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Seats safe in Māori option
The number of Māori seats is unlikely to change as a result of the 2018 Māori Electoral Option..Read more

Whakarongo world for reo with beats
The lead singer with electronic band SoccerPractise says she wrote songs in te reo Maori as a way to hang on to the language..Read more

ACT policy test of Māori seat utility
ACT leader David Seymour says the Māori seats should go because the Māori MPs won’t defend his signature charter schools policy..Read more

Seymour act on Māori seats messy
Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says ACT leader David Seymour is treating Māori voters as a plaything..Read more

Ngāpuhi Rūnanga in for long haul
Ngāpuhi leader Sonny Tau says his rūnanga won’t be pushed aside from talks about the tribe’s future..Read more

New format for Ngapuhi talks
Ngāpuhi Rūnanga chair Sonny Tau is praising Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little for his bravery in fronting up to Ngāpuhi hapu over the weekend..Read more

Māori locked out of water access debate
An advisor to the Iwi Chairs Forum says ownership lies at the heart of any discussions about the preservation and allocation of New Zealand’s water..Read more

Wind gives Tahitians edge on home waters
Paddlers from Aotearoa have returned from the Va'a Ama World Sprints in Tahiti with fewer medals than the last championship but heightened respect for the skills of their hosts..Read more

Tribunal defended from puffing politicians
Māori lawyers are upset as what they see as a constitutional attack by politicians on the Waitangi Tribunal..Read more

Tauranga bullied by Hauraki claim
Ngai Te Rangi chair Charlie Tāwhiao says his iwi was bullied into an agreement giving Hauraki iwi some settlement redress within Tauranga Moana..Read more

Expect Māori trash talk from click bait Nazis
One of the organisers of a new anti-racism group expects a pair of Canadian far right speakers to turn up the dial against Māori if they come here..Read more

Selective amnesia over Hauraki--Tauranga carve-up
The lead negotiator for Hauraki is accusing Ngai Te Rangi leader Charlie Tawhiao of selective amnesia about historic agreements between the tribes..Read more

Sixth talk brings Ngāpuhi deal closer
Good vibes is how one of the participants is describing the latest attempt to resolve the impasse over Ngāpuhi's treaty settlement negotiations..Read more

Tauranga fuming at Hauraki progress
Tauranga Moana iwi Ngai Te Rangi is threatening Labour with electoral consequences if it signs a settlement with the Hauraki Collective..Read more

Hui ā Rohe - Te Whānau o Waipareira
Te Whanau o Waipareira is calling this hui in an attempt to put together a coalition of the willing.We look forward to you attending our hui on Monday 30 July 2018, 10am at Hoani Waititi Marae, Glen Eden..Read more

Hate hucksters threat to race relations
Anti-racism campaigner John Minto says there is no free speech issue with the impending visit of a pair of right wing speakers because their aim is not to contest ideas but to provoke hate against racial and religious minorities..Read more

Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi fundamentally opposed to seabed mining activity
Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust and Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust are fundamentally opposed to seabed mining activities within their tribal rohe..Read more

Māori after-thought in broadcast innovation fund
Māori screen artists feel Māori are an after-thought in a new broadcasting innovation fund..Read more

Bird prepares Murupara for the world
Murupara-based educator Pem Bird says he's preparing the next generation of Ngāti Manawa to be citizens of the world..Read more

Māori voices rising in local government
Māori in local government feel their voice is growing, despite the failure of any councils this year to get Māori wards in place..Read more

Awatere questions Haumaha attack
Former MP Donna Awatere-Huata wants an investigation into whether elements in the police have conspired with victim support advocate Louise Nicholas to attack the appointment of Wally Haumaha as deputy police commissioner..Read more

Māori premium in wool story
Māori could be key to a strategy to get more for New Zealand’s wool.Read more

Pouroto Ngaropo on Paakiwaha
Close friend of Awanuiārangi Black talks with Dale Huusband on Paakiwaha about the revelations that have played out on social media over the weekend..Read more

Gina Rangi on Paakiwaha
Council continues to work with Tiny Deane from Visions of a Helping Hand, who is operating an overnight drop-in shelter..Read more

Merepeka Raukawa Tait on Paakiwaha
Māoridom is shocked and divided over revelations the late Ngāti Pūkenga leader Awanuiārangi Black was a paedophile..Read more


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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.
John Tamihere: Give Haumaha a fair go
John Tamihere: Superintendent Wally Haumaha has copped a lot of stick over the last two months.
Peters right to pursue leak in court
John Tamihere: It's remarkable how we can all look and hear someone say or conduct themselves and come away with hugely varying understandings.





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