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Elders order Ihumātao protesters to quit
Elders from Te Kawerau a Maki and Te Akitai have asked the group occupying farmland at Ihumātao to leave..Read more

Māori Television apologises for Durie slur
Māori Television has admitted a story it ran in 2015 about New Zealand Māori Council chair Sir Edward Durie and his wife Donna Hall was false, and it has apologised to the couple..Read more

Support for Mauna Kea
There was hula and haka at Aotea Square last night as Aucklanders turned out in solidarity with native Hawaiians trying to stop a giant telescope being built on top of a scared mountain..Read more

Second Tainui hotel for Auckland Airport
The Maaori king Tuuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII,and Waikato Tainui elders have blessed the site of the second hotel for the Iwi at Auckland International Airport..Read more

Hutt DHB aims for Māori health equity
Hutt Valley District Heath Board wants to achieve health equity for Māori within nine years..Read more

More services needed to help deportees
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says a whole government approach is needed to address the flow of deportees from across the Tasman..Read more

Kahungunu celebrated language revival efforts
Ngāti Kahungunu is again celebrating the people contributing to the revival of te reo Māori in its rohe..Read more

Elders take long view against giant telescope
A Māori academic who attended last week's protests against the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii says the steadfastness of the Hawaiian elders brought her to tears..Read more

Students keen to see polytech shake up
The New Zealand Union of Students' Association has backed the reform of vocational education..Read more

More resources and path to autonomy for wardens
District Māori councils and Māori wardens have reached agreements about developing structures to give the voluntary force more autonomy..Read more

Deportation driftnet moves past criminals
An Adelaide-based migration consultant says New Zealanders and their families are living in fear because of the way Australia is enforcing its visa policies..Read more

Talk but no promises in Ngāpuhi reengagement
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little had his best poker face on while talking to various Ngāpuhi factions over the past few days..Read more

Systemic inequity shown in baby grab numbers
The first study of New Zealand child protection encounters by ethnicity has found Māori children are almost four times more likely than those of European descent to be placed in care..Read more

Court calls end to land lease rort
A long running battle over occupation of a northern Hawkes Bay Māori land block had a sequel in court yesterday..Read more

Entry advice for cannabis industry newcomers
MedSafe is holding information sessions on proposals for The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme over the next fortnight, including sessions for Māori who want to enter the industry..Read more

Reo adds zing to coffee stop
A Hamilton eatery is encourage customers to order their coffee and food in te reo Māori..Read more

Kaingaroa revamp job for Māori Housing Network
Te Puni Kōkiri chief executive Michelle Hippolite says a $2.4 million investment in Kaingaroa Village should lead to a healthier and more resilient community..Read more

Poverty behind fall in immunisations
The vaccination rate for Māori babies is dropping, despite an extensive campaign over recent years..Read more

Trade training to future proof region
Rangatahi in the Bay of Plenty could get a fast track into the trades thanks to a $1.6 million grant Tauranga-based company TradeUp's Pathways to Trades programme..Read more

Flare up over Taranaki drilling
Climate Justice Taranaki says the presence of a giant drill rig off the Taranaki coast in the middle of a climate crisis is an outrage..Read more

Whānau ora offers route to engagement
The head of the South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency says government agencies need to develop some courage and start using whānau ora as a delivery mechanism to meet their objectives..Read more

No urgency as Barrier claim drifts
The Waitangi Tribunal has turned down applications for an urgent hearing into settlement negotiations over a claim to Aotea-Great Barrier..Read more

Hospital focus results in rheumatic fever undercount
A new study has found the rate of rheumatic fever in Northland was worse than previously reported because the Ministry of health only counted hospitalisations of first episodes of acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease..Read more

Māori eating disorders on research menu
University of Otago researchers are looking for 20 Māori with experience of eating disorders..Read more

Tree ambassador to help native planting programme
The One Billion Trees Fund has teamed up with the University of Canterbury to fund a restoration ambassador who will provide impartial, expert advice to farmers, community groups and iwi to help them restore native biodiversity..Read more

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It's been 40 days since the Oranga Tamariki footage and the PM + her Minister have still not seen it
40 days since the chilling Oranga Tamariki uplift footage and the Prime Minister and her Minister in charge of Oranga Tamariki still have not viewed it.
Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki".
Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?
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