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Cultural identity part of violence reduction plan
The chief science advisor for the Justice sector says the impact of colonialism on Māori can’t be ignored..Read more

Murphy told authentic Aotearoa stories
Māori film maven Leo Koziol says the late Geoff Murphy stood by Māori to tell authentic stories about Aotearoa..Read more

Record number of Maori doctors at Otago
The number of Māori graduating as health professionals at the University of Otago is at an historic high..Read more

Utu director made space for Māori
Filmmaker Geoff Murphy is being remembered for going out of his way to make spaces for Māori in front of and behind the camera..Read more

He Ara Oranga welcome map to future
Health sector organisations have welcomed the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction as an opportunity to rethink the way the country faces major challenges like suicide and drug addiction..Read more

Lancet sharp climate challenge to governments
The Māori Climate Commissioner is calling on the Government to respond to a challenge from a leading medical journal for stronger policies around climate change..Read more

New path needed for mental health
The long-awaited report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is calling for greater access to mental health services, not just when people have a diagnosed mental illness..Read more

New skills for changing tribunal
Taranaki te reo Māori advocate Ruakere Hond, public policy consultant and former Waitangi Tribunal acting director Kim Ngarimu and Māori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kapua have been appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal..Read more

Early start as Kahurangi National chases votes
National Party Māori spokesperson Nuk Korako says the party’s Kahurangi ropu will play a key role developing policy for the next election..Read more

Indigenous climate debate heats up
The Maori Climate Commissioner says Maori have been kept out of the debate on climate change for too long when they require a leadership role..Read more

Waimarino land grab compensation $21.7m
The Government has agreed in principle to a $21.7 million settlement with Te Korowai o Wainuiarua, which covers upper Whanganui River hapu affliating to Uenuku, Tamakana, and Tamahaki..Read more

Taranaki iwi corporates bed down investment
Taranaki tribal and post-settlement interests have banded together to buy the 4.5 star Novotel New Plymouth Hotel for $23 million..Read more

Phone stunt wins reo award
Spark and Te Aka Maori Dictionary have won the supreme award at this year’s Maori Language Awards for the free ‘Kupu’ app which allows people to point their phone at an object and generate the relevant Maori word..Read more

Climate refugee threat sharpens thinking
Foreign minister Winston Peters says countries in the region are increasingly waking up to the threat of climate change, including the prospect of having to take in 200,000 climate refugees..Read more

Māori artists dominate Tui awards
Māori artists made strong showings in this year’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards presented last night at Auckland’s Spark Arena..Read more

Whakapapa and whare linked
Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare says the appointment of Nanaia Mahuta as Associate Housing Minister means Māori are no longer just commenting from the sidelines on their housing needs..Read more

Lake Wairarapa iwi votes for clean start
A majority of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a-Rua iwi members have voted in favour of a proposed $93 million settlement that gives them back the bed of Lake Wairarapa..Read more

Majority of Whakatōhea votes to support Trust and progress Treaty settlement negotiations
A total of 2,726 valid votes were cast on Question 1 with 56.27% (1,534 votes) opting to support the Trust and its work..Read more

All Whakatōhea hapū vote for a Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry
The voting results of the Whakatōhea Settelement Process were relased yesterday and it is clear that all Whakatōhea hapū have all voted in support of a Waitangi Tribunal process..Read more

Haumaha keen to resume work but probe continues
Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha has welcomed a report that his appointment process was properly carried out..Read more

WillieTe Aho the Technical advisor for Tūhoronuku is confident with Tūhono process
The technical advisor for mandated Ngapuhi negotiating body Tuhoronuku is confident the vote for the evolved mandate will get over the line..Read more

Whakatū whare a Fletchers ki Ihumātao
Hei tā te roopu e noho whakatāuteute ana ki runga i ngā whenua o Ihumātao, me kuhu mai te Kāwanatanga ki te aukati i te hiahia o Fletcher Residential ki te whakatū i te 480 whare ki Ihumātao..Read more

Ratana movement, a significant platform for whānau
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the centenary of the Ratana Movement as a significant platform for whānau..Read more

Māori likely to be caught up in criminalising smoking in cars
A Māori health advocate says there needs to be discussion with smokers about smoking in cars with children rather than just criminalising the activity..Read more

Cannabis factory out of cow paddock
Hikurangi Cannabis is expanding its operations to Gisborne as it draws in further share capital to realise its dream of creating a medical cannabis industry on the East Coast..Read more


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Drive with Claudette
'How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism'
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.
Sonny Bill Williams is a sporting hero we need
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always had an enormous amount of respect and aroha for SBW.
Māori voices need to lead the Climate Change debate
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:As the UN Climate Vulnerable Forum ended last week, they put out a press release detailing the impact climate change will have on the poorest members of the most vulnerable countries





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