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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

Glover evidence counter to tobacco car ban push
Tobacco researcher Marewa Glover has upset advocates of a proposed law banning smoking in cars with her claims the law is discriminatory..Read more

Hōkai Rangi gets Green backing
Greens co-leader James Shaw is backing Kelvin Davis's reform of the prison system..Read more

Ihumātao occupiers set to deliver petition to PM
Ihumātao is on the move..Read more

Triple tax target in Tamihere transport plan
Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere has laid out an ambitious transport plan - and he wants central government to pay for it..Read more

Māori must lead prison reform design - Workman
Justice reform campaigner Kim Workman says design of the proposed Hōkai Rangi strategy needs to be led by Māori if it is to succeed..Read more

Medication to door on Ngāti Whātua plan
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members who subscribe to an iwi health insurance programme will now get their prescriptions delivered to their door with no charge..Read more

Māori pay up slightly
Hourly wages and salaries for Māori and Asians increased by 4.3 percent over the year ending June 2019, compared with 3.3 percent for Pākehā, according to the latest Stats NZ figures..Read more

Film and sound archive heading for new home
The interim head of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Honiana Love, has welcomed the film, television and sound archive being part of a larger heritage archives precinct..Read more

Principals pay settled with extra for Māori medium
Primary and intermediate school principals have accepted a new offer from the Education Ministry that entrenches pay parity with secondary principals..Read more

Ardern faces down Koroneihana critic
The Prime Minister and her Government have weathered a blunt attack during a welcome to the Koroneihana hui at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawāhia..Read more

Inquiry seeks alternative child protection system
A member of the governing group for the Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki says it's not just about the child protection agency's uplift policies but it's also about finding an alternative..Read more

Prison management undermines lofty kaupapa goals
The Chief Ombudsman has slammed Corrections for policies at the Ngāwhā prison that undermine its supposed vision of a kaupapa Māori-based culture which would aid reintegration into the community..Read more

Do We REALLY Need Another Law
Globally renowned tobacco control researcher Dr. Marewa Glover today told the Health Select Committee considering the banning of smoking in cars that the Government’s idea is discriminatory and will negatively impact the poor and Maori the most..Read more

Language shift shows Hōkai Rangi step to reform
An advocate for prison reform says the new Hōkai Rangi strategy shows the Government is starting to take heed of the Waitangi Tribunal report on prisons..Read more

Ihumātao looms over PM's Tūrangawaewae visit
The Government is heading for the Koroneihana hui at Tūrangawaewae this afternoon - and Minister Shane Jones expects the struggle at Ihumātao to loom large..Read more

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The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.
National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

Nothing highlights the denial of colonialism quite like the Parihaka apology
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We must never allow the perfect to defeat the good, but the fact that it's taken 138 years to formally apologise for the tragedy of Parihaka speaks volumes about the cultural denial of the negative effects of colonialism.
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