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Maori risk highlighted as COVID vaccinations near
The South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency is gearing up to get the message out about the need for people to get the COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available..Read more

Covid mass message missing South Auckland cultures
A South Auckland church leader wants central government to loosen its grip on COVID-19 messaging so local authorities can fill the gaps..Read more

Whanau dread uniform bills
The head of the Mangere Budgeting Service wants schools to rethink their uniforms in light of the financial challenges on families because of COVID-19..Read more

COVID guidance ignores Maori health profile
There’s a call for the Government to update its risk profiles for COVID-19 in light of the current experience with the South Auckland cluster..Read more

Panatahi gets the COVID message through
A new series of COVID-19 announcements produced for the Ministry of Health are going viral, as they say..Read more

MPs take chance for final COVID grilling
The health select committee will reconvene today for its last act of the parliamentary session, as Opposition parties try to find flaws in the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

New rules as Auckland lockdown eases
Aucklanders are being urged to follow the new rule for COVID Alert Level 2.5..Read more

Mixed messages on COVID testing need fix
A member of the COVID-19 Surveillance and Testing Strategy Group would like to see better communication around who needs to be tested and when..Read more

Buttabean foodbank reaches invisible population
A former heavyweight boxer has turned his fitness and weightloss business into a foodbank..Read more

Border review pair bring baggage
The chief executive of a Maori medical service is unhappy at the appointment of long time public sector troubleshooters Sir Brian Roche and Heather Simpson to head a review of the border testing strategy..Read more

Tauira drop out to mind families through pandemic
A South Auckland school principal says COVID-19 lockdowns are leading to some pupils in low decile kura quitting to support their families..Read more

Manurewa principal resists reopening call
A South Auckland school principal says it's too risky to bring children back to school while COVID-19 is in the community..Read more

Police plan for iwi checkpoints
Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says contingency plans are being put in place in case an increase in COVID-19 alert levels leads to returned demands for community checkpoints..Read more

Conspiracies touted despite rapid information share
Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis says nothing is being held back from New Zealanders about the COVID-19 situation here..Read more

Tests a fix for political anxiety
National’s Northcote MP Dan Bidois says everyone who wants a test for COVID-19 should be able to get one..Read more

Anxious wait strains testing capacity
Get tested for COVID-19 if you’re showing symptoms, but if not, stay at home..Read more

Te Putahitanga readies for lockdown strain
The head of the South Island whanau ora commissioning agency says mental health is top of mind as it contemplates the return of COVID-19 restrictions..Read more

Ngati Hine responds to COVID flare
Ngāti Hine has ramped up its COVID-19 emergency response taskforce as Te Taitokerau moves into Alert Level 2..Read more

Netcast wider for COVID outbreak
Health officials are using genome sequencing to try to identify the source of the COVID-19 outbreak in a South Auckland family..Read more

Peters' bus stranded as COVID cripples campaigning
The flare-up in community transmission in COVID-19 has disrupted electioneering..Read more

Coolstore COVID outbreak brings quick response
Work colleagues of one of the family at the centre of the South Auckland COVID-19 outbreak are also showing symptoms..Read more

Hand and early pandemic mantra
A member of the Māori pandemic response group says the health system should now have the capacity to deal quickly with an outbreak of community transmission of COVID-19..Read more

Marae opts for contactless tangi
Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Te Whānau ā Apanui will this afternoon discuss whether it again needs to close off its borders to prevent COVID-19 reaching its vulnerable population..Read more

Wananga numbers down as COVID recovery lags
While some polytechnics are experiencing an increase in enrollments as people who have lost jobs because of COVID-19 retrain, there has been no such surge in the wānanga sector..Read more

COVID makes unwelcome return
It’s back to level 3 for Aucklanders today, as health authorities try to get a grip on a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in a South Auckland family..Read more


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Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Bungled Covid Communications to the Papatoetoe Community
A War of Words. A war of words broke out last week between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Case L (from Family 3) in the Papatoetoe cluster.
OPINION: NZ Penal Reform League now calls on Government to halt new law that will persecute Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week I wrote that the new Sexual Violence legislation being pushed by the Greens would have the unintended consequnce of locking more Maori men up for sexual crimes.
OPINION: Will Maori suffer more convictions from new sexual assault laws?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The new Sexual Violence legislation the Greens are pushing through Parliament has noble intentions to make the process less traumatic on victims, but by removing defences to rape to ensure more guilty verdicts are returned, the Greens could be setting up more Māori men for convictions.





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