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Cashflow loans keep Maori businesses afloat
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says he’s hearing from many Māori businesses who are taking up the COVID-19 small business subsidy so they can look after their people..Read more

Tourism sector snapshot as shutters put up
The COVID-19 slowdown could be putting more than 11,000 jobs at risk in the Māori tourism sector - but the innovative nature of the businesses could help them survive..Read more

Every dollar counts as foodbank seeks permanent home
An organisation devoted to helping the low income and homeless of south Auckland is trying to buy a home of its own..Read more

Maori health authority a toothless tiger
Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā, the group of Māori health professions that came together around the COVID crisis, has given the thumbs down to a proposed Māori health authority..Read more

Check in places as Rotorua receive COVID returnees
Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey says quarantining returning New Zealanders at Rotorua’s hotels is just an extension of the manaakitanga the region is known for..Read more

COVID response shapes Maori Party campaign
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says it’s essential Māori are not worse off after COVID-19 than they were before..Read more

Farm life beckons for tourism workers
The Ahuwhenua Trust which owns Rotorua tourist attraction Tamaki Māori Village has signed an agreement with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Toi Ohomai to retrain staff..Read more

Level 1 chance to review COVID response
The country is waking up to Alert Level 1, with no active COVID-19 cases and all restrictions on workplaces and public gatherings lifted..Read more

Polytech cuts threat to pandemic recovery
The Tertiary Education Union says NorthTec is cutting the courses and staff needed to help Northland recover from COVID-19..Read more

Hygiene packs delivered to kohanga reo
As kōhanga reo and early childhood centres reopen, Ngātiwai Trust Board and Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine are delivering kete koha to the centres in Whangarei and the mid-north..Read more

Road upgraded under cover of COVID crisis
Northland iwi Patuharakeke is concerned the owners of a 4 kilometre strip alongside Whangarei Harbour may have breached COVID-19 lockdown rules to improve access to the property..Read more

Level 2 restrictions to ease at week end
You can have a hui for a hundred from Friday - but make sure you take everyone’s name..Read more

Maori tradies urged to seek PGF work
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is keen to see Māori and Pacific tradespeople pick up more of the work generated by the Provincial Growth Fund..Read more

Ngati Hine offers hui planning kit for pandemic
Guidelines have been prepared to help marae in Ngati Hine manage tangihanga and other hui at COVID-19 Level 2..Read more

Another COVID case in rest home cluster
The Ministry of Health today reported on further case of COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19
Media Release: 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19.Read more

COVID Tracer app falls short for Maori
A Māori data expert is expecting low Māori take-up of a government app to track potential exposure to COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: No new cases of COVID-19.Read more

No let up in COVID testing
A member of the Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā says the high level of COVID-19 testing still going on is giving much-needed reassurance..Read more

More money for marae internet access
An extra $1.4 million has been added to the Marae Connectivity Programme to allow it to help urban marae boost their internet access..Read more

Te Puia looks to early reopening
Te Puia New Zealand Institute of Māori Arts and Crafts hopes to reopen as early as July thanks to a $7.6 million government infusion..Read more

Job boost plan targeting city kids
Employment Minister Willie Jackson is pushing back on National’s latest talking point that the Budget shows the Government doesn’t have a plan..Read more

Migrant workers under pressure as economy resets
New Zealand First is keen to end the country’s reliance on migrant workers..Read more

Cold homes raise COVID concerns
More than one-third of Māori and Pacific people were living in damp homes at the time of the 2018 Census..Read more

Maori wardens better option for COVID response
A leading Māori lawyer says the Government could have saved itself a fight if it had remembered the Māori wardens..Read more

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Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week, Newsroom published a devastating critique of Oranga Tamariki management and work culture.
The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens.
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Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements.
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