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Fine print keeps cancer drug from wāhine
Women struggling with breast cancer are challenging the health and Māori affairs select committees to deliver on a promise to review the activities of drug buying agency Pharmac..Read more

La-Verne King to sit on district court
Tai Tokerau lawyer La-Verne King has been appointed as a District Court Judge in Northland..Read more

Hapū champion wants a hapū led co-design
There’s a call for the crown to fund Ngāpuhi hapū to come up with a new model for negotiating the tribe’s treaty settlement..Read more

Journey to the First Light Begins
Ngati Porou Holding Company Ltd is pleased to be launching for the first time, the tourism experience, Maunga Hikurangi - Journey to the First Light..Read more

Christmas finance offers dress up danger as opportunity
Flyers arriving in mailboxes encouraging Kiwis to “entertain now, pay later” are fuelling the pressure to spend at Christmas, even if it means racking up debt..Read more

Ngai Tai Rangitoto interests trump Fullers
Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki could be a step closer to developing its tourism business on Rangitoto and Motutapu after the Supreme Court overturned concessions issued by the Department of Conservation..Read more

Marae tikanga softens Christmas parcel wait
The bouncy castle has come out at Ngā Whare Waatea as the marae moves into the second week of its Christmas package giveaway with the Auckland City Mission..Read more

Matamata iwi takes step towards settlement
The crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Hinerangi for an $8 million settlement, including the vesting of 14 scenic and historic reserves as cultural redress..Read more

Māori berry company appoints CEO and heavy weight directors.
Miro LP, a Māori driven berry company, announced today the appointment of Liz Te Amo as Chief Executive Officer and two highly acclaimed industry leaders to their board of directors - Lain Jager and Bob Major..Read more

Now is the time for action.
Kiwi’s can be proud of the New Zealand delegation in attendance at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 meeting in the city of Katowice, says Mike Smith, who is leading the Iwi Leaders Group on Climate Change..Read more

Edward Te Rangihiwinui (Hiwi) Tauroa, 1927-2018
Former Race Relations Conciliator (Commissioner) Hiwi Tauroa (DCMG, CNZM, JP) age 91, passed away peacefully on 11 December 2018 surrounded by his whānau..Read more

UNITEC appoints Jenny Lee-Morgan as Professor of Māori Research
Unitec Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of Jenny Lee-Morgan as Professor of Māori Research, responsible for leading Unitec’s Strategic Focus initiative on Māori Research..Read more

Māori submissions ignored in health report
The leader of a Māori suicide prevention project says his roopu is shocked at the way Māori submissions were ignored in the writing of the report for the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction..Read more

Words good but land better for Tauranga apology
A Tauranga kaumatua says the iwi is looking forward to a new relationship with the Anglican Church after an apology for a major historical injustice..Read more

Iwi owed discount on Napier Port shares
An iwi leader is challenging Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to make shares in the Port of Napier available to iwi and local residents for a discount, to ensure control of the asset stays in the region..Read more

Tipene old boys pursue leadership dream
The head of a roopu trying to reopen St Stephen’s College says Māori boarding schools are needed to build future generations of Maori leadership..Read more

Workforce focus for new top nurse
The Health Ministry’s new chief nursing officer says priorities will be achieving equity in health outcomes for Māori and ensuring a sustainable workforce will be a major aim for her job..Read more

Whānau business ‘Fush’ among the auspicious line up for Māori Language Awards
A whānau driven business designed to make an impact on the use of te reo in the South Island has been announced as a finalist in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards..Read more

Pride critics hijack history
A Māori transgender woman is rejecting the use of her history to ban police from marching in uniform in Auckland’s pride parade..Read more

Whānau Ora funding recipients finalists in Māori Language Awards
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Rangitāne o Wairau on being announced as finalists in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards for their Whānau Ora initiative Rauemi Tautoko mō Rangitāne o Wairau ..Read more

Put up or shut up time for hostile hapū
It’s D-Day for Ngāpuhi hapu as the first hui are held to collect their views on the proposed evolved mandate for resuming negotiations on settlement of historic claims..Read more

Māori Sports Awards finalists announced
Chief Executive of Te Tohu Takaaro Maori Dick Garratt from Ngai Tuhoe says one of the greatests challenges is to get nominations from different Maori and tauiwi sport organisations..Read more

Ngāi Tahu to formally partner with Oranga Tamariki
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu became the first iwi to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989..Read more

Māori and Pacific peoples more likely to suffer from gout, less likely to be treated
Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for gout, despite being significantly more likely to be affected by the disease than other ethnicities..Read more

Mandate hui important for Ngapuhi
Ngapuhi has started voting on changing the mandate for negotiating its treaty claims, with several hui held over the weekend..Read more


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Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only "fit and proper persons" should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won't be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.
The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd.
State Spying on Māori, environmentalists and activists requires immediate response
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The astonishing announcement by State Service Commissioner Peter Hughes that many Government Departments have been illegally spying on New Zealander's via corporate spying company Thompson & Clark is a dark obscenity to the democracy we believe in.





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