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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

Māori tech entrepeneurs to explore opportunities in Vietnam
Vietnam is quickly gaining a reputation for its entrepreneurial spirit - and five Māori entrepreneurs will get the chance to experience the country’s tech-hungry culture on a visit in November..Read more

KiwiBuild middle class welfare
A veteran social activist and Mana candidate says Labour’s KiwiBuild policy is turning into middle class welfare..Read more

Special education aides to boost schools
A Māori education unionist is welcoming a $217 million boost in funding for special education..Read more

America’s Cup boat builder celebrates with Opotiki iwi and local youth on the launch of Kukutai
A little bit of America’s Cup touched Opotiki with the launch of Kukutai, a new aquaculture vessel, purpose-built for the challenging conditions of an offshore Bay of Plenty mussel farm..Read more

Kaihoe paddle way to health
Massey University researchers have confirmed the value of waka ama to health promotion..Read more

Compromises result in saleable Ngāpuhi package
Ngāpuhi chair Sonny Tau expects a positive response to the latest proposed structure to negotiate the tribe’s historic claim settlement..Read more

Finalists for 2018 Māori Radio Awards Announced
Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori congratulates the finalists for the Māori Radio Awards 2018 with the winners to be announced at an invitation-only awards evening on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua..Read more

Love and forgiveness for Sir Ngātata
A call for forgiveness from Dame Tariana Turia for the late Sir Ngātata Love..Read more


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Drive with Claudette
'How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism'
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.
Sonny Bill Williams is a sporting hero we need
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always had an enormous amount of respect and aroha for SBW.
Māori voices need to lead the Climate Change debate
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:As the UN Climate Vulnerable Forum ended last week, they put out a press release detailing the impact climate change will have on the poorest members of the most vulnerable countries





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