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Waiariki iwi seek Maori fish farm knowledge
Waiariki-based Māori aquaculture is set to get a boost thanks to a new collaborative research project with independent organisation Scientific research body Cawthron Institute is teaming up with Waiariki iwi to develop mātauranga Māori-centred, sustainable aquaculture strategies for region..Read more

Polyfest a celebration of tangata whenua, tangata moana
Polyfest starts tomorrow, and Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says after two year’s of disruption the kids are raring to get on stage to celebrate their various cultures..Read more

Fight night checkpoint ruse for illegal snooping
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found police acted illegally when they took photographs of a woman detained at a roadside checkpoint..Read more

Tauranga commissioners uphold Maori ward choice
Tauranga City Council commissioners have unanimously voted to establish a Māori ward..Read more

Groups fight to keep drug reform on agenda
A justice reform advocate says there is room for the Government to change drug laws so drug use is treated as a health issue rather than a crime..Read more

Justice with kindness aim of Maori knight
The country’s newest knight says Māori judges bring a unique perspective to the bench..Read more

COVID-19 vaccination centre for frontline healthcare workers opens in Tauranga
The centre, established by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), is catering to frontline healthcare workers who work in and around the city. It is located in 1st Avenue, near the former Farmers building and was opened yesterday (Monday 12 April)..Read more

Press Release Te Kōhanga National Trust Board Election Results 2021
On behalf of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board we are proud to announce Peggy Luke-Ngaheke, Hoana McMillian and Rāniera Procter elected as Trustees of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust..Read more

A century of inequality: The real issue for Māori in the age of COVID-19
Despite Aotearoa gaining international praise for its COVID-19 response, two independent reports commissioned by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust have found that Māori vulnerability and resilience to these large-scale crises remain largely unchanged for the past century..Read more

Rotorua mayor says MP jumped the gun
Rotorua Mayor says Waiariki MP jumped the gun in claiming a sewage catastrophe.Read more

Loneliness a threat to health
Māori were the most likely to report feeling lonely most or all of the time, while Pākeha and Pacific peoples were least likely to feel lonely, according to a new report..Read more

Māori Party late with report
Māori Party president says in a party run by inexperienced volunteers mistakes would be made..Read more

Pohutukawa wrong tree for Erebus memorial
Ngāti Whātua leader Dame Naida Glavish says the siting of an Erebus memorial beside the Parnell Rose Gardens shows a break down in heritage, environmental and cultural protection processes..Read more

Iwi health navigators looking to stop accident injuries
Te Arawa Whānau Ora says a $1.4 million partnership will lead to new training and tools to support injury prevention and rehabilitation research for the region’s ageing Māori population..Read more

Whakatakapokai step away from prison for rangatahi
Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis says the new Whakatakapōkai youth justice residence opened in south Auckland this morning represents a better way to deal with young offenders..Read more

Duke keen to build future leaders
The Duke of Edinburgh is being remembered as showing a keen interest in Māori aspirations..Read more

Construction sector needs more skilled Maori
The Construction Sector Accord is partnering with Diversity Works New Zealand to increase the number of Māori, Pasifika and women in the sector..Read more

Games open doors for south Taranaki rangatahi
South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui hopes the new e-sports arena at its Hāwera HQ will open up young minds to careers in technology or design..Read more

Streaming part of history of dumbed down education
A Māori educationalist says streaming in schools is part of a long history of structures used to hold back Māori..Read more

Rangitane role for Palmerston North council
Palmerston North should have one or two Māori seats in time for next year’s local government election..Read more

Maori-China ties acknowledged in Ventnor memorial
A documentary maker working on the saga of the SS Ventnor says the story isn’t over..Read more

Rating change puts Maori landowners in stronger position
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says writing off rate arrears on Māori land will be good for both Māori landowners and councils..Read more

New AUT law dean promises bicultural education for all
Khylee Quince has become the first Māori to head a law school in Aotearoa..Read more

Judge cites tikanga in blocking land hand back
A High Court judge says he doesn’t expect to have the last word on a judgment that severely restricts the ability of the Waitangi Tribunal to order the return of state owned enterprise land to claimants..Read more

Redress due to Ngati Hinerangi for crown contempt
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says every settlement reinforces his commitment to seeing justice done for the abuses of the past..Read more

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OPINION: Labour refuse to do anything about racist drug laws
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An unprecedented coalition of 25 organisations like the New Zealand Medical Association, the Mental Health Foundation, the Public Health Association, the Maori Law Society, the Drug Foundation, Hapai te Hauora, and JustSpeak have called on drug reform citing health and societal issues while pointing out how racist our drug laws are.
OPINION: More Maori men will be found guilty of sexual assault thanks to law change
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More criticism last week of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill when the co-President of the Penal Reform League, Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams, warned again that the law changes would see more innocent Maori men found guilty of rape and sexual assault.
OPINION: Maori Party brutally outflanks Kelvin Davis again
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the Māori Party are supporting Waikeria Prison protesters in filing civil rights claims against Corrections brutally outflanked the hapless Kelvin Davis once again.
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