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Australian election closes door on change
New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says the victory of Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition in the Australian elections means no respite for New Zealanders struggling to make their lives across the Tasman..Read more

Dusky Tamatea encounter painting for national collection
A painting of the first encounter between Europeans and Southern Māori has been bought by te Papa with support from the Lottery Grants Board, the Tuiā - Encounters 250 fund and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu ..Read more

Ngāi Tahu names recognised for Fiordland fiords
Dusky Sound could soon also be known as Tamatea under a proposal put to the New Zealand Geographic Board to create dual Māori-English names for 16 sounds and inlets in Fiordland..Read more

Prison vote ban attack on Māori rights
The Waitangi Tribunal has been hearing evidence today on a claim about Māori prisoners’ voting rights..Read more

Budget cash for rheumatic fever push
Māori and Pacific communities will get support to develop their own community-led initiatives in the fight against rheumatic fever..Read more

Houpapa mokopuna carries Battalion banner at Cassino
The banner of the 28 Māori Battalion has flown again over an Italian battle field at Cassino..Read more

Budget boost to tackle family violence
Dedicated funding for a kaupapa Māori response to sexual violence will be included in a $320 million budget package for family and sexual violence and support services..Read more

Te Māngai Pāho welcomes innovation in te reo Māori space
MEDIA RELEASE: Te Māngai Pāho and Te Puni Kōkiri signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that signals the first tangible step in the implementation of the Maihi Karauna: The Crown’s Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2018 - 2023..Read more

More protests likely says cancer sufferer
“More protest action is on the cards if this government isn’t prepared to give Pharmac more money “, said mother of three Joy Wilkie of Ngati Tarawhai and Ngai Te Rangi descent..Read more

Connecting whānau with kai
Waitara locals are in for a treat when Earth Oven Hangi & Roast House opens its doors for the first time, at the end of this month..Read more

Broughton to give Māori perspective to NZOA
Dunedin businessman Philip Broughton from Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu has been appointed to the NZ on Air board..Read more

Taane Mete quits Okareka Dance
There’s changes afoot in one of the country’s leading Māori dance companies..Read more

More Māori in jobs and nefs off couch
Māori unemployment dropped one percentage point in the first quarter to 8.6 percent, meaning an increase of 5,100 moreMāori in paid work..Read more

NCEA rates slip as schools refocus
The percentage of Year 11 students gaining NCEA level one has fallen to its lowest level in five years because some schools are focusing on level two of the qualification, the Education Ministry says..Read more

Oil explorers told talk to iwi
Bidders for the latest petroleum exploration permit block offer in Taranaki have been told they have to engage with iwi on an ongoing basis..Read more

Census gaps challenge to mana Māori
The Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga wants to know what percentage of Māori ethnicity and descent records for Census 2018 had to be sourced from outside the census..Read more

Smoking costs hit Māori households
The cost of living for Māori is going up in smoke..Read more

Loan words flags of identity
University of Waikato researchers have concluded many of the Māori words used in New Zealand English are a way of marking identity rather than being entrenched in the language in a traditional linguistic sense..Read more

Capital tax step too far for coalition agreement
New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says people need to get a different mindset now a capital gains tax is off the table..Read more

Revenge poor basis for prison policy
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is not convinced there would be any point to imposing extra sentences on prisoners who attack staff..Read more

New hands on board for marae grant role
Experience not just in governance and business but in marae restoration has been the criteria for selecting new members for the Lottery Oranga Marae Committee..Read more

Kawenata protects Taupo mountain block
A central North Island hapū has signed a kawenata with the Department of Conservation and Ngā Whenua Rāhui to protect an area of significant biodiversity..Read more

Media Release: Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu acknowledges the passing of George Turia
Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu acknowledges with great sadness the passing today of George (Hori) Turia; adored husband of Tariana, a beloved father, grandfather and koro; a mentor to many, a friend to the motu..Read more

Rock of Māori party George Turia dies
He was the rock behind Māori Party founder Dame Tariana Turia and a quiet co-creator of many of the party’s policies and principles..Read more

Mayor defends Shelly Bay development
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says he’s standing with mana whenua against film mogul Sir Peter Jackson..Read more

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Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.
I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their 'care'.
State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:: John Campbell's remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape complaining earthquake survivors was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved.





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