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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

Don't ask, just tell Māori history
A leading teacher educator says teachers don't have to ask permission to teach local history and mātauranga Māori in their classrooms..Read more

Old school mentality driving gulf dumping
From Aotea to Aotea Square, that was the hīkoi for Great Barrier mana whenua on Saturday to protest the dumping of Auckland Harbour sludge on their fishing grounds..Read more

Waikato Council eyes Māori reps
Māori are set to pay a greater role in Waikato District Council affairs after the October local government elections..Read more

TUIA 250 reminder of colonisation's cruel impact
A Gisborne environmentalist says the Tuia 250 commemorations are treating colonisation as a historic issue rather than something that continues to affect Māori today..Read more

Forestry Ministry partners with Māori land trusts
Crown Forestry is investing $5 million in joint ventures with two Bay of Plenty Māori land trusts to plant more than 200,000 trees this season..Read more

Iwi strategies provide alternatives to Oranga Tamariki
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the reviews of Oranga Tamariki, including a Māori-led one expected to come out of a national hui in Auckland next Saturday, should get to the heart of long-standing problems with child protection..Read more

Mayor says iwi need more power
The head of Local Government New Zealand is blaming the country's colonial history for an over-centralisation of power..Read more

PSA hopes high for mana wahine action
The Public Service Association is looking for early action on its claim about the injustices faced by wāhine Māori in the workplace..Read more

Wairua part of violence recovery
A Māori working to address sexual violence says new family violence laws open the door for Māori concepts and practices to become incorporated in the court system..Read more

Treaty latecomer needs to listen
A former politician has earned a swipe for coming late to the party over his tribe's treaty settlement..Read more

Upgrades needed for marae emergency role
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the Oranga Marae initiative will allow marae to assess what they need to become more involved in civil defence and emergency management..Read more

Pensioner death raises council care concern
Manurewa Local Board chair Angela Dalton says Auckland Council needs to take more responsibility for the care of the elderly in its properties..Read more

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It's been 40 days since the Oranga Tamariki footage and the PM + her Minister have still not seen it
40 days since the chilling Oranga Tamariki uplift footage and the Prime Minister and her Minister in charge of Oranga Tamariki still have not viewed it.
Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki".
Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?
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