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UN 2030 Agenda fears based on nonsense
A leading Māori demographer is pushing back at a new political party based on casting doubt on the COVID-19 public health response..Read more

Online publishing way to get Māori stories out
New Zealand author Steff Green has created a free scholarship programme to allow disabled writers and writers of colour to take her new online course, How to Rock Self-Publishing..Read more

Horowhenua iwi left short in lake clean up rules
Horowhenua iwi are furious their rohe has been excluded from new limits on water pollution..Read more

Rangitihi settlement affects neighbouring iwi
The chair of Ngāti Rangitihi’s negotiating body says as one of the last iwi in Mātaatua to settle, it was able to secure provisions that will benefit all iwi in the region..Read more

Teina stream encourages mental health innovation
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says a new funding round for kaupapa Māori primary mental health and addiction services will encourage innovation..Read more

Predator free push at Whangārei Heads
Possums, stoats and rats around Whangārei Heads are on notice..Read more

Mika Haka gets digital push 20 years on
Mika is marking the 20th anniversary of his first te reo Māori album Mika Haka by rereleasing it on all major streaming services..Read more

Invercargill braces for smelter closure
The deputy mayor of Invercargill says the city is fighting to find alternatives for its people once one of its biggest employers quits..Read more

Rangitihi initials historic settlement
Bay of Plenty iwi Ngāti Rangitihi and Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little have initialled a deed of settlement for historic treaty claims..Read more

Keyhole surgery blip in NZ First timetable
Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says he has had successful keyhole surgery..Read more

Whangārei gets infrastructure spend splash
A proposed showcase for Tai Tokerau Māori arts, culture and heritage has got a boost as part of a $26 million injection into Whangārei from the Government's COVID-19 economic recovery fund..Read more

Training trend positive for Māori COVID recovery
Māori employment advocacy group Tokona Te Raki wants to see big shifts in the Māori Workforce post COVID-19..Read more

Feathered taonga returned to Hawai'i
An 'ahu 'ula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 by Hawaiian rangatira Kalani'ōpu'u have been returned permanently to Hawai'i..Read more

COVID-19 gives Billy TK the UN red flag blues
The leader of New Zealand's newest political party has the blues about this country's response to COVID-19..Read more

White dope privilege leads to lack of sympathy
The co-chair of an expert panel looking at cannabis law reform says legalisation offers a better chance of managing the negative effects of the drug..Read more

Media Release: 2020 Tūwharetoa STEM scholarships awarded to three inspiring rangatahi
Media Release: Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST) is pleased to announce the three recipients of its annual $10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships..Read more

Health scare sidelines Peters
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is taking medical leave after experiencing food poisoning symptoms and dehydration..Read more

Sundgren to leave Te Ātiawa with sound base
The chief executive of Taranaki iwi Te Ātiawa's post settlement governance entity is moving on after six years..Read more

Media Release:Pouwhakahaere departing to take on a new challenge
He pānui: Pouwhakahaere/Chief Executive of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa, Hemi Sundgren, will be leaving the iwi organisation after six years of service through its crucial establishment period..Read more

Group demands liveable benefits
Auckland Action Against Poverty is outside the Manurewa Office of Work and Income this morning to launch a campaign to get benefits raised to a liveable income..Read more

Wall takes aim at revenge porn
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall’s private members bill stepping up the penalties for revenge porn has been drawn from the biscuit tin, meaning it now has a chance to become law..Read more

Petition calls for Dome Valley dump to be dumped
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has created an action station petition to oppose the consent application for the proposed Dome Valley Landfill..Read more

Fresh eyes for whanau ora oversight
Renwick school principal Simon Heath and Blenheim accountant Rebecca Mason have been appointed to the board of the South island whanau ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu..Read more

Cannabis Bill tackles bias in system
A cannabis law reform advocacy group homes a new summary of the evidence by the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor will help people vote yes in September's referendum..Read more

Walk of shame for COVID leak MP
Greens co-leader James Shaw says the leak which has ended the career of a National backbencher was deplorable..Read more

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Why is Oranga Tamariki so bad and why is the Government so hellbent on defending it?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week, Newsroom published a devastating critique of Oranga Tamariki management and work culture.
The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens.
Is it time to dump Police 10-7?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements.
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