Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Tapsell challenge put whanau on path to kiwifruit gold An Ahuwhenua Trophy finalist is crediting the late parliamentarian Sir Peter Tapsell for setting it on the path to hap&#363; wealth through its whenua. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:45 Maori children doing it tough One in four M&#257;ori children are living in poverty. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:45 Shaw hunger strike exposes system prejudice A M&#257;ori legal academic says a hunger strike in Rimutaka Prison has highlighted the unfair treatment meted out to M&#257;ori offenders by the justice system. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:42 Iwi scheme positive for health insurer Health insurer nib New Zealand is pointing to its partnership with Ng&#257;ti Wh&#257;tua &#332;r&#257;kei as an example of how it is becoming more about better health rather than just responding to sickness. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:15 PGF road and rail spend boosts Kawerau prospects The eastern Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau is feeling the love today from the Provincial Growth Fund. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:15 Moeahu given arts council role Te R&#363;nanganui o Te &#256;tiawa chair Kura Moeahu has been appointed to the board of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:09 Too slack to enroll, too slack to vote National&#39;s Maori development spokesperson says same day enrolling and voting rewards lack of personal responsibility. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:06 Pasifika returns to Western Springs Pasifika is heading back to Western Springs after a two year absence. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:15 Maori Golf takes aim at Open This week&rsquo;s New Zealand Golf Open is being given a more M&#257;ori flavour. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:15 Sharp bite in protein battle Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says he has no beef with plant-based food, he just doesn&rsquo;t want to see it called meat. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:12 Ruatoria hosts te reo Maori fly in Ruatoria Aero Club is hosting the world&rsquo;s first te reo Maori fly in. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:30 Rotorua sewage plan sparks petition Anger over a plan to discharge treated sewage into Lake Rotorua for the next 30 years has sparked a petition calling for the lake to be given personhood rights. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:27 Path to justice review simplified A member of the establishment advisory group for the new Criminal Cases Review Commission says it should be far easier for Maori to use than the current system. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:27 Waititi jumps off colonists' waka The M&#257;ori Party&#39;s Waiariki candidate says the mainstream parties can&#39;t be a voice for M&#257;ori aspirations. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:24 Dead tuna point to Silver Fern Farms failure A south Taranaki iwi leader says an ammonia spill from Silver Ferns Farms&#39; Hawera meat plant that killed thousands of eels is a sign of how environmental protections are failing. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:39 Hokioi statue revives ancestral connection Iwi and locals in Karamea have unveiled a life-sized bronze sculpture of an extinct hokioi or Haast&#39;s eagle, which is considered the spiritual guardian of the Karamea Estuary. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:33 Te reo element in life of art and advocacy This year&#39;s Kiwibank New Zealander of the year says she sees herself as a mere soldier of te reo. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:27 Maori views sought on trade hurdles Whenua will be top of mind when trade negotiators meet with Maori in Rotorua this week for the first consultation hui organised by new Maori trade body Te Taumata. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:00 Leoni to fly Labour flag in Waikato Waitemata Local Board deputy chair Kerrin Leoni has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Waikato electorate. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:24 Political radiation leak over attack ad lines Pot. Kettle. Black. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:06 Caruthers to head review appeal backstop One of New Zealand&rsquo;s most experienced barristers has been appointed to head the new Criminal Cases Review Commission, which will review criminal convictions and sentences where there is a claimed miscarriage of justice. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:12 Vaping Bill finally arrives M&#257;ori public health advocacy group Hapai Te Hauora is welcoming today&rsquo;s introduction of a Bill to regulate vaping. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:06 Ahuwhenua finalists show horticulture gold The Bay of Plenty has provided all three finalists for the first edition of the Ahuwhenua Trophy to feature horticulture. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:51 Waititi to stand for Maori Party in Waiariki MEDIA STATEMENT: Rawiri Waititi will stand for the M&#257;ori Party in Waiariki at September&rsquo;s General Election. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:09 National promises to gut worker rights and tenant rights if elected <p>Martyn &#39;Bomber&#39; Bradbury: It&#39;s an interesting tactic, but the National Party of New Zealand clearly believe that renters and workers won&#39;t bother voting in the 2020 election because they are promising that if National become the Government they will remove renter rights and scrap any plan to raise the minimum wage.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:45 Ngati Porou pride in school docos One of the contributors to a new resource about Ng&#257;ti Porou&#39;s treaty settlement process says it will be of huge value to current and future generations of school pupils. