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Waikato business woman partners with Te Waipounamu whānau-centred business to support Māori and Pacific Island Tāne (Men).
Rise2025, the global coaching and leadership programme for Indigenous women will now support Indigenous men..Read more

NEWS RELEASE: Waitangi Day photo tells its own story
Karanga, also known as Claire, is the oldest living direct descendant of the great Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, while Nohoa is the ninth generation of the chief, the creator of the haka Ka Mate, used famously by the All Blacks..Read more

Taumata scrutinised for Waitangi welcome
Bay of Islands iwi Ngāti Rahiri and Ngāti Kawa will be given a place on the taumata for Waitangi Day commemorations..Read more

Māori more likely to face prison after drug conviction
The Drug Foundation’s latest state of the nation has found more than half of those being imprisoned for low level drug offences are Māori.Read more

Graham Hingangaroa Smith to lead Massey Māori effort
Massey University has appointed internationally-renowned Māori academic and educator Graham Hingangaroa Smith as its Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori..Read more

Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing Māori language students on the Kaipara..Read more

Health message as waka ama take to lake
Rain showers and light breezes are predicted for the first few days of the waka ama sprint nationals which started this morning, but that won’t stop the thousands of competitors and supporters expected at Lake Karapiro over the week..Read more

Tamariki invited to play a part in the development of the new lakefront play space
Rotorua Lakes Council is inviting tamariki/children to attend creative workshops to help shape the design of the new play space that will be part of the lakefront development..Read more

Benefits of 1080 to ngahere praised
A Ngati Porou spokesperson says 1080 drops are the only way to control pests in the Raukumara ranges.Read more

Ngati Hine Forests seeks gold in kiwifruit
Ngati Hine Forest trust has bought a kiwifruit orchard in Kerikeri from industry giant Seeka.Read more

Tuia Encounters 250 preparations ramp up
Te Whanganui o Hei/Mercury Bay is planning an early start to commemorations marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.Read more

Record entries for waka ama sprints
A record 3577 paddlers from 61 clubs have registered for the 30th Te Wananga o Aotearoa National Waka Ama Sprint Championships on Lake Karapiro next week.Read more

Boy Nikau, girl Mia popular choices
Mia and Nikau were the most popular Maori names for babies last year, both overseas and in Aotearoa.Read more

Ngati Whatua door to Taitokerau for PM
The Prime Minister will open her trip to the north for Waitangi Day commemorations by visiting Otamatea Marae on the Kaipara Harbour on February 3.Read more

Tuwharetoa trust on tourism raft
Ngati Tuwharetoa’s Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust has entered the tourism sector with a joint venture with Rafting New Zealand..Read more

Ngapuhi leaders try to salvage talks
Ngapuhi hapu who voted in favour of an evolved mandate for resuming settlement talks are planning a hui a hapu to discuss the next steps.Read more

Ethno spirit for Hoani Waititi
Musicians from Aotearoa and around the world will gather at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland later this month for a 10-day workshop aimed at keeping alive global cultural heritage..Read more

Hamilton keen on drug court
Hamilton is pushing to have an alcohol and drug treatment court after a successful pilot in Auckland.Read more

New professor brings art to science
Massey University has promoted Huhana Smith, the head of its Whiti o Rēhua School of Art, to a full professorship..Read more

Reo Midsummer magic for Sydney audience
The Sydney production of Pop Up Globe’s controversial adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream has won the best play award in 2018 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards..Read more

Tiki talk fertile field for protest
A Māori trademarks advisor is challenging the way New Zealand businesses continue to culturally appropriate Māori culture in their marketing..Read more

Passion for people underpins health research
A semi-finalist in the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards sees her nomination as recognition of the need to find new ways to think about Māori public health..Read more

Understanding limits key to water safety
A warning from Water Safety New Zealand for people to know their own limits around rivers, lakes and the sea this summer..Read more

Bastion Point beacon for journey through law
A retiring professor of law at the University of Auckland says his involvement with the Ōrākei Māori Action Committee and the Bastion Point Occupation of 1987 and 1988 was the stand out event in his life..Read more

Whakatata Mai Whakakotahi Mai Ngāpuhi
Leaders of the Ngāpuhi hapū, Te Uri o Hua, TakotoKē, Ngāti Whakaeke, Ngāti Kura and Ngāti Tautahi whose hapū all voted against the evolved mandate proposal have put out a call to all the hapū teams of Ngāpuhi to meet.Read more

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Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only "fit and proper persons" should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won't be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.
The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd.
State Spying on Māori, environmentalists and activists requires immediate response
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The astonishing announcement by State Service Commissioner Peter Hughes that many Government Departments have been illegally spying on New Zealander's via corporate spying company Thompson & Clark is a dark obscenity to the democracy we believe in.
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