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Orakei hosts Matariki karakia
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei kicks off Auckland Council’s Matariki events with a dawn karakia tomorrow at Takaparawhau / Bastion Point..Read more

Pest fodder crippling carbon capture
Forest & Bird is warning New Zealand’s efforts to store carbon in the ngahere are being undermined by the way introduced pests are chewing through forests, shrub lands and tussock lands..Read more

Lake Okaro closed by algal bloom
Toi Te Ora Public Health has issued a health warning for Lake Ōkaro, the smallest of the Rotorua lakes under public management, after recent tests confirmed algal bloom..Read more

Cultural maps put Maori housing ahead
Associate Housing Minister Peeni Henare says he is seeing a real community and whānau focus in the way Māori plan housing developments..Read more

Transport consideration in Covid roll out
Good parking could be the key to a smooth roll out of Covid-19 vaccines..Read more

South Auckland iwi tackles rangatahi potential
Ngāti Tamaoho Charitable Trust will get $1 million over two years to run programmes for rangatahi in their south Auckland rohe in the latest round of He Poutama Rangatahi funding..Read more

Dame Naida dumps on dump enablers
Ngāti Whātua Rūnanga chair Kahurangi Dame Naida Glavish says she’s disgusted with Auckland Council over the approval of a mega-dump by the Dome Valley..Read more

Arrests at Waiheke as marina work starts
Green MP Elizabeth Kerekere says the police presence at Putiki Bay on Waiheke yesterday was overkill and inflamed an already tense situation..Read more

Museum doorstep no place for koiwi
The chair of Kororāreka Marae says is a box of bones left on the doorstep of Russell Museum turn out to be human, they will be reinterred as soon as possible..Read more

Cameras on boats and new dump rules to fix fisheries
Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker says funding is now in place to fit up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels around the country with on-board cameras by 2024..Read more

Wikitoria hostel reopened for Maori tertiary students
A new beginning for a whare which was home away from home for generations of Māori schoolgirls..Read more

Police move in on Putiki Bay penguin protectors
Green MPs Elizabeth Kerekere and Chloe Swarbrick are calling on Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to step in and stop development of a marina at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke..Read more

Customary owners frustrated at "landowners" stunt
A member of a Whakatōhea whānau is questioning what right a Whangārei lobby group has appealing a High Court ruling recognising its customary rights to parts of the takutai moana around Ōpōtiki..Read more

Haere ra to gold plated waka
A leader in the voyaging waka movement says the prospect of the America’s Cup defences leaving these shores should be seen an opportunity..Read more

Seymour white history tale comes unstuck
A Whangārei primary school principal says schools in the area are doing good work to counter racism - and they don’t need ACT leader David Seymour trying to use children to milk votes from rednecks..Read more

Graceful steppers make Porirua hall of fame
Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia and All Black halfback TJ Perenara are among the latest inductees to Porirua’s Hall of Fame..Read more

Tarakihi plan fails court test
Forest & Bird is celebrating a High Court judgment that the Minister of Fisheries was wrong to rely on a voluntary industry fishing plan when setting catch limits for tarakihi..Read more

Interviews unlock Agent Orange grim legacy
A Vietnam veteran says it’s long past time for the Government to accept the true impact of Agent Orange on veterans and their families..Read more

Korora keep fight going in Waiheke bay
A member of the Ngāti Pāoa group camped alongside a marina development at Waiheke says the voice of the iwi still hasn’t been heard in the planning process..Read more

Polynesian Panthers still walking alongside tangata whenua
The Polynesian Panthers were born on this day in 1971, and founding member Tigilau Ness says it's been a 50-year struggle for justice which Māori have walked alongside..Read more

A Company stories sought at show and tell
The whānau of 28 Māori Battalion A Company members are being asked to share stories and taonga..Read more

New subjects floated for NCEA
There are seven new subjects in the proposed Te Marautanga o Aotearoa curriculum and 13 new subjects in the New Zealand Curriculum for NCEA released today..Read more

Māori voices must be at front in speaking rights debate
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says he’s keen to see women speaking on his own south Auckland Marae but he doesn’t think the Waitangi National Trust should change tikanga for National Party leader Judith Collins..Read more

Job help needed in path for mental illness
A Northland kaupapa Māori service provider is out to find jobs for people recovering from mental illness..Read more

Dawn Raids apology brings back tough memories
Auckland Councillor Alf Filipaina says this month’s Government apology for the Dawn Raids could be a chance to heal for many people carrying long-standing trauma from the harsh immigration enforcement of the 1970s..Read more

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KIKO - Ka Puta (Official Video)
OPINION: National's bewildering evaluation of the impact of Colonisation on Maori is embarrassing
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It’s difficult to appreciate just how confused National seem to be when it comes to the impact of colonization on Māori.
OPINION: Let's be honest, we are torturing prisonersand many are Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The revelation that prisoners held in solitary confinement have surged 78% since Labour came to power highlights how toxic our prison culture has become.
OPINION: Debate with gangs essential for real solutions
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The disgraceful manner in which the Human Rights Commission, Marama Davidson and Willie Jackson are being tarnished by National and ACT for meeting with the Mongrel Mob is shameful!





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