Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Waititi rejects compromise Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi says he isn’t in parliament to make friends. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:09 Kura a iwi set path for next five years The Ministry of Education and kura Māori have agreed on how they can work together while maintaining the independence of Māori schools. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:09 Trail blazing psychiatrist wins Maarire Goodall Award A psychiatrist who developed a treatment system for Māori in mental health distress is this year’s winner of the prestigious Dr Maarire Goodall award for contributions to Māori health. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:09 Slap for Minister of Separatism Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has been tagged the Minister for Separatism for his defence of Oranga Tamariki. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:21 Anglicans turn to wananga for qualification Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to include two of its theological papers in the Bachelor of Humanities (Indigenous Studies) programme. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:03 Million winners in te reo Maori award The Māori Language Commission says every person who took part in this year’s Māori Language Moment is a joint winner of the Supreme 2020 Māori Language Award. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:03 Fast food giants challenged on fat tax A South Auckland health advocate is calling for a levy on fatty food to stem obesity rates in Māori and Pasifika communities. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:30 Maori Party walks out over extra speaking slot The Māori Party is crying foul over being refused a speaking slot in yesterday’s leaders’ responses to the Speech from the Throne - but Speaker Trevor Mallard says it needs better advice on parliament’s rules. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:30 Maori input can improve clinical trials Health researchers are looking for ways to get more New Zealanders to take part in clinical trials, especially Māori and Pasifika people. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:51 Home kawakawa cure sparks online business A former champion wood chopper has turned rongoā Māori used for a debilitating skin condition into a business. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:24 Council punt irks Maori seat advocates The chair of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is calling for calm after negative reactions to the council’s decision to put off creating Māori seats. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:24 Kerekere keen to roll Moss Green Party Māori Development spokesperson Elizabeth Kerekere is questioning whether the head of Oranga Tamariki has the trust of communities, particularly Māori, to do the job. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:21 Far North Council in dust up with Maori communities A Kaitaia teacher is calling out the Far North District Council for refusing to upgrade roads around marae and papakainga. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:21 Housing First looks past motel fund Housing First says New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 should serve as a foundation for long term change. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:21 Corrections outs itself with court action The director of Amnesty International New Zealand says she’s shocked not just by the treatment meted out to inmates at the privately-run Auckland Women’s Regional Corrections Facility but by the fact Corrections is comfortable with it. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:21 Torture hidden behind private prison facade says lawyer A Māori human rights lawyer says reports of maltreatment of inmates at Auckland Women’s Prison says it’s an inevitable consequence of privately-run prisons. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:06 Te Hurihanganui trials begin in Porirua schools Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says the launch of a new education framework is an important milestone in the work needed to address racism in the education system and improve outcomes for Māori. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:03 Ad voids hampers vape cure Anti-smoking group Ash says the government needs to soften its stance on vaping if New Zealand is to reach its goal of being smokefree by 2025. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:00 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:30 Councillor slams mayoral meddling in Shelly Bay raru The head of Wellington City Council’s Māori portfolio says the council needs to let Taranaki Whānui move ahead with its plans for Shelly Bay. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:36 Cook essay act of indigenous rebellion A Waikato essayist is urging indigenous writers to break out of western styles. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:27 Jackson seeks new approach to Maori broadcasting Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson is taking a fresh look at the future of Māori broadcasting. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:27 Literacy champion wins research award A Ngāi Tahu academic has won the University of Canterbury’s highest research honour for decades of work aimed at improving children’s learning and wellbeing. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:36 Iwi Radio learning tool earns technology prize Kaitaia-based Te Hiku Media has taken out the Community Tech Champions award at this year's New Zealand CIO Awards for developing technology tools for te reo Māori revitalisation. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:36 Bert McLean a battler for Maori development A Tūhoe kaumātua is being remembered for service not just for the military but for Māori development in Tāmaki Makaurau. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:36 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:39 Prison fire reveals tales of abuse The Greens are calling for an independent prison inspectorate after reports inmates at Auckland Women’s Prison were pepper-sprayed in their cells and forced to lie on the ground before they were given their food. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:12 Iwi frustrated at partnership window dressing Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui is accusing Oranga Tamariki of window dressing in its so-called partnerships with iwi. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:09 Maori seats inevitable Former New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says Māori wards in local government are inevitable. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:06 Physician tasked with Smokefree 2025 target Māori public health and tobacco control advocacy group Hāpai Te Hauora has welcomed Dr Ayesha Verrall being given the tobacco control delegation in the allocation of health portfolios. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:54 Children's Commission report lays ground for resource fight One of the leaders in the Waitangi Tribunal Oranga Tamariki claim says Minister Kelvin Davis is buying a fight if he thinks he can shelve a recommendation to radically transform the system of child protection for Māori. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:00 Kiwifruit growing gold for community The chair of the Ahuwhenua Trophy organising committee says there was little to choose between this year’s three finalists. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:57 DNA rules in need of refresh The Law Commission Te Aka Matua o te Ture says the way DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations fails to accommodate human rights values, tikanga Māori and te Tiriti o Waitangi. