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Mahuta sharing Aotearoa indigenous pathway with UN
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta is heading for the United Nations to argue the case for Indigenous Peoples’ rights around the world..Read more

Stamina needed for Waitematā weekend racing
More than 1000 kaihoe will be on the waters of the Waitematā Harbour this weekend for the Ports of Auckland Long Distance Waka Ama Nationals..Read more

Sod broken for second Tainui airport hotel
Waikato Tainui elders gathered at Auckland International Airport before dawn this morning to invoke the ancient rituals to clear the land for the tribe’s second hotel on the site..Read more

Ihumātao developer claims success for mana whenua
The head of Fletcher Residential says the company has worked closely with mana whenua to ensure its development at Ihumātao is one all parties can be proud of..Read more

Post settlement entities model good governance
Law firm Chapman Tripp says mainstream New Zealand boards can learn a lot from the way post settlement iwi are governing themselves..Read more

Justice group challenges crime reporting
Media organisations are being asked to look at the way they report crime..Read more

Search for gold in algae
Nelson’s Cawthron Institute is to build a National Algae Centre with help from a $6 million investment from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund..Read more

Carb watch and cooking classes in diabetes push
South Auckland’s Turuki Healthcare is telling some of its patients to cut down the carbs - if they have a body type that has a risk of diabetes..Read more

Ngāti Hine prepares to seek own mandate
The Ngāti Hine Rūnanga plan to hold hui around the country to build its case for a separate settlement of its historic treaty claims..Read more

Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri lines up for Chathams phosphate bonanza
Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited has signed an information sharing and collaboration agreement with Ngāti Mutunga O Wharekauri as it seeks the consents it needs to mine for rock phosphate from the Chatham Rise..Read more

Collective effort wins classic prize for Moana
Moana Maniapoto says getting a tohu for the 1993 Moana and the Moahunters’ album Tahi was a chance to walk down memory lane..Read more

PGF gets health check as critics circle
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is welcoming the Audit Office decision to cast a ruler over his party’s signature policy achievement, the Provincial Growth Fund..Read more

Job push targets urban rangatahi
Employment Minister Willie Jackson has launched a new skills and employment initiative for urban rangatahi..Read more

Water flashpoint in Overseas Investment Office overhaul
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is welcoming consultation over changes to the scope of the Overseas Investment Authority..Read more

Teacher trainee numbers on the rise
The Ministry of Education says more people are training to be teachers, more teachers are entering the workforce and more teachers are staying in the profession..Read more

Te Matatini mauri shared with Manurewa
Manurewa Marae last night welcomed the mauri of Te Matatini in a ceremony that will be repeated at marae across Tāmaki Makaurau..Read more

Korako keen to regain tino rangatiratanga
National MP Nuk Korako says he’s keen to resume working with his own Ngāi Tahu people once he leaves parliament next month..Read more

Wānanga Aotearoa Opens up reo courses
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has teamed up with the Open Polytechnic to deliver its te reo Māori programme..Read more

Waikato DHB threat wrong target
Waikato District Health board member Dave McPherson has spoken out against a threat to sack the board and replace it with a commissioner in two weeks..Read more

Greater support for midwives welcomed
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is welcoming the resolution of the midwives' collective award and an accord between unions, district health boards and the Health Ministry to support the profession..Read more

Kaeo bridge ka pai
The 10 bridges promised by National during the 2014 Northland byelection are finally being delivered - by the Labour-New Zealand First Government..Read more

Walking Access Commission whips up racist row
A Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa kaumātua has taken aim at the Walkways Access Commission over its handling of a dispute about tracks over a farm near Cape Palliser..Read more

Tumanako Wereta a man of wisdom and energy
Tributes are flowing for Tumanako Wereta, a pou of the Rātana Church and the chair of one of Māoridom’s most successful enterprises, who died on Sunday..Read more

Tuahiwi papakainga in Ōtautahi housing refresh
Marae and homes around Ōtautahi are to get a refresh thanks to a $3.7m investment from the Māori Housing Fund..Read more

Te Ahu o Te Reo confidence boost coming
One of the developers of a new programme to give teachers the confidence to use te reo Māori in the classroom says it is a big step towards normalising the language..Read more

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Meanwhile, the planet is melting
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading.
Fighting the Police when you can't see the evidence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm in the news this week. I have an ongoing case against the NZ Police in front of the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding the Police breaching my privacy and my civil rights when Police gained access to my banking records minus a warrant.
A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.





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