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Maori architects build on unique vision
A young Māori architect says Māori voices are critical to what will make Aotearoa New Zealand’s built environment unique..Read more

Ancestral pride on show at Aotearoa Waka Ama Nationals
The taitamariki have had their time on the water and now the older age grades are wielding their paddles for the 32nd Waka Ama Sprint Nationals on Lake Karapiro..Read more

Maori docs want training boost
The National Hauora Coalition says COVID-19 has highlighted long term underinvestment in training up enough general practice doctors, especially of Māori and Pasifika background..Read more

Whaingaroa Harbour off limits for scallops
Commercial fishing is being blamed for a shortage of scallops in a far north harbour..Read more

Councillor says Maori seat petition con job
A South Taranaki community board member is accusing lobby group Hobson’s Pledge of distributing dishonest and deceitful flyers in an effort to block a plan for a Māori ward in the district..Read more

Survey casts light on unreported crime
The latest New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey has found three in 10 New Zealanders had experienced crime..Read more

More putea for COVID recovery conservation jobs
Another $34 million is being put into the Jobs for Nature fund, which could create more than 400 jobs in ecology, restoration, trapping, pest control, fencing and project management..Read more

Hobson's Pledge tactics from Trump playbook
Māori Party MP Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is comparing lobby group Hobson’s Pledge to racist supporters of American president Donald Trump..Read more

Wharekura graduates making their mark
The new co-chair of Te Mātāwai wants to increase the visibility of the Māori language promotion body so more organisations come to it for support and funding..Read more

Vigilance needed as COVID mutates
A member of Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā is urging heightened vigilance as new strains of COVID-19 entering the country..Read more

Dredging and over-fishing anger Maori environment roopu
One of the founders of a new Māori environmental roopu says iwi should leave some of their fishing quota on the wharf to help with conservation efforts..Read more

Party hats left at gate for prophet’s birthday
Labour Māori vice president Tane Phillips says the party will still be represented at this month’s Rātana commemoration, even if they are not wearing their party hats..Read more

Hinemanu fights Taihape settlement
Members of a Taihape area iwi are threatening a hikoi on parliament because of fears their claims are slipping through the cracks of the treaty settlement process..Read more

Historian gets Parihaka poroporoaki
Historian, academic and wool classer Hazel Riseborough, whose book on Taranaki land confiscations became a blueprint for research on the Taranaki Claims, has been farewelled at Parihaka..Read more

Maori guide to counter cut and paste culture
A Māori cultural brand advisor is warning firms they could face ruin it they misuse or misappropriate Māori words, images or culture - and he’s put together a guide to help them avoid costly mistakes..Read more

Ruapekapeka remembrance brings vision for future
Tribes involved in the Battle of Ruapekapeka have marked the 175th anniversary of the conflict the Northern War by both remembering the past looking forward..Read more

Te Ruapekapeka commemoration chance for wider reflection
As hapū involved in the 1846 battle at Te Ruapekapeka welcome manuhiri to a three-day commemoration, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Kiri Allan says it’s a chance for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role such conflicts had in creating the nation..Read more

Call for reform of the Public Works Act“ a cessation to the open theft of land: National Maori Authority
The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has called for far-reaching reform and change when it comes to the Public Works Act and the drivers that have seen a significant amount of Maori land compulsorily taken over many decades..Read more

Māori strategy needed for prison peace
One of the kaumatua who helped negotiate an end to the riot at Waikeria Prison says it highlights the urgency of implementing the Hōkai Rangi Māori strategy throughout the prison system..Read more

Waikeria riot raises questions about gang influence
There’s a call for a review of the influence of gang culture in prisons in the wake of the Waikeria Prison riot..Read more

OPINION: My moko kauwae is calling
Atakohu Middleton | My moko kauwae is calling.Read more

End to protest at Waikeria good but action is needed now
Following the surrender of protesters at Waikeria Prison, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is calling on the Minister for Corrections to commit to addressing systemic issues in our prison system.Read more

Joint statement urges compassion following Waikeria surrender
Following the surrender of the protesters at Waikeria Prison we call on Corrections and Police to not press additional charges against the men who have been protesting..Read more

Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says..Read more

Waikeria siege over; action needs to come for reform
Media Release: “The New Zealand Maori Council is extremely pleased that the standoff at Waikeria prison has come to an end without any additional violence or damage” said Matthew Tukaki, Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council..Read more

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OPINION: Ministry of Social Development debt fiasco an example of beneficiary powerlessness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An example from social media of the total power the Ministry of Social Development has over the lives of beneficiaries emerged last week and reminded everyone of the punitive welfare culture we still have in NZ.
OPINION: After Waikeria Prison Riot - What Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis must be doing now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: After the lack of leadership displayed during the Waikeria Prison Riot, Minister Davis must be urgently reviewing the current state of the NZ prison muster.
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The Covid-19 risk for New Zealand and Maori in 2021
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The first six months of the New Year will decide the success of New Zealand’s defence against the Covid-19 Pandemic. New Zealand has the lowest case numbers, cases per capita millions, total deaths, and deaths per capita millions of all European OECD countries.





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