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MEDIA RELEASE: Kaumatua & Kuia call for protestors to leave Ihumātao
A short time ago, kaumatua and kuia representing mana whenua from Te Kawerau ā Maki, Te Ākitai Waiohua, and Tainui, walked onto the land that Fletcher Building owns at Ōruarangi Road, known as Ihumātao, and asked protestors to leave..Read more

Information hui for abuse inquiry
People interested in participating in the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State Care and Religious institutions can learn more at an information hui at Hoani Waititi Marae in New Lynn this afternoon..Read more

Vinnie Campbell from Callaghan Innovation about Matariki X on Paakiwaha
Matariki X is back in 2019 to inspire and empower our Māori innovators. Connect with others, share new ideas, and learn how to better manage and grow your business..Read more

AUT Professor Denise Wilson on Paakiwaha
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely than those of European descent to be placed out of home by child protection services..Read more

Keonilei Fairbanks Lealiifano on Paakiwaha
We are standing in support of the protectors of Maunakea (Kia'i Mauna), who are trying to stop the construction of the thirty-Metre Telescope on top of its summit.Read more

Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Urs Signer on Paakiwaha
Climate group outraged at new Taranaki drilling.Read more

Second chance for 'koretake' commentators
The Māori All Blacks get a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow when they take the field in Rotorua for the return match against Fiji, and Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare gets another chance to refresh his commentating skills..Read more

Debris dams offer long term plan for Waiapu recovery
One of the people behind an ambitious scheme to reduce erosion in the Waiapu Catchment says it's something that will benefit the whole East Coast community..Read more

LegaSea's fishy story fails smell test
The Māori Fisheries Settlement Trust is rejecting a call from a recreational fishing lobby group to scrap the quota management system..Read more

Ignored warnings costly
A Ngāti Awa leader says council was told not to allow subdivision of a part of Matatā where homeowners are now being told they must leave..Read more

Local Government NZ embraces Māori view of local
The chair of Local Government New Zealand's Te Maruata Māori sub-committee says the association's new localism drive fits well with a kaupapa Māori approach..Read more

Te Maruata chair Bonita Bingham on Paakiwaha
The LGNZ sector voted at 98 percent to have a permanent seat with full voting rights for Maori at the sectors National Couincil table..Read more

Ngāpuhi tamariki in care nearly double any other Iwi
Chairman of Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi, Rāniera Tau acknowledges that there is much work to be done if we are to collectively improve social outcomes for our people and reduce these terrible statistics..Read more

Wāhine Kākano to inspire young women leaders
Nearly 600 young women will descend upon Auckland and Rotorua next month to take part in New Zealand’s premier young women’s festival, Wāhine Kākano..Read more

Interim Chief Executive of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision appointed
The Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has appointed Honiana Love.Read more

Media Release: Children’s Commissioner to conduct review
The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months..Read more

Ngāti Kahungunu pleased with meeting ministers to find solutions
Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (NKII) leaders are pleased to have met with Ministers Martin, Davis and Mahuta to find solutions to the incident that occurred on the 1st May 2019.Read more

Justice report shows no progress in generation
Social entrepreneur Denis O'Reilly says he's getting a back to the '80s vibe from the report of the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group chaired by former National Party Minister Chester Borrows..Read more

Rangatahi justice approach reducing offending
The chair of the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group wants to see the sort of innovations that have transformed the Youth Court flow through to adult courts..Read more

Ngāi Tahu outreach brings in more uri
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is on the road as the South Island iwi seeks to connect with and update members..Read more

Smaller homes better for rangatahi remand
Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants to see more small scale secure family houses to take rangatahi who are on remand for crimes..Read more

Vietnam veterans focus of Manukau expo
Vietnam veterans and their whānau are the focus of a hui this weekend at AUT’s South Auckland campus..Read more

Small steps to start kaupapa Māori service
The chair of Te Rōpu, Māori advisory group on family and sexual violence, expects about $20 million of the $320 million promised in.Read more

Violence money best targeted at ground forces
The executive director of the New Zealand Māori Council wants to see more of the Government’s $320 million package to counter family and sexual violence being spent on building up Māori social service organisations..Read more

Te Mangai Paho a reo funder
The head of Te Māngai Paho says it’s not longer just a broadcast funding agency..Read more


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It's been 40 days since the Oranga Tamariki footage and the PM + her Minister have still not seen it
40 days since the chilling Oranga Tamariki uplift footage and the Prime Minister and her Minister in charge of Oranga Tamariki still have not viewed it.
Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki".
Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?





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