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Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Maori Vaccination Authority needed to combat low vaccination, new variants and increasing outbreak risk
New Zealand needs a Māori Vaccination Authority to reverse the low rate of Māori vaccination and counter the emerging risk of an outbreak stemming from high numbers of Red Zone and Green Zone arrivals into the country..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Lowering Green and Red Zone Entries and Active Cases Key
This week, the world total of cases passed 160 million..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Seven Variants in New Zealand and Low Rate of Maori Vaccination
The world has delivered more than 1.15 billion vaccines as countries race to inoculate populations against Covid-19..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | All we need to know about the Trans-Tasman Bubble Risk
The Quarantine Free Travel Trans-Tasman Bubble (TTB) with Australia that opened this week makes sense, at least on paper. .Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Travel from India suspended but not other Hotspots
The government made the right decision to suspend flights from India from 11 April..Read more

OPINION: Mahuta's 'dragon and taniwha' redefines NZ Foreign Policy

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Foreign Miniter Nanaia Mahuta's speech to China was ground-breaking in many ways.

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Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Māori | A 4th Mega-Wave, Vaccines vs Variants, the Rich vs the Poor, and Annual Vaccinations
Despite more than 860 million vaccinations delivered in over 200 countries, the world total has passed 140 million cases and three million deaths. Driven by new variants, a 4th Mega-Wave of Covid-19 that is now sweeping the globe threatens to be the largest since the virus left Wuhan..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Up to 200,000 vaccines needed by Maori and Pacific Providers
Last week, the Labour government unveiled a revised Vaccine Roll-out Plan and the Māori Vaccine Strategy..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Up to 85.7 percent chance of further OutBreaks
As we embark on the largest mass vaccination in our history, there is a 34.4% chance each week and an 85.7% chance each month of a community outbreak unless we reduce the number of arrivals into New Zealand.Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Bungled Covid Communications to the Papatoetoe Community
A War of Words. A war of words broke out last week between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Case L (from Family 3) in the Papatoetoe cluster..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Explaining the Numbers and Risks in the Papatoetoe Cluster
The numbers coming out of the Papatoetoe cluster are confusing..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Update | All Maori need to know about the Papatoetoe Cluster
The cluster associated with LSG Sky Chefs and Papatoetoe High School was detected on Sunday 14 February. The government responded immediately placing Auckland on Alert Level 3 and, because two cases had travelled through the Taranaki and Waikato, ordered the rest of New Zealand tot Alert Level 2..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Maori wards dismantling racism
Labour’s longest-serving Māori MP was never the best Minister of Māori Development. In the most elegant of demotions after the last election, she was elevated to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Local Government..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | The Mystery of the Locations of Interest Group and White Waitangi Day
As predicted in the Waatea News column 29 January, yesterday saw a 4th case of the South African B1351 strain..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Happy White Waitangi Day
Precautionary Approach.Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid | Māori communities all we need to know about the Northland and Auckland cases
The Northland woman who has tested positive for the B1351 South African variant arrived in New Zealand from London on 30 December..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid-19 | The link between the Northland Case, new variants, and New Zealand border controls
The Northland Case. The Northland woman who tested positive for the B1351 South African variant arrived from London on 30 December..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: The Covid-19 risk for New Zealand and Maori in 2021
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The first six months of the New Year will decide the success of New Zealand’s defence against the Covid-19 Pandemic. New Zealand has the lowest case numbers, cases per capita millions, total deaths, and deaths per capita millions of all European OECD countries..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | Ihumātao Understanding the Agreement
Dr Rawiri Taonui | Opinion: When Te Ahiwaru-Ngāti Māhuta made their stand behind flimsy palisades of pallets and nylon at Ihumātao few predicted they would win against conglomerate Fletcher Building..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui: Settling Ihumatao - Forgotten Te Ahiwaru-Ngati Mahuta
Opinion: In January this year, Duncan Garner said that he had it on “good authority” that a deal would be done on Ihumātao by Waitangi Day..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui | The Largest Pandemic in History and the Race for a Vaccine between the Rich and the Poor
By the end of this year, Covid-19 will be the largest pandemic in human history. Today the world total passed 60 million cases with 1.4 million deaths. On the current 7-day trend there will be 82 million cases and 1.8 million deaths before the end of the year..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Labour and the Māori Caucus
Following the signoff of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce her new cabinet line-up tomorrow..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Missed Opportunity in Meaningful Labour and Greens Agreement
An overwhelming majority of 85% of Green Party members have agreed to align with Labour..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | Labour, the Greens and Kaupapa Maori
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Labour has stormed into government with a 29-seat triumph over National in the third-largest margin by any political party since the Liberals defeated all others with a 36-seat majority in 1905..Read more

Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | The Old and the New, the Best and the Worst of the Māori campaigns
Election 2020 has seen the strongest Kaupapa Māori campaigns since Tariana Turia resigned from the Labour Party, formed the Māori Party and won the 2004 Te Tai Hauāuru by-election..Read more



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