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:57 Rehu loved to play New Zealand music has lost one of its giants with the death of pianist and bandleader Rufus Rehu at the age of 81. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:54 Shelly Bay frozen for High Court challenge A leader of the Mau Whenua occupation of Wellington’s Shelly Bay says the protest will protect the group’s position in advance of a High Court hearing. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:51 Maori education plan needed to tackle NCEA void The New Zealand Māori Council says new Ministry of Education data showing more than 3000 rangatahi Māori left school last year with no NCEA qualification shows the need for a Māori-led education plan. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:45 Children's report chance for transformational change The Children’s Commissioners say the state needs to trust Māori to come up with a better system for how they will look after children who need care and protection. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:09 STEM and teams in robot scramble A project to use robotics to encourage young Māori to engage in science, technology, engineering and maths has expanded from its Bay of Plenty base. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:06 Pressure on for National to contest Maori seats The chair of National Party Māori wing Kahurangi Blue chair is welcoming support from leader Judith Collins for the party to again contest the Māori seats. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:06 West Papua indigenous response a test of courage Supporters of West Papuan independence are asking new Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta to speak on what appears to be an escalation of suppression of democratic activity by Indonesia. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:09 Mayor breaks ranks to back occupation The Taxpayer's Union has slammed Wellington mayor Andy Foster for helping Mau Whenua protesters raise tents for an occupation of Shelly Bay. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:54 Lockdown means whanau time nib New Zealand says lockdown gave Māori a greater sense of connection to their whānau. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:48 Gisborne opts for Maori wards Gisborne District Council this morning voted unanimously to create Māori wards in time for the 2022 local government election. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:48 Deportee dump straining relationship Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the system is starting to show the strain of dealing with the number of people being deported from Australia. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:36 Oranga Tamariki unfixable - Childen's Commissioner The Children’s Commissioner says Oranga Tamariki is incapable of delivering care and protection in ways that will be most effective for tamariki Māori and whānau, and nothing short of total transformation will do. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:42 Ngai Tahu eyes portfolio as profit plummets Ngāi Tahu Rūnanga will ask its subsidiary businesses to review whether they are investing in the right places. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:42 New homes start of community-building The first project to be completed under the Hastings Place Based initiative was opened on Saturday by Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:03 Fishy pricing sparks supermarket review The head of the Mangere Budgeting Service is welcoming a Commerce Commission review of supermarket pricing. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:36 Tumahai stays at helm as iwi sails into choppy waters Lisa Tumahai has been re-elected as kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for a further three-year term. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:33 Expectant mothers missing out on diabetes screening A University of Waikato study has found only 26 percent of women in the Waikato region are screened for diabetes during pregnancy, including just 17.5 percent of Māori women. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:30 Media Release: Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Winner Announced The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020 is Te Kaha 15B Hineora Orchard. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 08:57 Media Release: Ahuwhenua Young Maori Grower Award Winner Announced The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award is 26 year old Maatutaera Akonga. Maatutaera is of Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu descent and is senior leading hand at Llewellyn Horticulture based in Hastings. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 08:54 Rangatira share experience with rangatahi A collaborative book in which more than 30 rangatahi ask 100 Māori leaders to explain traditional and modern Māori leadership is to be launched at Hopuhopu tomorrow afternoon. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:42 First encounter drives tv winner Award wining television producer Bailey Mackey says telling one of the biggest stories in the country was challenging but rewarding. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:42 Bros for Change ready to expand Christchurch-based Māori youth programme Bros for Change is marking its fifth birthday today with the release of a new online toolkit. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:24 Taylor got message across in Rudy reo Hundreds of mourners have been through Mataitaua Marae in Horeke to pay a final tribute to Ngāpuhi kaumātua and Labour Party stalwart Rudy Taylor, who died on Monday. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:30 Trans Tasman rivalry heightened in women's draw Seeding for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup has guaranteed a big turnout for the first game at Eden Park with New Zealand and Australia balloted into the same pool. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:06 Maori scholars praised for effective research University of Auckland art historian Ngarino Ellis from Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Porou has won the Early Career Research Excellence Award for Humanities in this year’s Royal Society Te Apārangi research honours awards. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:06 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. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:57 Tauranga Council faces Maori seat poll bid Tauranga City Council meets this morning to discuss a motion it call a referendum on its decision to create Māori wards for the next local government election. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:57 Supreme Court arguments 'stale and pale' Tribal executive turned Māori Party MP Debbie Ngarewa Packer is feeling confident after a three day Supreme Court hearing on whether Trans Tasman Resources can get back its permit mine the seabed off South Taranaki. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:57 Maori love poem in Berlin short film final A poem in te reo Māori has been accepted for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival competition in Germany - the largest international platform for short films based on poetry. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:57 Bigger Maori caucus means bigger workload The new co-chair of Labour’s Māori caucus says its unprecedented size means it is able to express a Māori voice across the whole range of Government activities. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:30 Waikanae awa clean-up gets jobs boost The Jobs for Nature fund is boosting an iwi-driven partnership to restore the Waikanae River catchment. