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Gun ban should win Māori support
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta expects Māori will support the complete ban on military style weapons..Read more

Ancient forest giant gift to marae
Ngāti Rangi ki Ngāwha is now the kaitiaki of an ancient ancestor - a 50,000 year old kauri trunk unearthed from deep in ground being cleared for Top Energy's Ngāwha geothermal power station site..Read more

Last chance this year for arts funding
Creative New Zealand is reminding artists and organisations seeking support of the March 29 deadline for its latest funding round..Read more

No moko in plane with Koru
Air New Zealand is under fire for refusing to hire people with tāmoko..Read more

New Zealand bans military style semi-automatics and assault rifles
“On 15 March our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place,” Jacinda Ardern said..Read more

Two minute silence for mosque attack
There will be a two minute silence on Friday to mark a week since the Christchurch mosque shootings..Read more

Mosque victims died as New Zealanders - Delamere
Former immigration minister Tuariki Delamere is calling on the current minister to immediately address the immigration status of peopole caught up in the Christchurch mosque shootings..Read more

Citizenship lesson from climate strike
OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is backing today’s student strike against climate change as a rational response to the most serious threat to human health in the 21st century..Read more

Rutene Irwin ends a fighting life
The people of Te Aitanga a Māhaki are mourning their rangatira and a giant in the world of Māori farming..Read more

Hub to help Whakatāne rangatahi into jobs
More than 200 rangatahi are set to benefit from a new employment hub in Whakatāne..Read more

Shaw moves to fast track climate action
As schoolchildren around the country marched this morning to demand action of climate change, the Government announced its Interim Climate Change Committee would deliver its two key reports directly to Climate Change Minister James Shaw..Read more

Kōkiri trust vision to build community housing
Taumarunui Community Kōkiri Trust has used Ruapehu District Council’s abandoned land sale process to buy a derelict apartment building in the town which it intends to demolish and replace with new community housing..Read more

Bedford Street opens with rousing haka and song
Porirua’s newest community gathering and play space opened this week in Cannons Creek with the voices of young people loud and proud..Read more

Media Release: ASB Polyfest 2019
The ASB Polyfest welcomes some special guests to the Manukau Sports Bowl this morning for a special function from 10:30am - 12noon at the ASB Activation Area.Read more

Whānau urged to join climate march
The Māori Climate Commissioner wants to see every parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt and whānau member join their mokopuna today to strike against climate change..Read more

Carterton embraces reo revival
Carterton District Council intends to embrace Te Reo Māori..Read more

Special Guests attending ASB Polyfest Today
MEDIA RELEASE: The world’s largest Maori and Pacific Island festival, the ASB Polyfest got underway yesterday at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland..Read more

Solo paddlers ready for Tahiti spectacle
More than 200 paddlers battled rain and the first touch of Autumn off Kohimarama Beach over the weekend to compete for free airfares to Tahiti..Read more

Mahuta shares Māori story with Chile
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta heads for Chile this week to promote links with the South American nation's indigenous peoples..Read more

Heta Tobin led from the heart
Ngāti Whātua and Te Paatu have lost a champion and a devoted servant with the death of Heta Tobin..Read more

Investment focus needed for public health spending
Doctors say increased investment in effective public health will not only improve health and well being but also support the country’s economic growth..Read more

Māori at higher risk of asthma death
Chief cultural advisor Sir John Clark says Māori are almost 3 times more likely to be hospitalised for asthma, and tamariki under 15 are most affected..Read more

Soulful singer Leo De Castro dies
Born in Bennydale in 1948 and named after the doctor who delivered him, De Castro’s first break came in Auckland in 1968 when he joined the Dallas Four, adding a fiery soul edge to their sound..Read more

Fala ready to guide Awa
Whetu Fala has returned to her home rohe to take on the station manager’s role, after a diverse career in television, film and theatre..Read more

" It's game on " say's Tamihere
Auckland Mayoral candidate John Tamihere has welcomed Phil Goff’s announcement that he has stumbled on a decision to seek a second term..Read more

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White supremacy and terrorism
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The pain exposed in this dreadful atrocity against out Muslim whānau is too painful to process.
Why I'm taking my daughter out of school today
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm taking my 9 year old daughter to the climate protest today, which means she's wagging a day from school.
The new stolen generation of Māori children
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am deeply skeptical of the new Oranga Tamariki.
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