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All teachers challenged to widen world view
The head of the Principals Federation says a lack of familiarity with things Māori can’t be held against migrant teachers - because many New Zealand-born teachers also lack cultural awareness..Read more

Wāhine march to extend life
Supporters of women who want Pharmac to fund their cancer drugs feel heartened by the response from MPs when they delivered letters asking for an inquiry..Read more

Māori input needed in justice reform
An Auckland restorative justice worker says there is a real mood for change to the criminal justice system..Read more

Indigenous hui builds business capacity
Delegates have headed home from last week’s World Indigenous Conference fired up with new idea, connections and potential partnerships..Read more

Ngāti Kuta Patukeha reject Proposal for Ngāpuhi Treaty Settlement Negotiations - Evolution of the Mandate
MEDIA RELEASE: Today we have advised the Minister for Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little, that we categorically reject the proposal that Tuhoronuku and/or Te Kotahitanga are to negotiate our Te Tririti claims.Read more

Taurua justfies top spot
The Silver Ferns' first win over Australia in six years is being seen as a indictment of Netball New Zealand's past treatment of coach Noeline Taurua..Read more

Criminal justice panel seeking victims' views
The head of the panel looking into the criminal justice system says victims take a less punitive approach than those whose lives are unlikely to be touched by crime..Read more

Teachers need help over fear factor
A Māori education consultant says many in the sector need help to get over the fear factor when it comes to teaching Māori children..Read more

Tainui houses growing where falcons fed
The ground has been broken for Te Kaarearea, a housing development in Hamilton East shared between Waikato Tainui and Housing New Zealand..Read more

History key to understanding nation
Advocacy group Action Station are calling for te reo Māori and New Zealand history should be core subjects in all schools..Read more

Whakatōhea board tries to hold settlement together
The chair of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board Robert Edwards says the iwi needs to hold together to get a settlement of its historic treaty claims..Read more

Kiro takes Māori leadership role at university
Former Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine and Ngāti Kahu is the university of Auckland's new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)..Read more

Māori models to feature on Paris catwalk
A Māori agency has been asked to provide models for an American designer showing at the Parish Fashion Week..Read more

Dollar signs divide Whakatohea
A Whakatohea hapū is objecting to a poll aimed at getting clarity about how the eastern bay of Plenty iwi wants to deal with its historic treaty settlement..Read more

New plan weighs cost of caring
The Government is developing a plan to provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability..Read more

Borstals past use by date
The Commissioner for Children is calling for the phased closure of the present care and protection residences as part of a shift away from our current state care system to a kaupapa Māori driven approach..Read more

King caught in door protest
Māori Women's Welfare League president Prue Kapua is dismissing an incident at the start of the league's conference as sour grapes by supporters of a defeated candidate for her job..Read more

Weight challenge more than raw BMI
A Northland doctor wants public health specialists to rethink their approach to tackling obesity in Māori..Read more

MWWL eyes child welfare role
Māori Women’s Welfare league president Prue Kapua says controversy over her getting a second term is limited to a small group within the league, and this week’s annual conference has much bigger issues to deal with..Read more

Little happy with Ngāpuhi process
A third round of consultation hui will be held next month on proposals to evolve the mandate for negotiating Ngāpuhi’s historic settlement..Read more

Shareholder pride behind dirty mining appeal
South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui is saddling up to go back into the court against Trans Tasman Resources.Read more

Ocean oil protesters share battle stories
Greenpeace campaign vessel the Rainbow Warrior 3 has arrived in Wellington after the North Island leg of its Making Oil History tour..Read more

Heart attack prompts cycle hikoi
A Manurewa man intends to peddle from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds for Mike King's Key to Life suicide prevention charity and Totara Hospice..Read more

Welfare League takes on Oranga Tamariki
Māori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kāpua says the league will continue to challenge Oranga Tamariki and other crown agencies to give up some of their power..Read more

Māori and Pacific culture celebrated in UK
New Zealand and Pacific Island passport holders are to get free entry to an exhibition opening in London this week that marks 250 years since the start of Captain Cook’s first Endeavour expedition to the South Pacific..Read more

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The Politics of Kindness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There's been a bit of debate online right now about what it means to have 'New Zealand values'. NZ First have brought the issue up by wanting a 'Values Test' for migrants and John Tamihere has written some thoughts in his latest NZ Herald column
Where's the business backbone?
John Tamihere: It beggars belief that business confidence is down, and to me this reflects major problems based on capacity and capability of our business leaders.
We are not mates with Australia
John Tamihere: Let's get the conclusion of this opinion piece out of the way, up front, and quickly. It's a myth that we are mates.





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