Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Families package to halve child poverty The Government expects to halve child poverty rates by diverting National’s tax cuts into direct support for families. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42 Magna tiriti link explored A new book will be launched tomorrow that explores the influence of the English Magna Carta on New Zealand’s legal, political and popular culture, including its impact on the Treaty of Waitangi. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:39 Kaikoura lifeline reopened State Highway 1 into Kaikoura reopens this afternoon, 13 months after a devastating earthquake cut off the town. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:39 Celestial compass ready for solstice Carvers are putting the final stages on pou for a star compass that will be unveiled at Waitangi Regional Park between Napier and Hastings on the summer solstice, December 22. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:21 Manaaki care needed before death option Green MP Marama Davidson wants Maori to get involved in the debate over whether euthanasia should be made legal Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:39 Maori demand voice in mental health regime Maori health workforce development organisation Te Rau Matatini is backing a national group representing Maori who uses mental health services. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:24 Time for Maori Party to shake aged tag Former Maori Party co-leader Sir Pita Sharples would like to see generational change in the party. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:09 Cessation target for smoke tax A Maori tobacco control advocacy service wants to see the extra revenue from the annual rise in cigarette prices go to Maori and Pasifika cessation programmes. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:48 Mulligan job Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust chair Wayne Mulligan is one of three new directors appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:36 Armstrong whanau win with Stay Native The Pick:2017 was launched in June by Northland Inc’s business and event hub, The Orchard, with a call for Northlanders with a business idea or startup that they wanted to get off the ground or make more viable. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:27 Ngapuhi hapu chart path to co-operation Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu o Ngapuhi co-chair Pita Tipene says he doesn’t expect the crown to try to conclude a settlement at the hapu rather than the iwi level. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:54 Fox seeking new mandate Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says it's up to party members whether she stays or goes. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:54 Boost for Maori teacher supply The Government is to spend $9.5 million to get more te reo Maori and Maori medium teachers into classrooms. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:54 Algae bloom blights Taupo Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and Taupo District Council are working to get drone footage of areas in Lake Taupo that may contain toxic algae. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:27 Morgan risks worth taking Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell has praised the way former party president Tukoroirangi Morgan ran the election campaign - even though it ended with defeat. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:21 Referendum call for death choice bill New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party will support a bill to legalise euthanasia if it is backed by a referendum. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:09 Tasman clue sparks Tumatakokiri revival Descendants of Ngati Tumatakokiri are heading for Mohua, where their ancestors encountered Dutch explorer Abel Tasman 367 years ago in a confrontation that left four crew members dead. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:06 Kura kids a foot ahead Kids at Te Kura Maori o Waatea have been put on the fast track thanks to a donation of 150 pairs of shows by ASB Bank. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:06 All is well with one less word Manurewa MP Louisa Wall says the estimated $400,000 needed to change the name of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children will be money well spent. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:03 Push for smokefree cars The previous Government has been accused of failing in its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by not introducing legislation to make cars carrying children, smokefree. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:45 Moana payout boosted on strong result Strong performance in its aquaculture and Ready-to-Eat divisions have taken Moana New Zealand to a $19.27 million profit for the year ending September 30. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:24 Historical trauma behind high suicide stats An expert in indigenous suicide says the crown was told 30 years ago of the links between colonisation and Maori suicide and chose to ignore it. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:24 Kanuka plan healing the land Hikurangi Enterprises is looking at ways to heal the land while healing people. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:51 Opotiki harbour upgrade becomes political football Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is keen to see progress made on a new harbour and wharf for Opotiki. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:18 No right to platform for racist views An Otago Ngai Tahu leader has slammed his local newspaper for running an opinion column attacking use of te reo Maori by broadcasters. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:18 Royal blunder costly for party Former Labour Party national councillor Rudy Taylor says Maori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan is paying the price for dragging the Maori king into electoral politics. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15 TPK marks 25th anniversary A former head of Te Puni Kokiri says the Maori Development Ministry has evolved over the past 25 years as it responded to the various changes of governments and ministers. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15 Putea to advance putorino plan Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust has given $2500 to musician Toi Warbrick to help his vision to make Palmerston North the capital city of putorino. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15 National standards testing gets the chop The Government has confirmed it is scrapping national standards in schools. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15 Aotearoa web series gets extra funding Only a fraction of the budget for New Zealand On Air's last funding round for the year is going to a Maori project and even that won't be for wider broadcast. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15 Young governors eager to contribute A course for young Maori interested in contributing to the governance of their iwi or whanau trusts wants to take its model to other centres around the motu. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:42 Regrets but no apology as Morgan resigns Tukoroirangi Morgan has fallen on his sword after leading the Maori Party to electoral oblivion. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:42 Maori stars for Otago science centre Maori knowledge of the heavens is explored in a new facility in Dunedin. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:39 Schools get help to Te Tiriti show Te Puna Foundation, which raises funds for the National Library, has created a travel fund to allow school parties to view some of New Zealand's core historic documents. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:27 Little ear boosts Ngapuhi spirits Te Kotahitanga co-chair Pita Tipene believes last weekend was a watershed for the Ngapuhi claim. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:27 Minister powerless against Australian spite Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis would like the Australian Government to address reports that New Zealanders in detention are being offered money to accept deportation back to New Zealand - and then the money is not paid. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:27 Hapu role in settlement up for debate Tuhoronuku chair Hone Sadler says some Ngapuhi hapu may be settling their expectations too high about the role they will play in settling the northern tribe's claims. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:27 Christmas at the Pa outstanding success Te Puea Memorial Marae chair Hurimoana Dennis would like to see Christmas at the Pa become an annual event. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:24 Grant to help kanuka safe harvest Ruatoria-based Hikurangi Bioactives is set to receive up to $240,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries to find ways to harvest kanuka without triggering erosion. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:03 Rare corn keeps heritage alive It’s the planting season and in Ngati Koroki Kahukura territory around Lake Karapiro lawyer Willie Te Aho has his gumboots on. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:15 Fast and furious as Minister tackles Ngapuhi divide It was Fast and Furious, the Ngapuhi version this weekend as Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little conducted six hui over two days to hear how hapu wanted the Northland tribe’s treaty settlement negotiations to proceed. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:15 Micro loans helping whanau out of strife A programme offering no-interest loans is helping low income families break the grip of loan sharks. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:15 Reduction in tobacco supply vital for 2025 target Maori public health group Hapai Te Hauora wants the new Minister responsible for the Aotearoa Smokefree 2025 target to look for ways to cut the supply of tobacco products. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:09 Reo film wins sustainability tohu Young Maori filmmakers have widened the discussion round sustainability with their entries to this year’s Someday Challenge. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:09 Iwi Forum not going away An advisor to the Iwi Chairs Forum says the Government will have to deal with the Forum whether it likes it or not. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:42 Young eyes for sustainability vision A cheeky child’s-eye-view on sustainability has won the top award at this year’s Outlook for Someday film challenge. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:39 Maori focus units round for 20 years Corrections is today marking the 20th anniversary of the first Maori focus unit opening at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:36 Hui puts community concerns before PM Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Labour’s Maori caucus are at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua today in a show of solidarity for Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:00 Top stars for marae Christmas Mangere’s Te Puea Marae will tomorrow celebrate Christmas at the Pa with entertainment, kapa haka and kai stalls. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:57 Maori lag in public service pay stakes The Human Rights Commission says the gender pay gap in the core public services can’t be closed without also closing the ethnic pay gaps. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:57 Ngati Whatua Orakei and Paoa bury hatchet again Auckland iwi Ngati Whatua Orakei and Ngati Paoa are making another effort to settle their differences out of court. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:36 Forestry jobs more than make-work Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Labour New Zealand First coalition wants to make genuine jobs, not make-work schemes. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:36 Charity helps child poverty drop Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft is welcoming new data showing key child poverty indicators are dropping but a long term improvement will involve both government and private sector action. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:36 Partnership boosts Maori midwife numbers More than one in five of those studying midwifery in south Auckland are Maori thanks to a joint initiative between Counties Manukau Health, the Tindall Foundation and the Auckland University of Technology. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:33 Face of poverty in mission lines Auckland City Mission chief executive Chris Farrelly wants to put food poverty and food insecurity on the agenda in the coming year. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:33 Change mooted for oil exploration rules Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government will look to change the law around offshore oil and gas exploration. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:33 Carvings for EIT house after 23-year wait Ngati Kahungunu carvers Te Rangi Robin and Emanuel Dunn have started a two and a half year project to carve 40 pou for Te Ara o Tawhaki marae on the Eastern Institute of Technology’s Hastings campus. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:36 Scholarship boosts badminton hopes This year’s winner of the Skills Active Maori Sports Scholarship says the $5000 will help with a planned move to Europe to get the international experience she needs to reach the Olympics of Commonwealth Games. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:33 Gender diversity strengthens boards The chair of the Federation of Maori Authorities says wahine Maori need to take the time to learn so they can take their place at the board table. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:33 Forest jobs step to lifetime change Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says people should get beyond the phrase work for the dole and look at who the initiative aims to help. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:33 Waitakere open despite rahui Auckland Council has refused to fully back a rahui imposed on the Waitakere ranges by mana whenua iwi Te Kawerau a Maki. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:42 Teachers seek to understand matauranga Teachers have been wrestling with the question of matauranga Maori or Maori knowledge and how it can be brought into the classroom. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:35 Te hunga rangatahi primed for revival of Waikato awa Studies that may lead to contributions to cleaning up the Waikato River could get a boost from a new scholarship. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:21 Te Putahi a Toi 20 years championing Maori knowledge Massey University has marked the 20th anniversary of Te Putahi a Toi, its school of Maori knowledge. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:48 Push back on Ngati Whatua exclusivity The chair of the Marutuahu Collective says central Auckland has always been a hotly-contested area, and the Court of Appeal was right to find Ngati Whatua Orakei did not have exclusive rights. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:03 Ngati Whatua challenging history lessons Ngati Whatua Orakei says it wants a substantive hearing on the history of central Auckland where any iwi can put its claims. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:45 Little keen to engage with Ngapuhi hapu Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says he's heeding advice from the Waitangi Tribunal about the importance of hapu in treaty settlements. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:27 Gardiner called in to finish Maniapoto deal Maniapoto Maori Trust Board has enlisted Sir Harawira Gardiner to help it complete its settlement of historic treaty claims. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:48 Brash ignoring treaty evidence Hobson‘s Pledge founder Don Brash has been called out by a fellow economist for promoting a racist view of the Treaty of Waitangi. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:48 $1bn assets helps hapu to achieve dreams The value of Ngati Whatua Orakei’s settlement grew 16 percent in the past financial year, pushing the total value of the Auckland hapu’s assets to $1.09 billion. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:45 Young Catholics keen to increase Maori focus Young catholics are looking at how they can better work with Maori. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:39 Ngati Whatua Orakei loses appeal on exclusivity Hauraki iwi have welcomed a Court of Appeal decision rejecting Ngati Whatua Orakei's assertion of exclusive Treaty rights across central Auckland. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:36 Tuwharetoa rebuild takes next step Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust has reinstituted education grants and is set to introduce a marae capital works grant as its financial health is restored. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:57 Rahui bid to save Waitakere kauri An expert in kauri die-back says a rahui on the Waitakere Ranges is the right step to highlight threat the disease poses to the ngahere. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:57 Maori a priority in Kiwibuild Housing Minister Phil Twyford would like to see the Kiwibuild policy deliver the kind of levels of Maori home ownership as Maori Affairs housing achieved in the past. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:57 Toko Renata Te Taniwha an inspirational leader Pare Hauraki has lost a Taniwha. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:36 Iwi reject seismic testing Iwi leaders are calling for a change to the Exclusive Economic Zone Act to block seismic testing in New Zealand waters. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:24 Whatua land buy creates opportunities for whanau Ngati Whatua Orakei wll talk to hapu members about the best uses for bare land it is buying along the Kupe St ridge near Orakei Marae. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:24 Maori housing a priority in Twyford plan Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says Maori housing will be a major feature of the Government’s reshaping of the sector. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:09 Te Arawa health league celebrates sisterhood A roopu that has helped Te Arawa whanau take control of their health for 80 years is to be celebrated today with the release of a book and exhibition. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:39 Ngati Whatua buys Kupe St block Ngati Whatua Orakei is buying back state housing land near its marae it wasn’t able to secure through its treaty settlement. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:15 Asthma drug offers hope Asthma researchers hope a new generation drug will help the fight against the condition. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:15 Toutouwai breed in new Taranaki home Three pairs of toutouwai or North Island robins with chicks in their nests have been spotted on Mount Taranaki mounga after being extinct from the area for 112 years. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:06 Iwi leaders navigate government relations Iwi leaders are meeting in Wellington, with a big question mark around its relationships with the new Government. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:12 Legal barrier to seismic ban Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the Government did not have the legal option to block the world’s largest seismic testing ship from exploring the South Taranaki Bight. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:06 Whakatohea to get customised boat and whanau trainees Whakatohea to get customised boat and whanau trainees Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:36 Tobacco tax all stick and no carrot A target without a plan. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:27 Exotic crops grow coast jobs Landowners on the East Coast have heard there’s more they can do with their land than grow sheep or maize. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:48 SOUL takes Ihumatao protest to Newton A group trying to stop development at Ihumatao is taking its protest into central Auckland next week. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:24 Culture encourages Maori rugby flair A leading Maori sportswoman turned academic has confirmed cultural identity changes the way a team plays. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:21 Deepwater explorer comes up dry Greenpeace says the departure of Anadarko from the country should be a signal for the new Government top pull the plug on oil exploration.. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:03 Ku Klux kaumatua not putting up with Gallagher comments Rahui Pokeka kaumatua says concern for the children of Waikato Tainui drove him to turn up at the Gallagher Group headquarter dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:00 Opportunity lost as council slow on Maori plan The chair of Auckland’s Independent Maori Statutory Board is disappointed Auckland Council isn’t holding up its end in funding Maori programmes. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:06 Breadth of contribution from reo champion The award for Maori language champion of the year turned into a two-man race, with Jeremy Tatere McLeod heading off educationalist Paraone Gloyne for the accolade. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:21 New Government unveils stocking fillers Christmas cheer for every whanau. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:03 Motorway threat to Manukau edge lingers Ngati Whatua Orakei is calling on the Government to withdraw consents for Auckland’s East West Link Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:00 Maori vital for tree planting plan Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is stoking interest among iwi and Maori landowners to be part of the coalition Government's plans to plant a billion trees. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:39 Petition threat to Palmerston North Maori seats The fight back against Maori wards in Palmerson North has started, with a petition launched today calling for a referendum to overturn the council's decision. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:54 Electric fence mogul comments 'outdated privileged and sad' says Waikato Tainui leader The latest high profile critic of the Treaty of Waitangi has been set some homework by Waikato Tainui. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:15 Pou of te reo Maori acknowledged at awards It was Pou Temara’s night at this year’s Maori Language Awards as the University of Waikato professor was acknowledged for a lifetime promoting te reo Maori. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:24