Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station New Zealand bans military style semi-automatics and assault rifles &ldquo;On 15 March our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place,&rdquo; Jacinda Ardern said. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:09 Vigils and chains to support shooting victims and survivors More burials are being held today at Christchurch&#39;s Memorial Park Cemetery for victims of Friday&#39;s mosque shootings. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:48 White hate bad not mad The Mental Health Foundation is rejecting suggestions the Christchurch mosque shooter was mentally unwell. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:21 TVNZ to hand over control of M&#257;ori archive Pressure from the New Zealand M&#257;ori Council and M&#257;ori screen industry organisation Ng&#257; Aho Whakaari has resulted in TVNZ ruling out the sale of M&#257;ori archival material through its distribution deal with United States company Getty Images. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:00 Hate Racism rally lifeline for Pasifika Organisers of Sunday&#39;s Love Aotearoa Hate Racism rally are offering space for stallholders affected by the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:45 ITOs demand longer consultation A member of the Skills Active Industry Training organisation board says a one-week extension to the consultation period on changes to the sector is a joke and won&#39;t meet the treaty standard for crown actions affecting large numbers of M&#257;ori. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:30 Race Relations Day chance to learn Race Relations Day has taken on a special resonance as New Zealanders come to terms with the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:09 White supremacy and terrorism Martyn &#39;Bomber&#39; Bradbury: The pain exposed in this dreadful atrocity against out Muslim wh&#257;nau is too painful to process. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:30 Wh&#257;nau Ora helping &#332;tautahi grieving The head of South Island Wh&#257;nau Ora Commissioning agency says there is a huge amount of work for community social service agencies in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:00 Te reo support on right track Te Taura Whiri, the M&#257;ori language Commission, is heartened with a growing acceptance of te reo M&#257;ori in the wider population. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:30 Two minute silence for mosque attack There will be a two minute silence on Friday to mark a week since the Christchurch mosque shootings. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:30 Iwi and councils team up to tackle coast erosion Three Hawkes Bay councils are working with iwi to identify and address coastal hazards. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:42 First funeral for mosque attack victims The first funeral for victims of Friday&#39;s Christchurch terror attack were held this afternoon at Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:21 Rock video a platform for M&#257;ori visual artists Musician Riqi Harawira is using the promotion of his new album as a chance to boost M&#257;ori visual artists. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:09 Love Aotearoa Hate Racism (LAHR) is anticipating an unprecedented turnout at our rally against Islamophobia and racism at Auckland's Aotea Square this Sunday, March 24, at 2pm. Organisers expect thousands to gather in a passionate and defiant display of unity following last Friday&#39;s massacre at two mosques in Christchurch Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:45 M&#257;oriland Festival aims to bring light in dark time The director of the M&#257;oriland Film Festival says coming together to honour storytelling and the creative spirit is a way to heal after the horrors of Christchurch. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:33 No room for racism, Ardern tells Cashmere students Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this morning told students at Cashmere High School it is OK to ask for help. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:12 Social media flagged as white extremist trigger Greens co-leader says there are disturbing echoes between last week&#39;s attack on him and the Christchurch mosque shootings. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:00 Ng&#257;i Tahu speaks to families as tension rise Ng&#257;i Tahu leaders are helping to support the families of Christchurch shooting victims and relieve tensions as they wait for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned for burial. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:27 Prejudice queried in intelligence failure The failure to pick up alleged Christchurch Mosque shooter has been called a massive failure of intelligence driven by deep seated prejudice. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:33 Woodville kapa looks back at origins A Woodville kapa haka is trying to find old members so it can celebrate its 55th anniversary. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:15 Time for all to look in mirror on racism M&#257;ori Party president Che Wilson is calling for a national conversation about racism in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:30 Pasifika cancelled because police in Christchurch The horrific events in Christchurch have led to the cancellation of this weekend&#39;s Pasifika Festival. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:27 Filmmakers vision inspires younger indigenous artists Porirua&#39;s P&#257;taka Gallery + Museum will next month host a show looking at how trailblazing indigenous filmmakers Barry Barclay and Merita Mita influenced a generation of modern-day artists. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:12 Gunfire drowns out free speech argument Auckland mayor Phil Goff says the Christchurch mosque shooting vindicates his decision to bar Islamaphobic Canadian speakers from Auckland Council venues. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:57 Ng&#257;i Tahu reaches out after shooting Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene says building closer relationships between communities is a way to counter the extremism exhibited by the Christchurch mosque shooter. