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Carved karaka unlock Moriori survival mystery
New research has identified how the Moriori cultivated the karaka tree to allow them to survive on the remote Chatham Islands..Read more

Ruanuku to provide sage advice to Māori researchers
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the centre for Māori research excellence, has created a new award to acknowledge Māori academic leaders who have a long history of bringing about major social change and impact in Aotearoa New Zealand..Read more

500 te reo champions in classrooms
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says more than 500 teachers and support staff have already graduated from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, which is part of the Government's programme to integrate te reo Māori into education by 2025..Read more

Rainbow tribute for Lee Smith
One of the pou of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori has fallen..Read more

Māori want results from Auckland Statutory Board
A member of Auckland’s Independent Māori Statutory Board says it’s time to be less polite in pushing for a fair share for Māori..Read more

Tana claims exonderation but petrol leak damage done
Outgoing Porirua Mayor Mike Tana wants an investigation into the leaking of an email which he believes cost him the election..Read more

Simpler steps for Māori land management
People have been given just 40 days to make submissions to the Māori affairs select committee on reforms aimed at simplifying the process of succeeding to Māori land..Read more

Rough seas means waka hourua to miss Whitianga welcome
The three waka hourua in the Tuia 250 flotilla are struggling to clear East cape in heavy seas, but tomorrow’s welcome in Whitianga is set to go ahead..Read more

Henderson swamp kauri 45,000 years old
A cache of swamp kauri found by construction workers earlier this year on a West Auckland building site may yield important information about climate change..Read more

Lotto lure tough on whānau
One person may win tonight’s $38 million lotto jackpot but thousands of whānau will spend money they don’t have to try to get it..Read more

Peters ready for trade talks as hard Brexit looms
Foreign Minister Winston Peters is picking a hard Brexit, and believes New Zealand exporters including Māori can find a positive side to Britain’s pain..Read more

Te reo Māori champion Lee Smith dies
Ngāti Kahungunu has announced the death of language advocate and gay rights champion Lee Smith at the age of 69..Read more

KiwiSaver eyed for investment properties
The Commission for Financial Capability is considering a proposal that people be allowed to dip into their KiwiSaver accounts to invest in property..Read more

Raukawa takes new approach to managing assets
Raukawa ki te Tonga Charitable Trust has restructured its asset holding company, appointing a chief executive and non-executive board rather than having the business run by executive directors..Read more

Partnerships unlock Rotorua lakefront development
Rotorua Lakes mayor Steve Chadwick says a combination of the Provincial Growth Fund and partnerships with iwi is unlocking development in the sulphur city..Read more

Māori seat boycott costing National votes
Senior National MP Judith Collins is disappointed the party board won’t lift its ban on running candidates in the Māori seats..Read more

Wāhine take seats on Auckland Māori board
Auckland’s Independent Māori Statutory Board has been returned for another three years with two wāhine added to the table..Read more

First win sets up tough encounter for Ferns
New Zealand netball coach Noeline Taurua expects a doozy of a test when the Silver Ferns meet Australia in Auckland tonight..Read more

Ngāi Tahu pushes for vocational training role
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu wants the Establishment Board of the newly formed Institute of Skills and Technology to work with iwi to redesign the education system..Read more

Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC appoints Jack Morris as CEO
Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited (AHC), the commercial and investment arm of Raukawa ki te Tonga Charitable Trust (the Trust), has restructured its governance transitioning from a board with executive directors to a non-executive board and a Chief Executive..Read more

National sticks with Māori seat boycott
National’s Māori development spokesperson has failed in her push to be allowed to stand in a Māori seat in next year’s election..Read more

Koru mural for traditional Māori playground
A new mural will be unveiled this weekend at what’s called the country’s first traditional Māori playground..Read more

Parental migration test irks Indian advocates
New Zealand First MP Shane Jones has snapped back at the Indian Weekender’s attack on his party’s role in a change to immigration rules..Read more

Tuia 250 flotilla chance to swap traditional knowledge
An Aitanga a Hauiti leader says the arrival of the Tuia 250 flotilla has been a chance to learn about sailing in all its forms, as well as recall the stories around the 1769 visit to Uawa-Tolaga Bay by Lieutenant James Cook and the Tahitian navigator Tupaia..Read more

More candidates boosts Māori interest in polls
The chair of a support group for Māori in local government says this year’s elections showed Māori were keen to be involved..Read more

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The Maaori Party could spoil Jacinda's dreams for a second term
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Māori Party have selected the exceptionally talented Debbie Ngarewa-Packer as their candidate in the very vulnerable seat of Te Tai Hauāuru and it represents the biggest threat to Jacinda's dreams for a second term than any other political challenge.
Why National's beneficiary bashing is really dog whistle politics
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: National has promised a spiteful range of draconian measures against beneficiaries that have nothing whatsoever to do with helping those on the benefit and everything to do with dog whistling to National's reactionary base.
The student climate strikes - shame on us!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Our mokopuna and rangatahi have led last week as they took to the streets in the largest political protests in modern NZ history.





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