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:27 New technologies could help iwi restore te mana o te wai A University of Canterbury ecological engineer wants to work with iwi, council and industry to develop new water treatment options. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:27 Iwi readies for all outcomes on seabed mining appeal A South Taranaki iwi says it will take further action if the Supreme Court allows seabed mining. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:27 Gardening tools help cultivate bond with Rarawa Far north iwi Te Rarawa has been gifted about 50 taonga collected from land it now owns. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:30 Rangiriri event a celebration of survival Tainui iwi will this weekend mark the anniversary of the start of the 1863 Waikato Invasion by celebrating 157 years of resistance. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:30 Hawke's Bay makes cautious step towards Maori seats Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has decided to poll voters at the next local government elections on whether it should create Māori wards. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:30 Hangi Master slow but special Rewi Spraggon’s Hangi Master business has won a Snail of Approval at the inaugural Slow Food Awards. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:12 Oath price to pay for power Don’t sweat the oath of allegiance. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:54 Vodafone recognises iwi have spectrum interest Vodafone is describing its partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as a milestone. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:51 Star talk earns Matamua prize University of Waikato Professor Rangi Matamua has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:48 Son's story paints new view of Te Rauparaha The editor of new book on Te Rauparaha says he was painted as a monster by Pākehā because he was seen as an obstacle to colonial settlement. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:36 Ngai Tahu looks to post-COVID rebuild The chief executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings says the business is rebuilding after dealing with the shocks of COVID-19. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Taylor upheld tino rangatiratanga within Labour Ngāpuhi kaumātua and Labour Party stalwart Rudy Taylor is making his final journey to the north. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Maori business prime source of Maori jobs New research has identified more than 10,000 Māori businesses and found valuable insights into what makes them different. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Internet fishing finds new home for swamper Former Swamp Thing member Grant Haua’s solo career has garnered international support thanks to a spot of internet fishing. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Hamilton Council ready to embrace Kirikiriroa Hamilton City Council is keen to enhance the city’s relationship with Māori. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Countdown sets clock for Maori managers Supermarket chain Countdown says it wants to have 20 per cent Māori and Pasifika representation at store manager level and above by 2025. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:33 Maori business keen on Asian trade pact The head of Māori trade group Te Taumata says the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is timely given the need to keep economic activity going in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:33 COVID shock hits Ngai Tahu wealth South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu’s business has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with its rūnanga reporting a $103 million group deficit, up $64 million on last year. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:33 Maori sports organisations get funding boost For the first time Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa will direct fund Maori national sport organisations as part of a new initiative to improve wellbeing outcomes for Māori. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:30 Maori caucus picks new leaders Rino Tirikatene and Willow-Jean Prime have been unanimously elected as new co-chairs of the Labour Māori Caucus. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:09 Award vindicates hapu's terminal design fight A designer of an award-winning airport terminal says his hapū had to fight to get the commission. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:09 Matauranga Maori needed to counter takatapui discrimination High levels of discrimination significantly impact the health and wellbeing of takatāpui and Māori LGBTQI+. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:09 Iwi challenges agencies to resource whanau ora A top of the South Island iwi says it’s time for government agencies to take a whānau ora approach to their activities. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:12 Tirikatene sees gaps in ocean use net The new Under-secretary for Oceans and Fisheries says more work is needed to clarify the rules around using marine spaces. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:12 On-farm culture change wins Miraka biosecurity award Māori-owned dairy-processing company Miraka has won the New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award for boosting biosecurity awareness and culture change on-farm. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:15 Maori population increase lags The rate of Māori population increase has fallen slightly behind the rational rate, according to the latest estimates from Statistics New Zealand. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:15 Maori principals want te reo taught now The head of Te Akatea, the Maori Principals’ Association, says Māori needs to be made a compulsory subject now. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:48 Seabed mining back in court South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui is at the Supreme Court today for what it describes as a last desperate legal battle against seabed mining promoter Trans Tasman Resources. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:39 FOMA counts on better returns form RCEP Māori exporters are looking to get more value out of their products with the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the weekend. Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:36 Whanau approach path to home ownership A Māori architect and housing advocate says Māori have some advantages they can bring to the getting their first home, but they may need someone to walk beside them. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:48 Taylor kept Labour focus on Maori Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta says Rudy Taylor played the long game in politics. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:48 Maori at greater risk from heart irregularity The Heart Foundation is keen for Māori to take the opportunity to get free pulse checks this week. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:48 Maori and politics driving forces for Rudy Taylor A hundred percenter. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 13:30 New leadership for Ngapuhi The new chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāpuhi is optimistic progress can be made towards the tribe’s historic treaty settlements. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 13:30 DHB tackles school teeth problem The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is working with schools and dental practices to tackle high levels of dental pain in the region. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 13:30 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. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:09