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Foxton welcomes aboard Abel Tasman show
An international travelling exhibition on Dutch explorer Abel Tasman's voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand in 1642 is coming to Foxton's Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom museum..Read more

DOC threat to gum up Ngai Takoto plan
The chair of Ngai Takoto says a commercial kauri resin and wax extraction operation is the best chance the far north iwi has to clean up a property it bought with its treaty settlement..Read more

Unitec marks 15 years of turning out cops
Unitec Institute of Technology and New Zealand Police have celebrated 15 years of a course set up to encourage greater diversity amongst police recruits..Read more

Soil sacrificed for commodity boom
A new report by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ has sounded the alarm about the loss of productive soils and of native plants and animals.Read more

Legend Waka Nathan life member of Maori Rugby
New Zealand Maori Rugby has made Waka Nathan a life member for his contribution to Maori rugby..Read more

Ruanui makes case against ocean desert scenario
The High Court will today wind up its hearing on whether the Environmental Protection Agency breached its own law in granting a consent to mine ironsand off the south Taranaki coast..Read more

CIO brings Maori into Te Papa network
Te Papa’s chief information officer has been praised for breaking down the barriers to technology and creating opportunities for Maori and Pasifika..Read more

Taonga tuturu spark gardening revival
A collection of pre-European gardening implements is begun returned to Northland this weekend to be shared among three marae in Te Waimate Taiamai..Read more

He Reo Ora survey extended
The Council for Education Research Te Wahanga has extended until May 20 the deadline for an online survey on resources available to support te reo Maori revitalisation..Read more

Bowel tests lost in paperwork
Bowel Cancer New Zealand says it’s unacceptable more than 15,000 Waitemata residents missed out on a free bowel screening programme because of data errors..Read more

Community builds 500 houses
Housing charity Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the 500th house it has built in New Zealand..Read more

Poll positive despite 5 percent slip
List MP Willie Jackson says commentators predicting Labour's demise based on the latest polls need to learn how MMP works..Read more

DIGMYIDEA opens world of innovation
Budding Maori digital entrepreneurs and rangatahi with an interest in technology are being encouraged to put their ideas into the third DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge..Read more

Sharp drop in youth offending rates
New data on youth offending has highlighted the need the reduce the number of Maori and Pasifika youth in the system..Read more

Ngai Tahu input as climate transition starts
Ngai Tahu chair Lisa Tumahai has been named deputy chair of the Interim Climate Change Committee, which will start work on New Zealand's transitions to a net zero emissions economy by 2050..Read more

Good job for Maniapoto future
Maniapoto Maori Trust Board has appointed Sonya Hetet as its chief executive for the period that will include concluding the King Country iwi's historic treaty settlement and replacing the board with a post governance settlement body..Read more

Whale sanctuary at risk from sand miners
A High Court case in Wellington this week could affect the Greens' hope of creating a marine sanctuary in the South Taranaki Bight..Read more

Whakatohea mandate rush unfair to hapu
The Waitangi Tribunal has chastised the previous Government for trying to rush the Whakatohea settlement despite known divisions within the Opotiki-based iwi..Read more

Ngati Tama fights to keep spring pure
An Environmental Protection Agency tribunal has started hearing an application by Golden Bay iwi Ngati Tama and others for a water conservation order over the aquifer feeding the largest freshwater spring in the southern hemisphere..Read more

Bee smart business wins prize
Victory is sweet for Northland honey growers Lynette and Rob Murray..Read more

Seabed mining consent beyond belief
Iwi, environmentalists and fishing companies are in the Wellington High Court this week challenging a marine consent granted to Trans-Tasman Resources’ to mine ironsands off South Taranaki..Read more

Sevens stunner silences wahine rugby critics
Manurewa MP and former player Louisa Wall says the gold medal winning performance by the New Zealand women's sevens should silence any detractors of women's rugby..Read more

High tech eye in the sky helps erosion control
East Coast Maori land at risk of erosion will be identified with new technology thanks to an $830,00 grant from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ erosion control funding programme to the Gisborne District Council..Read more

Indigenous tourism shaking off passive role
Tourism as a vehicle for indigenous self determination is on the minds of the more than 300 delegates at the World Indigenous Tourism Conference in the Bay of Islands..Read more

Career opportunities in infrastructure spend up
Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones says young Maori should prepare themselves now for a boom in major project spending..Read more

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John Tamihere: Where do our rates go? With the council, you never know
Everywhere you look in this country you are slapped with taxes...Everyone has to pay.When you look at the City Council where does all the money go? Why is it they always want more then want to get paid more? In the old days there was a public service ethi
Topia Rameka CE Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board
Removing Taupo’s rescue helicopter service is not an option, and the Government must weigh-in on the issue to make things right, says the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board.
Che Wilson Maori Party President
The Maori Party is delighted to congratulate Marama Davidson as the new co-leader of the Green Party.
National MP Nuk Korako
50th anniversary since the sinking of the Wahine
Minister of Forestry Shane Jones
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Shelly Katae TRC Strategy and Performance GM
More than 300 Tamaki people have found work through Tamaki Regeneration Company’s jobs and training programmes.
Anton Blank is the co-author, with Carla Houkamau, of Rewire: a Little Book on Bias
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights held a periodic review of New Zealand's performance last month.
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Toku Ao: Makere Mutu 10/04/2018
I korero a Rangi ki a Makere Mutu e pa ana ki te paamu heihei kua tohea e te rohe o Dargaville kia kaua e whakaturia.
Was Labour really ready to govern? Give it a bit of time.
John Tamihere: These are the early days of this Government and we tend to compare previous administrations with the current administration - as we do with the leadership and playing capacity of new All Blacks squads against past ones.
Where do our rates go? With the council, you never know
John Tamihere: Everywhere you look in this country you are slapped by taxes.
What’s gone wrong in the West?
John Tamihere: On one hand, Westies have to be happy with the investment that has gone into New Lynn and Westgate.
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