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Housing funds part of rheumatic fever drive
Labour is promising to tackle rheumatic fever by a combination of health and housing policies..Read more

Party wants tenfold increase for kapa haka putea
The Māori Party wants to increase by tenfold the grant for Te Matatini, the Māori performing arts competition..Read more

Coffey lead solid in Waiariki
Incumbent Labour MP Tamati Coffey looks to have a comfortable lead in Waiāriki, with a Curia-Māori Television poll of 500 people giving him 38 per cent support compared with 26 per cent for the Māori Party’s Rawiri Waititi..Read more

Indigenous procurement platform taking off
The co-founder of a procurement service for Māori and Pasifika firms says New Zealand is a late adopter in giving minority businesses a chance to participate in big-spending projects..Read more

Warm wind and reo inspire children's tale
The author of a new children's book says it's the product of her own spiritual journey..Read more

Wananga opens Ngamotu campus
The opening of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s new Ngāmotu campus in New Plymouth was an opportunity for chief executive Te Ururoa Flavell to revisit his past..Read more

COVID money will train Kahungunu builders
Money is starting to flow from the $50 million Māori Trades and Training Fund, with just over $2 million going to Ngāti Kahungunu’s K3 Development Limited Partnership..Read more

$200m fund not fit for purpose
A Māori land development advocate says Labour’s proposed $200 million Regional Strategic Partnership Fund will be more of a hindrance than a help..Read more

Te Pukenga takes on Maori equity challenge
A senior Māori advisor to the new mega-polytechic says equity for Māori is one of its main goals..Read more

Survey finds Mahuta well ahead
Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta looks to have an unbreakable grip on her Hauraki-Waikato seat, with a Māori Television-Curia poll finding the Māori Development Minister has the support of 61 percent of likely voters..Read more

Reefer madness on East Coast
National’s East Coast candidate is sounding the alarm on the cannabis referendum..Read more

NZ First performance at odds with media narrative
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party has delivered for Māori..Read more

CPAG blasts switch off for power payment
The Child Poverty Action Group says the end of the winter energy payment highlights how the Government missed an opportunity for welfare reform during the COVID pandemic..Read more

Street beeps beat push polls for East Coast Nat
National’s East Coast candidate says she’s not concerned about a poll showing her losing a seat the party has held for 15 years..Read more

Toni Kerr joins the Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Board
Toni Kerr, Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, has been appointed to the Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited (AHC) Board as a non-executive Director..Read more

Bridges all talk no action on gangs says Peters
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says Simon Bridges isn't credible in his attack on the Government over gang recruitment..Read more

Bridges growled for 'dog whistle gang attack
The Waikato-based Mongrel Mob Kingdom is accusing National Party leader Simon Bridges of dog whistle politics in his latest attack on gangs..Read more

Tūwharetoa taps former trustee as new CEO
Mr Heremaia, who is of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Tarawhai and Ngāti Pikiao descent was until recently the general manager of iwi fisheries organisation Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa and is a previous trust board trustee..Read more

Wahakura vessel for preparing for pepi
Raranga teacher Jenny Firmin from Whanganui says teaching whānau how to weave rather than doing it for them creates opportunities for them to think about how they are preparing to welcome their new pēpi into the world..Read more

Tobacco researchers look for community action
Māori tobacco control advocate hopes a new research programme will give Māori communities the tools they need to become smokefree..Read more

Site cleared for Le Quesnoy sculpture
Ngāti Haua and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura have blessed the site of a new sculpture marking the last major military engagement by New Zealand troops in World War One..Read more

Rangihoua school teaches teens in Kiwa app
The story of the first school in Aotearoa forms the basis of two new learning resources launched this week at the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus..Read more

Collaboration key part of Māori leadership
Courageous leadership is the theme of Māori health workforce development organisation Te Rau Matatini's annual Toitū Hauora conference at Te Papa in Wellington this week..Read more

Showing up part of council job
Auckland mayor Phil Goff has defended the Auckland Māori Statutory Board from an attack by mayoral candidate John Tamihere..Read more

Rain can't dampen hīkoi spirit
Bouts of heavy rain are not dampening the spirits of about 150 marchers on a hīkoi from Ihumātao to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Mount Albert constituency office..Read more

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Opinion: Oranga Tamariki must be run by Maori - NOW!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Children's Commissioner have just released the second part of their report, into Oranga Tamariki, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, and it is damning in its denunciation of the internal processes and decision making that leads to babies taken from mothers at or just after birth.
Opinion: The Maori Party are right - our elections are racist!
There is a glaring problem inside our electoral system, it's a structural bias that penalises Māori in a way that Pakeha are not.
Opinion: Danger of Labour & Greens robbing Maori by changing MMP rules
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are real political dangers in the drive-by Labour and the Greens to remove the tail coating rule within MMP.
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