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SOUL stand ready to protect
Maintaining a watchful presence on the land and engaging in peaceful non-violent direct action is how the mana whenua-led, community-supported Save Our Unique Landscape Campaign will respond to any attempts by Fletcher Building Limited or its contractors, including Dempsey Wood Civil Limited, to begin roadworks on the contested land at Ihumaatao referred to as SHA62..Read more

Jesuit Social Services CEO Julie Edwards on Paakiwaha
MEDIA RELEASE: Senior leaders from Jesuit Social Services have embarked on a study trip to New Zealand to learn more about innovative approaches to dealing with adults and young people who have contact with the criminal justice system. The organisation’s findings and observations will be shared with policy makers and the wider community on their return..Read more

Shared values offer pathway to east
A Māori business lecturer is urging Māori to learn more about Asia cultures as a step towards discovering new business opportunities..Read more

Massey University Wellington Senior Lecturer Dr Jason Mika on Paakiwaha
Massey University Wellington Senior Lecturer Dr Jason Mika says a lack of understanding of the Asian market is causing lost opportunity for Māori businesses..Read more

Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta on Paakiwaha
Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced the Government will develop a plan of action to drive and measure Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress towards the aspirations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples..Read more

Aiden Gilbert, Uenuku chair on Paakiwaha
MEDIA RELEASE: Three Ruapehu Iwi and conservation experts have shared with the Minister of Conservation new developments in plans for a major EcoSanctuary project..Read more

Hastings councillor Bayden Barber on Paakiwaha
Hastings District councillors have voted in favour of appointing Māori representatives with voting rights to its four standing committees..Read more

National Iwi chairs spokersperson, Dr Margaret Mutu on Paakiwaha
Iwi are pleased that Government has decided to work in partnership with us to develop a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Read more

Bevan Graham - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
In 2011 his work in economic development saw him appointed to the Government’s Maori economic development panel which produced the Māori economic development strategy He kai kei aku ringa.Read more

Chels Marshall - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
Gumbayggirr woman and traditional owner from the Baga Baga/Ngambaa Clan - Northern NSW, Australia.Read more

Shane Holland - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
Shane Holland is the Manager Aboriginal Traditional Fishing, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)..Read more

Matt Osborne - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
Matt has been a member of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) since 2014.Read more

Jamie Tuuta - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
Jamie’s primary sector experience in agribusiness, fishing, Maori development and investment means he brings a lot to the table of Te Ohu Kaimoana. .Read more

Tina Ngata - Māori Fisheries Conference 2019
Tina Ngata is an advocate for sustainability and indigenous rights..Read more

Karakia helps pave way for mosque post mortems
Relationships formed years ago by the police ethnic services division have paid off as police mobilise to deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings..Read more

Whakatohea hapū reject parallel negotiation process
Whakatohea hapū are asking for negotiations over the Opotiki-based iwi’s claims to stop and a full historical inquiry to be mounted..Read more

Council and hapū ready for Waitara sell-off
New Plymouth District Council has signed an agreement with Manukorihi and Otaraua hapu on how they will work together to manage the proceeds of the sale of Waitara land.Read more

Ihumaatao SOUL hikoi to parliament
MEDIA RELEASE: Following a hugely successful Reclamation Festival at Ihumaatao on the weekend, supporters of the Auckland-based Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) Campaign will march through the streets of Wellington on 12 March, from Te Wharewaka to Parliament.Read more

Festival heightens Ihumatao split
Representatives of the Ihumātao community and Fletcher Building are pushing back after a weekend Reclamation Festival to support a protest against the company’s plans to develop land next to the south Auckland village..Read more

Tuhoe kuia led call for national museum
Flags have been flying at half mast at Te Papa Tongarewa to mark the death of long serving staffer Hema Temara at the age of 71..Read more

Tamihere tests Goff against Labour principles
Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere says incumbent Phil Goff has made it tough for anybody earning under $80,000 to live in the city..Read more

Māori and Pacific scholars explore business, cultural connections in Taipei.
Imagine spending a month in a foreign city, dedicating your time to learning a new language, exploring business opportunities, and discovering the cultural linkages across indigenous cultures and histories..Read more

Joint statement: Fletcher Building and Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority & Settlement Trust.
With regards to the weekend’s ‘Reclamation Festival’ at Ihumatao, Fletcher Residential Limited, the Makaurau Marae Maori Trust Board and The Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust & Tribal Authority, collectively the land owner of the Oruarangi Road SHA site and mana whenua of Ihumatao feel it is appropriate to remind the media that.Read more

Whakatōhea claim delay a chance for reconciliation
Eastern Bay of Plenty is Whakatōhea hopes to use a divisive treaty settlement process as a way to engage and unify its members..Read more

Pressure on mainstream following Whānau Ora report
The head of the North Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Merepeka Raukawa Tait, wants to see Governement agencies start to work with Whānau Ora providers to achieve their outcomes..Read more


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I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their 'care'.
State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:: John Campbell's remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape complaining earthquake survivors was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved.
Unlocked doors & blind spots: what ANZAC Day criticism of the NZ Police seems to miss
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There was much anguish made about the NZ Police decision to shut down and limit ANZAC Day events this year.





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