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:48 Henare tests water on whanau ora leadership The Wh&#257;nau Ora Minister says decisions should be made in the next couple of weeks about who should lead the development and implementation of the integrated service delivery model. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:39 Waitemata DHB steps up Maori recruitment In what&rsquo;s seen as a first for district health boards, Waitemat&#257; DHB has appointed a M&#257;ori workforce recruitment consultant to bring more M&#257;ori into its workforce. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:27 Professions looking for more Maori input Architects and engineers say diversity - &quot;including getting more M&#257;ori on board - is critical to the future of their professions. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:18 Marlborough puts land, sea and air in single plan Marlborough Mayor John Leggett says a proposed Marlborough Environment Plan is a first for New Zealand. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:12 Carrot sticks sharpen young minds The Prime Minister says school lunches are already having a big impact in the schools involved in a trial programme. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:12 Te reo advocate NZer of the year Actress and te reo M&#257;ori me ng&#257; tikanga advocate Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira has been named 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:06 Ngati Paoa involvement in waiheke stoat eradication Te Korowai o Waiheke will layout 1500 stoat traps across the island this weekend in an effort to make the island predator-free. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:36 Social investment approach retired National&rsquo;s social investment approach to welfare has been formally retired. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:33 Full belly critical for full head The former head of the Principals Federation says poverty and school attendance are linked, and he welcomed a pilot to provide lunch in schools. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:33 Union resists rush to gig economy First Union is pushing back on the notion the gig economy is the new normal for workplace relations. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:48 Period poverty adding to inequity Victoria University of Wellington researchers say almost one in seven young M&#257;ori women have missed school because they couldn&#39;t afford menstrual products. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:48 Anthems not needed as players show pride in culture It may be Advance Indigenous Fair, but that&#39;s not a sentiment the Australian Indigenous rugby league team feel is applied to them. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:48 Hope springs for school coexistence The opening of a new campus for Ng&#257; Puna o Wai&#333;rea is being hailed as a significant milestone for bicultural education in the state school system. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:48 Indigenous challenge to big data use An Otago University academic says her appointment to an international research body is a chance to discuss how big data should be used from a M&#257;ori perspective. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:33 Northland says kia kaha to infrastructure Moving the Navy to Whangarei and completing a four-lane expressway from Whangarei to Auckland are on the wish list of a campaign to get central government to boost the Northland economy by funding five infrastructure projects. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:30 Jobs path away from thug life Employment Minister Willie Jackson says he&#39;s doing more in his portfolio to address gang problems that National will do in its get tough on crime plans. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:18 Pilot plan to revive Maori community officers The New Zealand M&#257;ori Council intends to bring back M&#257;ori community development officers. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:24 Housing crisis a human rights crisis A United Nations Special Rapporteur says the Government needs to adopt a more ambitious, innovative and courageous approach if it is to solve the root causes of the housing crisis. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:54 End of political road for Jami-Lee Ross A M&#257;ori political commentator says there will be no coming back for Jami-Lee Ross, whatever the outcomes of a trial for an election donation breached. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:54 Parenting best fix for gang scourge A long time community leader says solving the gang problem is about parenting rather than punishment. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:09 Audit finds Maori left out of water management The Auditor-General is calling on local and central government to do more to involve M&#257;ori in water management. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:06 Government's delivery record defended The head of Labour&rsquo;s Maori seat campaign says he&rsquo;s looking forward to going to the hustings on how much more Labour has done for Maori than the Maori Party. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:57 Maori midwives honoured in Plunket logo Plunket is honouring its M&#257;ori forebears. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:42 No truce for iwi in water battle A far north iwi leader is rejecting a tag from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones that he is selling out his people putting court action ahead of practical steps to improve water infrastructure. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:39 Peters paints bloody scenario for SFO probe New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says there is no evidence connecting him to donations to the New Zealand First Foundation - but Simon Bridges&#39; DNA is all over the National Party donations scandal. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:36 Maihi calls time on easy hate speech A M&#257;ori legal scholar says Renae Maihi&rsquo;s defamation battle against Sir Bob Jones has historic significance in the battle against racism. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:30 Community safety aim for hardline gang policy National Party Northcote MP Dan Bidois says a National Government would keep young M&#257;ori from joining gangs by ensuring they are in education, training or work. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:57 PGF to rescue as far north runs out of water Up to $2 million from the Provincial Growth Fund will be allocated to set up temporary water supplies in Kaikohe and Kaitaia. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:36 Council facilities manager adds te ao Maori expert The body which looks after Auckland&rsquo;s art galleries, concert halls, sports stadiums and zoos has appointed its first kaupapa M&#257;ori general manager. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:54 Iwi leaders sell-outs for blocking water action - Jones Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is accusing northern iwi leaders of selling out their people by voting for ideologically-driven court cases rather than practical steps to increase water supply. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:42 Hostel mission to help wahine study The United M&#257;ori Mission is looking for three Maori women students to fill up its new Tiroroa Residence on Auckland&rsquo;s Khyber Pass. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:15 Bill will improve lot of renters Improved peace of mind may be on the way for renters with the introduction of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill to Parliament. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:12 Lightfoot picked to lead prison change There&rsquo;s a new head for the country&rsquo;s prisons. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:51 SFO To investigate New Zealand First Foundation The Serious Fraud Office says it has commenced an investigation in relation to the New Zealand First Foundation. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:45 Iwi Collective counts cost of coronavirus on lobster trade A director of a M&#257;ori fisheries cooperative is welcoming moves to soften the impact of coronavirus outbreak on the rock lobster sector. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:42 Wall feels record merits repeat MP Louisa Wall says she will be fighting to retain her spot at Labour&rsquo;s Manurewa candidate. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:39 Ngati Porou documentary targeted for schools The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says a new documentary on the Ng&#257;ti Porou treaty settlement will be a valuable resource when New Zealand history is included in the school curriculum from 2022. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:27 Maori Battalion trove added to world archive Recordings of 28th M&#257;ori Battalion members on World War Two battlefields are included on a collection which has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:15 Caucus hands off as seat battle looms in Manurewa The co-chair of Labour&rsquo;s M&#257;ori caucus, Willie Jackson, says there will be no attempt by MPs to influence the fight for the nomination in the safe seat of Manurewa. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:12 Hapu push for place in Mangatu settlement A group from Gisborne area iwi Ng&#257; Ariki Kaip&#363;tahi has moved on to land on Mangatu Blocks to protest a settlement offer which would give it only a fraction of what it lost. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:57 Solo mums increasing part of homeless picture A leading provider of services for the homeless says the opening of a new shelter for homeless women highlights the impact the crisis is having on wahine M&#257;ori. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:42 Street pressure helps search for boy basher A Flaxmere community leader believes community pressure will eventually out those who put a 4-year-old boy in Starship Hospital with bruises all over his body and severe brain damage. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:39 Davis picking Wall to prevail in Manurewa challenge Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis says a selection battle faced by Manurewa MP Louisa Wall is a healthy part of politics. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:54 New Caledonians keen to learn from Maori decolonisation A congressional delegation from New Caledonia is keen to learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi settlements, M&#257;ori entrepreneurship, and the incorporation of M&#257;ori values and approaches in public services, such as justice and education. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:45 Seafood boss on home detention A former fishing company executive has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and 200 hours community service for an illegal paua operation uncovered by a Ministry for Primary Industries&#39; sting operation. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:39 He Whakaputanga hui 185 years late Supporters of He Whakaputanga are calling on descendants of the 52 chiefs who signed the 1835 Declaration of Independence to come together for a hui in March at Waitangi. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:36 With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda? Martyn &#39;Bomber&#39; Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:45 Te Whare Hinatore place to heal The Auckland City Mission says a new facility for homelesss women is not just shelter but a place of healing. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:30 China crisis sparks ACE move for rock lobster Fisheries New Zealand is proposing to allow rock lobster fishers to carry forward some or all of their uncaught Annual Catch Entitlement of ACE into the following fishing year, which begins in April. