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Pork bones and pictures in Apanui COVID recovery plan
Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Te Whanau a Apanui has packed up its border control, but it continues to marshal resources to help its whanau cope with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis..Read more

Police tactics oppressive by nature says hikoi head
The organiser of several protest hikoi in the far north says New Zealand police need to check they are not on the same path as their American counterparts..Read more

Arts get $170m COVID injection
The Government has unveiled a $175 million package to help artists and musicians recover from the shock of COVID-19..Read more

Case made for Te Mana o Te Wai
The chair of Te Kahui o te Wai, the Māori advisory group on freshwater, says new rules designed to clean up rivers, lakes and wetlands are a significant advance..Read more

Wairarapa iwi taps global scholar
A Ngarimu scholarship winner and Fulbright Scholar will have a chance to see Māori development in action with her appointment to the board of Rangitāne’s Tu Mai Rā Investments..Read more

Mighty totara to have new role in wildlife centre
After a year-long effort, a 900-year-old totara log has been extracted from a Wairarapa creek and gifted to Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre..Read more

Upside for Māori in post-Covid trade
The chair of Māori trade advocacy body Te Taumata says the COVID-19 economic recovery could be a chance for Māori to catch up and even get ahead of the pack..Read more

Rest home death added to COVID tally
There has been one further death in New Zealand from COVID-19..Read more

Māori take place at governance tables
More than one in five members on state sector boards and committees is Māori..Read more

Far North reviews Māori representation
Far North District Council is looking at what it needs to do to encourage more Māori participation in decision making..Read more

New team talks tech with Te Aupouri
Change is afoot in far north iwi Te Aupōuri..Read more

National urged to purge for renewal
Time for a real clean out in National’s ranks..Read more

Pūtea eases pressure of tough new water rules
The Government is creating a $700 million fund for riparian and wetland planting and other initiatives to prevent farm run off entering waterways..Read more

Maori purge bad sign for National future
Employment Minister Willie Jackson says National’s new leader seems determined to drag his party back to the Don Brash era with attacks on Māori..Read more

Pay equity on the way for teacher aides
More than 22,000 school teacher aides are set to get pay increases of up to 28 percent under an historic pay equity settlement..Read more

Kaye says competence key to shallow cabinet ranking
Meanwhile, National's new deputy leader Nikki Kaye says she wants to ensure the party’s Māori MPs have a strong voice and are respected..Read more

Survey finds Māori vulnerable to economic shock
The Māori Party is calling for a doubling of core benefits and an increase in the minimum wage to address the economic impact of COVID-19..Read more

NZ First Foundation scandal all innuendo says Peters
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is accusing a Radio New Zealand reporter of using innuendo to create a false narrative about a trust linked to the party..Read more

Kapa haka contenders found by consensus
Four rōpū from Te Tai Tokerau will take the stage at next year's national kapa haka competition, despite the rohe scrapping its regional competition because of COVID-19 restrictions..Read more

Tribunal slams housing development on urupā
Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable trust hopes a scathing Waitangi Tribunal finding marks the end of a development on a historically significant burial ground at Waikanae..Read more

Collins defends low ranking for Māori MPs
Fourth-ranked National Party member Judith Collins says it’s not good to push MPs onto the front bench if they don’t have enough parliamentary experience..Read more

Manuhiri fears water pollution from Dome landfill
The chair of Mahurangi iwi Ngāti Manuhiri is questioning Auckland Council’s support of a giant landfill near Warkworth..Read more

Voluntary effort call for seabird safety
Pressure is going on the fishing industry to stop killing seabirds..Read more

Collins held strong hand in leadership bid
You've got to know when to hold 'em - know when to fold 'em..Read more

Car smoking ban passes
Parliament yesterday unanimously passed a bill making it illegal to smoke in a car with children, a decade after a Māori affairs select committee inquiry recommended the move be investigated..Read more

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'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
National's passive racism highlighted in Muller reshuffle
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you intend to take over a political party, your motivation to do so should be driven by a deep political belief that you have better ideas than the current leadership and that those ideas are filled with so many self-evident truths that your disloyalty is forgiven and a better set of ideas put in place under your leadership and authority.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | COVID Māori Weekly Update 26 May | Level 2 Second Wave
THE NEW ZEALAND SITUATION: The main figures inspire confidence that New Zealand has gained a good degree of control over COVID-19.
What latest Poll means for the Maori Party?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZs latest Poll shows the same trend the TV3 Poll did, the National Party is in meltdown as the country thanks Jacinda for saving us from the public health pandemic nightmare we are witnessing in other countries.





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