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:39 Ng&#257;ti Waewae seeking Kahurangi park access West Coast iwi Ng&#257;ti Waewae is keen to take a prominent role in management of Mokihinui River catchment land being added to Kahurangi National Park. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:06 M&#257;ori stand with Muslims against extremists. A M&#257;ori security consultant says M&#257;ori have a lot in cultural similarities with Islamic people that can help in showing support and solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:45 Ng&#257;wh&#257; Springs to get PGF makeover A run down Northland thermal spring is to get a spruce up thanks to the Provincial Growth Fund. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:03 M&#257;ori battle against fascism continues A M&#257;ori historian says the sort of racist hate speech promoted by alleged Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant was what M&#257;ori went to war to stop. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:06 Aussie attitudes cast pall over shooting Former MP Sandra Lee Vercoe says the killing of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques is the inevitable outcome of the sort of racist talk that has become a standard part of Australian politics. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:54 Trust boosts schools' reo resource Taitokerau Education Trust has teamed up with the Te Puawai cluster of Northland schools to create the position of r&#363;maki and reo rua facilitator. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:51 &#332;tautahi lock down brings back quake fears Ng&#257;i Tahu has offered its marae around &#332;tautahi to be used if needed in the aftermath of Friday&#39;s mosque shootings in the city. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:09 Karakia helps pave way for mosque post mortems Relationships formed years ago by the police ethnic services division have paid off as police mobilise to deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:45 White extremists hide in shadows One of the first people arrested in New Zealand on a terrorist-related charge says people like the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter are always there hiding in the shadows. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:40 H2 roadmap smoke and mirrors in climate emergency Climate Justice Taranaki is challenging the environmental and economic arguments for the region&#39;s new hydrogen roadmap. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:30 Mosque victims died as New Zealanders - Delamere Former immigration minister Tuariki Delamere is calling on the current minister to immediately address the immigration status of peopole caught up in the Christchurch mosque shootings. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:18 Compassion and backbone of steel behind shooting response Cabinet Minister Kelvin Davis is praising the way Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has handled the Christchurch mosque shootings. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:09 Kiwisaver holiday shortened The acting Retirement Commissioner says changes to Kiwisaver should make it easier for many low income workers to put aside what they need to supplement their retirement. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:51 Cars blocked from &#332;wairaka summit &#332;wairaka - Te Ahi-k&#257;-a-Rakataura, also know as Mount Albert, has become the sixth Auckland maunga to become vehicle free. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00 Iwi offer Muslims support after massacre Te R&#363;nanga o Ng&#257;i Tahu has sent a message of support for the Muslim community after Friday&rsquo;s attack on two Christchurch mosques. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:39 Ihimaera characters inspire Brunning play A new work by respected actor and playwright Nancy Brunning based on excerpts and characters from Witi Ihimaera stories is the first show to be announced for the new Tair&#257;whiti Arts Festival. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:30 Reforms will rip guts out of trade training Industry training organisations want a chance to help design reform vocational training. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:24 K&#333;kiri trust vision for Taumarunui eyesore Taumarunui Community K&#333;kiri Trust has used Ruapehu District Council&rsquo;s abandoned land sale process to buy a derelict apartment building in the town which it intends to demolish and replace with new community housing. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:45 Drastic change needed to turn back climate disaster There&rsquo;s a large group of students who won&rsquo;t be striking for climate change action. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:15 Citizenship lesson from climate strike OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is backing today&rsquo;s student strike against climate change as a rational response to the most serious threat to human health in the 21st century. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:15 Rutene Irwin ends a fighting life The people of Te Aitanga a M&#257;haki are mourning their rangatira and a giant in the world of M&#257;ori farming. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:12 Hub to help Whakat&#257;ne rangatahi into jobs More than 200 rangatahi are set to benefit from a new employment hub in Whakat&#257;ne. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:12 Reforms will rip guts out of trade training Industry training organisations want a chance to help design reform vocational training. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 Ihimaera characters inspire Brunning play A new work by respected actor and playwright Nancy Brunning based on excerpts and characters from Witi Ihimaera stories is the first show to be announced for the new Tairawhiti Arts Festival. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 Shaw moves to fast track climate action As schoolchildren around the country marched this morning to demand action of climate change, the Government announced its Interim Climate Change Committee would deliver its two key reports directly to Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 K&#333;kiri trust vision to build community housing Taumarunui Community K&#333;kiri Trust has used Ruapehu District Council&rsquo;s abandoned land sale process to buy a derelict apartment building in the town which it intends to demolish and replace with new community housing. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 Why I'm taking my daughter out of school today Martyn &#39;Bomber&#39; Bradbury: I&#39;m taking my 9 year old daughter to the climate protest today, which means she&#39;s wagging a day from school. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:42 Bedford Street opens with rousing haka and song Porirua&rsquo;s newest community gathering and play space opened this week in Cannons Creek with the voices of young people loud and proud. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:30 Media Release: ASB Polyfest 2019 The ASB Polyfest welcomes some special guests to the Manukau Sports Bowl this morning for a special function from 10:30am - 12noon at the ASB Activation Area Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:21 Whakatohea hap&#363; reject parallel negotiation process Whakatohea hap&#363; are asking for negotiations over the Opotiki-based iwi&rsquo;s claims to stop and a full historical inquiry to be mounted. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:06 Tagged funding for M&#257;ori in wellbeing budget Expect some targets M&#257;ori programmes from this year&rsquo;s wellbeing Budget. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:51 Wh&#257;nau urged to join climate march The M&#257;ori Climate Commissioner wants to see every parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt and wh&#257;nau member join their mokopuna today to strike against climate change. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:51 Carterton embraces reo revival Carterton District Council intends to embrace Te Reo M&#257;ori. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:51 Stormwater consent opens door for pollution tracking A Ng&#257;ti Wh&#257;tua kaum&#257;tua says Auckland Council consultation hui on water are a chance to put a M&#257;ori perspective on the issue and improve the quality of information flowing into the system. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:09 Kaum&#257;tua the pou for Meng Foon's long mayoralty Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon says time&#39;s up, and he won&#39;t stand again. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:57 Cultural mix and match at Polyfest The Auckland Secondary Schools Cultural Competitions step up a notch this morning as the Pacific Island and Diversity Stages open up alongside the M&#257;ori stage. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:45 "Jellyfish" attack dead Hokianga leader Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is calling out members of a Hokianga hap&#363; who have attacked the role of the late Whetu Naera in the proposed Manea Footprints of Kupe cultural centre at Opononi. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:27 Shared survival celebrated in Santiago pou A pou gifted to the people of Chile has been named Ng&#257; M&#333;rehu, those who remain. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:06 Finance sector honours Mcleod for equity and indigenous leadership Championing gender equity and indigenous engagement on both sides of the Tasman has won Sir Rob McLeod the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Finance &amp; Business award at the New Zealand CFO Awards held in Auckland last night. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:42 Teacher's union backs student climate strike The head of primary teachers union NZEI Te Riu Roa says tomorrow&#39;s planned school strike for climate change is a way children can learn the power of standing up for their beliefs. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:21 Maunga needs rest after 60 years quarrying The Ng&#257;ti Tangata hap&#363; of Ng&#257;ti Raukawa ki Waikato are fighting the loss of their t&#363;puna maunga chip by metal chip. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:00 Maori show way in climate sense This year&rsquo;s winner of the Prime Minister&rsquo;s Award for Science Communication says there are lessons to be learned from Te Ao M&#257;ori in tacking awareness of climate change. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:30 Special Guests attending ASB Polyfest Today <strong>MEDIA RELEASE: </strong>The world&rsquo;s largest Maori and Pacific Island festival, the ASB Polyfest got underway yesterday at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:18 Haka plus loops puts Mihirangi on world stage Maoridom&rsquo;s queen of the loops Mihirangi Fleming has wowed an international folk, world and roots music industry showcase. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:54 Eye on the prize as M&#257;ori health claim winds up New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is rejecting a suggestion by M&#257;ori health claimants that 15 percent of health spending should go to M&#257;ori. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:39 SFO investigation raises policy sale question Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says a Serious Fraud Investigation into the way the National Party handed a donation raises wider concerns about whether that party sells policy. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:27 M&#257;ori spectrum trust keeps 3G block 3G spectrum set aside for M&#257;ori is to be renewed as the government looks at what spectrum may be needed for new technologies. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:15 Debt picture grim for ageing M&#257;ori M&#257;ori heading for retirement could be in more dire circumstances than their P&#257;keh&#257; counterparts, but their plight is being overlooked. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:06 Call strong for community-level justice The head of a group reviewing the justice system says it will deliver a warts and all, no holds barred report. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:48 M&#257;ori health infrastructure boost sought M&#257;ori claimants have put a pitch for 15 percent of the health budget. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:21 Crown help critical for Kupe path Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says his excess of probity over a Hokianga tourism project shouldn&#39;t be allowed to stop much needed initiatives for the north. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:45 Ng&#257;puhi hap&#363; keen to restart talks Ng&#257;puhi collective Kia Anga Mua says it&#39;s ready to meet Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little about restarting settlement talks. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:57 National election donations get SFO scrutiny Jamie Lee Ross&#39;s bust-up with National has a sequel with police referring a complaint to the Serious Fraud Office about the disclosure of political donations. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:51 New wharekai has K&#257;whia view K&#257;whia hap&#363; Ng&#257;ti Hikairo has become the first to benefit from the new marae funding system. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:30 End in sight for health outcomes claim Closing submissions start today on the M&#257;ori heath outcomes claim before the Waitangi Tribunal with claimants hoping it will lead to M&#257;ori getting more control over the health resources their people need. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:30 Ihum&#257;tao development step too far Supporters of an occupation at Ihum&#257;tao are in Wellington today to march on Parliament to demand the government take action to stop development of the land and return it to mana whenua. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:18 Voting right a human right The former probation officer who led a Waitangi Tribunal claim over the high rate of M&#257;ori imprisonment says it&rsquo;s time to scrap the law stopping prisoners from voting. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:06 Demand for Waitara freehold unknown The mana whenua hap&#363; of Waitara are trying to forecast how much revenue is likely to come from the changed status of land in the Taranaki town. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:51 Fergusson showing gutsy form in sprint shears Former world shearing champion Cam Fergusson has made a return to the boards, winning the invitational speed shear competiton at yesterday&#39;s Rural Games in Palmerston North. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:12 ITOs better for qualifying M&#257;ori The Government is being urged to consider the role of industry training organisations in preparing M&#257;ori for the workforce. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:27 Solo paddlers ready for Tahiti spectacle More than 200 paddlers battled rain and the first touch of Autumn off Kohimarama Beach over the weekend to compete for free airfares to Tahiti. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:24 Conflict of interest charge redneck fall back Former cabinet minister Dover Samuels says National should applaud Shane Jones rather than back spurious charges of conflict of interest. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:21 Centralised job training not the answer for regions A Northland iwi leader is concerned there is too much centralisation in the plan to reform vocational training. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:39 Council and hap&#363; ready for Waitara sell-off New Plymouth District Council has signed an agreement with Manukorihi and Otaraua hapu on how they will work together to manage the proceeds of the sale of Waitara land Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:54 Mahuta shares M&#257;ori story with Chile M&#257;ori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta heads for Chile this week to promote links with the South American nation&#39;s indigenous peoples. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:48 History award to help Te Rauparaha bio translation Wellington historian Ross Calman has received a New Zealand History Award grant to prepare a new bilingual edition of Tamihana Te Rauparaha&rsquo;s biography of Te Rauparaha. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:33 Ihumaatao SOUL hikoi to parliament MEDIA RELEASE: Following a hugely successful Reclamation Festival at Ihumaatao on the weekend, supporters of the Auckland-based Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) Campaign will march through the streets of Wellington on 12 March, from Te Wharewaka to Parliament Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:21 Postcode lottery for bowel cancer survival Bowel Cancer New Zealand is unhappy at the wide variation in mortality rates following bowel cancer surgery across the country and the differences in diagnosis and outcomes being experienced by M&#257;ori and Pacific New Zealanders. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:15 Waitara M&#257;ori fashion designer gets Paris showing Singapore-based M&#257;ori designer Tessa Bailey-Lont from Waitara has shown her Te Wao nui a T&#257;ne collection at this weeks&rsquo; Oxford Fashion Studio show in Paris. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:12 Violence blights day for w&#257;hine M&#257;ori It&rsquo;s International Women&rsquo;s day, and that has a M&#257;ori academic questioning the human rights position of w&#257;hine M&#257;ori. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:03 Rail boost needed to unlock Ng&#257;puhi economy There&rsquo;s a call for investment in rail in Taitokerau to help unlock the potential of the regional economy, including the M&#257;ori economy. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:51 Islanders get more control over Chathams' paua fishery Chatham Islands iwi, community, industry and the Fisheries Ministry have agreed on a new plan to manage the country&rsquo;s largest commercial paua fishery. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:36 Advanced care planning eases end of life worries The Health Quality and Safety Commission is urging people to plan for the sort of care they may need towards the end of life. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:24 M&#257;ori positive about Asian links A survey of M&#257;ori perceptions of Asia and Asian people has found M&#257;ori have a cultural edge when it came to engagement in Asia, but more work is needed to strengthen those ties. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:33