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Shared history remembered in Dawn Raids apology
Former MP Hone Harawira says he'll be at Sunday’s apology for the Dawn Raids to remember how Māori stood in solidarity with Pacific Island people against racist policy..Read more

Rangers open window on ngahere
Tomorrow is World Ranger Day, and a man who’s been sharing his knowledge of the ngahere for more than 30 years say’s it’s a great chance to get out into the great outdoors..Read more

Nurse pay offer fails safety test
Nurses have rejected the latest pay offer because it fails to address their concerns about patient safety..Read more

Manurewa Marae gets on with no-fuss vaccination
While health officials hope to give more than 15,000 people their first Covid-19 jabs at this weekend’s mass vaccination in Manukau, nearby Manurewa Marae has already put more than 22,000 shots in people’s arms..Read more

Iwi stories help in mental health first call
One of the first programmes to come out of pūtea ring fenced for Māori initatives from the Government’s $455 million investment in new community mental health and addiction services was launched at Lake Ōkāreka near Rotorua this morning..Read more

OPINION: The risks in challenging right-wing haters
Imagine this. You’re an outspoken wahine Māori who decides, alongside various other anti-racist allies, to investigate a couple of right-wing, male, anti-Māori YouTube bloggers, one a British migrant, the other American..Read more

Passion for te reo rewarded
Making teaching te reo fun has been the hallmark of one of the country’s southernmost Māori language champions..Read more

Pandemic patterns boost exercise
New Zealanders are exercising more for their mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

Science used as tool of colonisation...still
Auckland University Māori academic Daniel Hikuroa says it’s important to acknowledge both the good and bad of science - and to see it from outside a purely western frame..Read more

Whakapapa and tikanga questions for surrogacy reform
The Law Commission wants to know whether tikanga Māori is provided for under current law around surrogacy..Read more

Taitokerau rides wave on event funding
The National Aotearoa Māori Surfing Titles could shift permanently to Te Oneroa a Tohe-Ninety Mile Beach thanks to support from Northland’s Inc’s contestable events fund..Read more

In-house design blamed for Manukau vax event misfire
An underwhelming response to this weekend's mass vaccination event in South Auckland is being blamed on Government reluctance to give Māori control..Read more

Slick branding poor choice for All Blacks
Green MP Teanau Tuiono says it’s not a good look the All Blacks are becoming the Oil Blacks..Read more

Taupo fees open doors to iwi partnership
The chair of Ngāti Tūwharetoa Trust Board says the iwi is keen to form partnerships with commercial users of Lake Taupō..Read more

Jobs for Nature boosts iwi conservation efforts in Te Taitokerau
More than 50 people will be employed on predator and pest control in Northland’s Puketi forest as part of a major surge of Jobs for Nature funding into the region..Read more

National bowel cancer screening saving lives
Health Minister Andrew Little says the national bowel screening programme has already detected more than 1000 New Zealanders with bowel cancer..Read more

Power co sell off opened door for Lake Taupo charges
Tūwharetoa Trust Board chair John Bishara says the National Government’s decision to sell off shares in state power companies is what triggered its quest to clarify its right to charge commercial users of Lake Taupō..Read more

Whakapapa connection critical for Isis children
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer is backing the Government’s approach to taking back a New Zealand born woman detained by Turkey after spending time with Isis in Syria..Read more

Reports expose frustration at pace of Oranga Tamariki change
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner says it wants to see what appetite there is for change in Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection residences..Read more

Tuwharetoa right to charge lake fees upheld
The High Court has upheld Ngāti Tūwharetoa’s right to licence and charge users for operating commercial activities on the lake and surrounding tributaries..Read more

PM defends child poverty reduction effort despite Covid blip
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending work on reducing child poverty despite a new report claiming the number of children living in poverty has increased by 10 percent because of the Covid pandemic..Read more

Effort stepped up to eliminate Hep C
It’s World Hepatitis Day and the Government has released its plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand..Read more

Kawatiri whanau join up for flood clean up
A Westport community worker says whānau ora principles are helping the community respond to last week’s floods..Read more

Spike in need confirms child poverty modelling
The chief executive of South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga says the Government should act on a report showing more child poverty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic..Read more

Solutions found in Whatarangi Winiata papers
A book collecting the thoughts of one of Māoridom’s most influential leaders is being launched today in Wellington..Read more

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OPINION: Another month and more Oranga Tamariki damage revealed
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More public reports released this week showing abuse still occurring by Oranga Tamariki staff towards vulnerable children is just another damming indictment of a pākehā based welfare system with hollow values that are obscenely counter productive.
OPINION: Unpacking race based politics
Everyone knows that the politics of race can, has, and will impact on the mood and sentiment of voters heading to the polls.
OPINION: Judith, talk to us not about us
OPINION - John Tamihere:Judith Collins has spent a lot of money and effort in defining a national debate.





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