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:24 Wall seat eyed as Manurewa less safe for incumbent Manurewa MP Louisa Wall is facing a selection battle in her safe south Auckland seat. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:48 Parihaka gifts name for Kapiti arts centre Parihaka and Taranaki leaders have blessed the opening of a new $12 million performing arts centre at Kapiti College. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:45 Tainui Group to build ACC Hamilton hub Tainui Group Holdings has agreed to build a new hub complex for the Accident Compensation Corporation in central Hamilton. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:36 Deep listening needed for tikanga cases The organiser of a symposium on tikanga and the law says it&rsquo;s an area where lawyers have to listen to their clients. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:33 TPK gets whanau ora funding facts wrong Whanau Ora Minister Peeni Henare says Te Puni K&#333;kiri managers misinformed a parliamentary committee this week that money budgeted for the integrated service delivery programme was being diverted to state agencies. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:27 Mike Moore won place in Maori hearts The Prime Minister, and political allies, friends and rivals will be on hand this afternoon for the public funeral of former prime minister Mike Moore, who died last week aged 71. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:12 Turia bitter at Labour treatment of signature policy M&#257;ori Party co-founder Dame Tariana Turia is accusing Labour of being dishonourable towards M&#257;ori. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:09 Jones concedes Maori gratitude petiton not defamatory Sir Bob Jones has abandoned his defamation case against filmmaker Renae Maihi. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:57 Sir Bob bows out of defamation case Sir Bob Jones has withdrawn his defamation case against Indigenous M&#257;ori Filmmaker Renae Maihi, who set up a petition after Jones wrote an article which suggested M&#257;ori should be grateful to P&#257;keh&#257; for existing. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:48 Te Arawa talent to head crowdfunder Crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has appointed Claire McGowan of Te Arawa as its new chief executive. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:48 Turia steps up attack on whanau ora minister Former wh&#257;nau ora minister Dame Tariana Turia has ramped up her attacks on current minister Peeni Henare after she and other senior Maori women leaders met with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss the programme. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:24 Aotearoa Radio lost opportunity A M&#257;ori broadcasting veteran says the controversy over RNZ Concert highlights the long term failure to properly fund M&#257;ori radio. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:03 $300m package turning point in homelessness response Community housing providers says the Government&rsquo;s $300 million homelessness action plan could be a turning point in bringing the housing crisis to an end. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:45 Long wait for Moriori settlement A Moriori negotiator says a settlement set to be signed on Rekohu-Chatham Island today is a chance to set the record straight. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:39 Maori business leaders keep eye on social investment The organiser of a M&#257;ori business conference says participants are concerned with not just how to grow their assets but how they can deliver social returns to their people. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:36 ETS rule change could boost forest planting Forestry owners are asking for a change in the Emissions Trading Scheme to allow an existing forest to be replaced with trees planted on other lands. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:36 Budget set for May 14 Lifting M&#257;ori and Pacific incomes, skills, and opportunities will be a priority for this year&rsquo;s budget, which will be delivered on May 14. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:27 Racism form of deliberate bullying M&#257;ori Party Te Tai Hauauru candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says Aotearoa is in denial about racism . Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:09 Action plan tackles motel housing The Government will create another 1000 transitional housing places by the end of the year, on top of the 1300 created over the past two years. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:00 Dames get PM's ear on whanau ora changes Senior wahine M&#257;ori leaders have told the Prime Minister to tell her Wh&#257;nau Ora Minister to stop undermining the commissioning agencies running the social services delivery programme. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:54 Council sets target to eliminate racism New Zealand M&#257;ori Council executive director Matthew Tukaki believes schools are the place to nip racism in the bud. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:12 Trout predation threat to mussel population A shortage of native fish is being blamed for an alarming lack of juvenile kaakahi or native mussels in Lake Wairarapa. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:09 Motel no place to call home The head of the Mangere Budgeting Service hopes today&rsquo;s announcement on more funding to address homelessness will spell the end of using motels to put up wh&#257;nau. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00 Kawharu to lead Law Commission Auckland University legal academic Amokura Kawharu has been appointed as the next President of the Law Commission. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:48 Tikanga challenge to settle law A leading New Zealand law firm believes recognition of tikanga Maori is transforming the law. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:06