hikurangi first to the run for Te Matatini spot
East Coast kapa haka Te Pariha o Hikurangi had a frantic morning after their bus didn't arrive to take them to their Te Matatini slot..Read more

Mainstream agencies dumping tough cases on whānau ora
Mainstream government agencies have come under fire for their unwillingness to engage with Whānau Ora..Read more

Missing data undermines Pharmac case
The author of an open letter calling for an inquiry into Pharmac says the drug buying agency’s arguments for not funding a range of breast cancer drugs has fallen apart..Read more

Peters wanting respect in China stand off
Foreign Minister Winston Peters is describing stories about worsening relations between New Zealand and China as a media beat up..Read more

Plan for end eases whānau fears and tears
Māori are being encouraged to think about how they manage the stages towards the end of life, including protecting those aspects of being Māori that are important to them..Read more

Scope now for Whānau Ora expansion
The Whānau Ora Review Report is finally out and it finds the integrated service approach is working well for Māori and Pacific families..Read more

Australians acknowledge help from New Zealand Vietnam heroes
Royal New Zealand Artillery personnel who served in the Battles of Coral and Balmoral in Vietnam in 1968 will be awarded the Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry..Read more

Matatini seed funding grows exciting event
Mana whenua of Te Whanganui a Tara have welcomed the thousands of performers and supporters for the biennial national kapa haka competition..Read more

Home educators to shape up or ship out
The Government is moving to rein in the home early childhood care sector, requiring home-based educators to become qualified..Read more

Spiritual strength sustains Matatini Ride for Talei
Among the manuhiri welcomed to Te Matatini this morning was a roopu that had biked from Rotorua to Wellington with a message for the kapa haka..Read more

Entrepreneur search wins Fulbright for Mika
An expert in Māori entrepreneurship has been chosen as this year’s Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar to study in the United States..Read more

Matatini efforts inspire passion
Up to 5000 Te Matatini performers and supporters are expected at today’s powhiri at Waitangi Park on Wellington’s waterfront..Read more

Threat mindset damaging to Māori
An academic who runs creative writing courses for woman in prison says seeing Māori in terms of violence and terrorism is an unhealthy mindset for people working in Corrections..Read more

Paoa waka needs to move forward
The negotiator for Ngāti Paoa says he signed the Hauraki Collective deed of settlement because the waka needs to keep moving forward..Read more

Whangārei hapū plan for future post kāhore
Whangārei hapū are looking at where they are going in the wake of their rejection of a unified settlement for Ngāpuhi..Read more

Harvest in for Te Matatini hosting
The stage is built, the marae are booked, the kai has been gathered and Wellington iwi are preparing to welcome competitors and supporters for Te Matatini 2019..Read more

Cash for hapū to hunt rats
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says a $19 million investment into predator control is a chance for hapū to put into action their rhetoric around kaitiakitanga..Read more

Chong quits chair rather than face the music
New Plymouth District Council has cancelled an extraordinary meeting to remove councillor Murray Chong as chair of its aged and accessibility issues working party after Mr Chong voluntarily quit the role..Read more

Infant mortality rate drops
A fall in infant mortality for Māori has brought some of the lowest-ever infant mortality rates for New Zealand’s total and Māori populations..Read more

Fines planned for dirty visitors
Biosecurity has opened a third one-month consultation round on a new national plan for dealing with kauri dieback..Read more

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John Tamihere: New Zealand's healthcare fit for museum, not hospital
John Tamihere: When a conversation about health, welfare, education, justice or housing occurs in New Zealand, people's eyes can glaze over - and for good reason.
Waitangi Breakfast is great Jacinda, what's for lunch and dinner?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: No one could expect Jacinda Ardern to be able to fix 9 years of grotesque public service underfunding in just a year.
Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The country has been shocked and surprised at the grace of the Waitangi Marae by inviting Dr Don Brash to speak at the Waitangi Forum Tent on Tuesday.





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