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Maori caucus seeking election momentum
The head of Labour’s Māori caucus says the Māori MPs are looking for some wins in the next couple of months to give them momentum for election year..Read more

Auckland Council unwelcome on Ihumaatao title
A spokesperson for the Kingitanga says he’s surprised at speculation the Government may loan Auckland Council $40 million to buy land at Ihumatao from Fletcher Residential..Read more

Strong take up of school donation offer
The Principal’s Federation is welcoming the take up of a Government scheme to replace school donations..Read more

Poverty reduction targets on track
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says the Government is on track to list between 50,000 and 74,000 children out of poverty.Read more

Te Tai Poutini protests swimming against the tide
Te Tai Poutini protests swimming against the tide.Read more

Waitangi welcomes royals
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will shortly be welcomed on to the Treaty Grounds in what will be the first visit to Waitangi by a member of the royal family since the prince went 25 years ago..Read more

Mangu strikes first in leadership stoush
New Ngapuhi chair Mere Mangu has sidestepped a leadership challenge by asking the courts to clarify what the rūnanga constitution says about leadership..Read more

Pakeha maunga protest sign of future tension
A Māori lawyer says a predominantly Pākeha protest against the clearance of pest trees on an Auckland volcano may be a sign of things to come as mana whenua assert their guardianship of their assets..Read more

Kotahitanga on offer with run for Labour top job
The chair of the Labour Party’s Kaunihera Māori says making Tane Phillips the party president would be a way to emphasise the importance of Māori to Labour’s future..Read more

Dark days for Samoa as measles outbreak rages
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall says the outbreak of measles in Samoa is a harsh reminder of the need for New Zealand to get its immunisation strategies right..Read more

Kingitanga unhappy with council input into Ihumatao
The Kingitanga is warning the Government about taking moves that would further alienate mana whenua from Ihumaatao..Read more

New rules for water bottling bids
The Green Party has welcomed proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act which should lead to stronger controls on applications by overseas interests to buy land for water bottling in New Zealand..Read more

Murupara experience tops tourism awards
A Māori-owned business that is helping to revitalise the remote central North Island community of Murupara has won the community engagement award in this year’s Tourism Industry Association Awards..Read more

Moana backs drones for dolphin protection
Maori-owned seafood company Moana New Zealand is backing a controversial plan to use drones to protect the estimate 63 remaining Māui dolphins..Read more

Tough love no easy ride for cop's son
Former police inspector Huri Dennis says helping his son navigate a police investigation and prosecution was the right thing to do..Read more

Too few Maori on NZX boards
The composition of New Zealand's boardrooms remain overwhelmingly white and male..Read more

Godson Pomare sealed royal connection
Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis is looking forward to reminding Prince Charles of Ngāti Manu's connection to the royal family when the heir to the throne visits Waitangi on Wednesday..Read more

Te Tiriti key to transformation for departing Green
Outgoing Green MP Gareth Hughes says better acknowledgement of the Treaty of Waitangi is the way to transform New Zealand for the better..Read more

Te ihi, te wehi to fore in performance overview
More than a century of Māori performance is being celebrated in an exhibition at the National Library in Wellington..Read more

Brunning a force for mana motuhake in theatre
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Ngapuhi Runanga declares $2m surplus
Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi has declared a $2.1 million surplus for the year to June 30..Read more

Nancy Brunning a creative force to the end
Patient Voice Aotearoa says actor, director and playwright Nancy Brunning has joined the roll call of petitioners who have died before the drugs they needed to hold their cancer at bay were funded..Read more

Iwi positions retained despite opposition
The new Otago Regional Council has voted 8-4 to stick with the previous council’s decision to appoint iwi representatives to its strategy and planning committee..Read more

Shaw tackles abuse inquiry challenge
The new chair of the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State and Religious Care says it’s important to get the stories out into the open..Read more

Power struggle as Ngapuhi Runanga reports back
The Ngāpuhi Rūnanga holds its first annual meeting tomorrow for more than a decade without Sonny Tau, and his legacy and succession are likely to be hotly contested..Read more

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Armed Police & Cannabis prohibition - 2 examples of bias against Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The stats when it comes to Māori cannabis convictions and shootings by armed Police make for sobering reading.
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.
National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human






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