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Tapsell challenge put whanau on path to kiwifruit gold
An Ahuwhenua Trophy finalist is crediting the late parliamentarian Sir Peter Tapsell for setting it on the path to hapū wealth through its whenua..Read more

Maori children doing it tough
One in four Māori children are living in poverty..Read more

Shaw hunger strike exposes system prejudice
A Māori legal academic says a hunger strike in Rimutaka Prison has highlighted the unfair treatment meted out to Māori offenders by the justice system..Read more

Iwi scheme positive for health insurer
Health insurer nib New Zealand is pointing to its partnership with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as an example of how it is becoming more about better health rather than just responding to sickness..Read more

PGF road and rail spend boosts Kawerau prospects
The eastern Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau is feeling the love today from the Provincial Growth Fund..Read more

Moeahu given arts council role
Te Rūnanganui o Te Ātiawa chair Kura Moeahu has been appointed to the board of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa..Read more

Too slack to enroll, too slack to vote
National's Maori development spokesperson says same day enrolling and voting rewards lack of personal responsibility..Read more

Pasifika returns to Western Springs
Pasifika is heading back to Western Springs after a two year absence..Read more

Maori Golf takes aim at Open
This week’s New Zealand Golf Open is being given a more Māori flavour..Read more

Sharp bite in protein battle
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says he has no beef with plant-based food, he just doesn’t want to see it called meat..Read more

Ruatoria hosts te reo Maori fly in
Ruatoria Aero Club is hosting the world’s first te reo Maori fly in..Read more

Rotorua sewage plan sparks petition
Anger over a plan to discharge treated sewage into Lake Rotorua for the next 30 years has sparked a petition calling for the lake to be given personhood rights..Read more

Path to justice review simplified
A member of the establishment advisory group for the new Criminal Cases Review Commission says it should be far easier for Maori to use than the current system..Read more

Waititi jumps off colonists' waka
The Māori Party's Waiariki candidate says the mainstream parties can't be a voice for Māori aspirations..Read more

Dead tuna point to Silver Fern Farms failure
A south Taranaki iwi leader says an ammonia spill from Silver Ferns Farms' Hawera meat plant that killed thousands of eels is a sign of how environmental protections are failing..Read more

Hokioi statue revives ancestral connection
Iwi and locals in Karamea have unveiled a life-sized bronze sculpture of an extinct hokioi or Haast's eagle, which is considered the spiritual guardian of the Karamea Estuary..Read more

Te reo element in life of art and advocacy
This year's Kiwibank New Zealander of the year says she sees herself as a mere soldier of te reo..Read more

Maori views sought on trade hurdles
Whenua will be top of mind when trade negotiators meet with Maori in Rotorua this week for the first consultation hui organised by new Maori trade body Te Taumata..Read more

Leoni to fly Labour flag in Waikato
Waitemata Local Board deputy chair Kerrin Leoni has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Waikato electorate..Read more

Political radiation leak over attack ad lines
Pot. Kettle. Black..Read more

Caruthers to head review appeal backstop
One of New Zealand’s most experienced barristers has been appointed to head the new Criminal Cases Review Commission, which will review criminal convictions and sentences where there is a claimed miscarriage of justice..Read more

Vaping Bill finally arrives
Māori public health advocacy group Hapai Te Hauora is welcoming today’s introduction of a Bill to regulate vaping..Read more

Ahuwhenua finalists show horticulture gold
The Bay of Plenty has provided all three finalists for the first edition of the Ahuwhenua Trophy to feature horticulture..Read more

Waititi to stand for Maori Party in Waiariki
MEDIA STATEMENT: Rawiri Waititi will stand for the Māori Party in Waiariki at September’s General Election..Read more

Ngati Porou pride in school docos
One of the contributors to a new resource about Ngāti Porou's treaty settlement process says it will be of huge value to current and future generations of school pupils..Read more

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'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
National promises to gut worker rights and tenant rights if elected

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It's an interesting tactic, but the National Party of New Zealand clearly believe that renters and workers won't bother voting in the 2020 election because they are promising that if National become the Government they will remove renter rights and scrap any plan to raise the minimum wage.

With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%.
Oranga Tamariki review: Deplorable, despicable and unacceptable !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury, The Whānau Ora report into Oranga Tamariki is out, and it is a deplorable, despicable and unacceptable read!
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