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Council contribution owed for Ihumātao resolution
A Māori historian says Auckland Council, the Government and Fletcher Residential all need to contribute something to resolving the Ihumātao stand-off..Read more

Māori missing from mayoral policy prescriptions
Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare says he's still waiting to see what candidates for Auckland Council intend to do for Māori..Read more

Māori curriculum guide set for revamp
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced reviews of both the reo Māori learning framework and the way the national curriculum is set..Read more

Pikihuia finds new Māori voices
A Melbourne-based wahine with Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa and Aboriginal whakapapa has won the First-time writer in English award in this year's Pikihuia Awards for short stories..Read more

Addiction recovery path to citizenship
One of the organisers of a conference on drug and alcohol addiction says people in recovery have a huge amount to offer society..Read more

Cook protest enters 5G phase
Iwi around Gisborne are assembling grievances to air when a replica of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour sails in next month..Read more

No treaty settlement at Ihumātao - Taonui
A Māori academic says there has been no treaty settlement over land at Ihumātao, and the field is clear for innovative solutions..Read more

Town hall send off for Koro Mullins
Dannevirke will today farewell shearing identity Koro Mullins with a funeral in the town hall after the conclusion of his tangi at Makirikiri Marae..Read more

Ngāti Hine brings separatist message to Māngere
The Ngāti Hine roadshow arrives in Tāmaki Makaurau tomorrow afternoon with a hui at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae in Māngere..Read more

Long path to Ngāti Hinerangi settlement
A Bill settling the claims of Ngāti Hinerangi has its first reading today..Read more

Tamihere defends seig heiling Goff
Auckland mayoralty candidate John Tamihere is standing by his use of the Nazi German phrase Seig Heil during a debate with rival Phil Goff..Read more

Government history response more than asked for
The New Zealand History Teachers' Association says the Government has done more than it hoped in requiring schools at all levels to teach New Zealand history from 2022..Read more

Air New Zealand drops kia ora trademark bid
Māori Council executive director Matthew Tukaki is welcoming Air New Zealand dropping its application to trademark the phrase Kia ora as used in the title of its inflight magazine..Read more

Ihumātao fix out of treaty process
A Mana Whenua member and co-founder of Save Our Unique Landscape says the stand off over Ihumātao has highlighted the need to move beyond the treaty settlement process..Read more

Many questions as Government asked to solve Ihumātao tangle
A spokesperson for the Māori king says the crown buying the land at Ihumātao could be the way to resolve the stand off over development of a special housing area..Read more

Pop up clinic as measles threatens Waikato
Te Kōhao Health in partnership with the Waikato District Health Board is opening a pop up clinic in Hamilton East tomorrow to offer free measles vaccination..Read more

Tonga state funeral for champion of democracy
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has praised the late Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva as a stand out among Pacific politicians..Read more

Te Aitanga a Hauiti plans pōwhiri for Tupaia and Cook uri
Te Aitanga a Hauiti is stepping in to welcome a replica of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour to the East Coast after four iwi from Tūranganui a Kiwa refused to offer a pōwhiri..Read more

'Orgy of speculation' on Labour assault claims
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says allegations of sexual assault by a former Labour staffer have been turned into an orgy of speculation..Read more

Māori board position stepping stone to power
Prestige, power and pūtea..Read more

Values shape Māori approach to forestry
New research on New Zealand's plantation forests has found Māori bring different values to the business than non-Māori..Read more

King puts Ihumātao back in Government court
The Māori king says the people of Ihumātao want their land back..Read more

More action needed to reach million reo speaker target
The Māori Party says the Government's goal of one million Kiwis having basic conversations in te reo by 2040 is unrealistic if more is not done to increase reo acquisition..Read more

More state houses better fix than Kiwibuild
Greens co-leader James Shaw says rather than get hung up on flaws with Kiwibuild, he wants to see more attention paid to the expansion of state housing..Read more

State housing a mixed blessing for Māori
Happy birthday to state housing..Read more

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Ihumātao | National Party Solutions | More Problematic than Helpful
Dr Rawiri Taonui: This column looks at the National Party proposals for resolving the stand-off over the Fletcher Residential Special Housing Project at Ihumātao.
If your baby is being stolen by Oranga Tamariki, you must immediately start live streaming it
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: New shameful footage of Oranga Tamariki using Police to take a new born Maori infant from a mothers arms has emerged from Auckland Hospital and the outrage should be deafening.
The latest Oranga Tamariki outrage
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We have all been horrified by the brutality of Oranga Tamariki uplifts, we have all been shocked at the lack of oversight, we have all been angered by the total failure of checks and balances within a system that has eroded parental rights in favour of big data calculations that decide to take your child based on future crimes.





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