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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Heta Tobin led from the heart Ng&#257;ti Wh&#257;tua and Te Paatu have lost a champion and a devoted servant with the death of Heta Tobin. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:15 Investment focus needed for public health spending Doctors say increased investment in effective public health will not only improve health and well being but also support the country&rsquo;s economic growth. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 09:42 M&#257;ori at higher risk of asthma death Chief cultural advisor Sir John Clark says M&#257;ori are almost 3 times more likely to be hospitalised for asthma, and tamariki under 15 are most affected. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:30 Soulful singer Leo De Castro dies Born in Bennydale in 1948 and named after the doctor who delivered him, De Castro&rsquo;s first break came in Auckland in 1968 when he joined the Dallas Four, adding a fiery soul edge to their sound. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:00 Fala ready to guide Awa Whetu Fala has returned to her home rohe to take on the station manager&rsquo;s role, after a diverse career in television, film and theatre. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:09 " It's game on " say's Tamihere Auckland Mayoral candidate John Tamihere has welcomed Phil Goff&rsquo;s announcement that he has stumbled on a decision to seek a second term. Sun, 03 Mar 2019 13:39 Short films to give indigenous views of Cook impact M&#257;ori, Aboriginal, Pacific and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers are invited to tell stories about the impact of Captain James Cook&rsquo;s arrival in the region 250 years ago through a one-off collaboration by the New Zealand Film Commission and Screen Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous Department. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 13:36 Aurere dream closer for Busby Tohunga waka Sir Hekenukumai Busby hopes he can still make another ocean voyage once his new school is built. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:45 A name on the map, for Hanson and Eketahuna Media Release: Woolhandling Ngaio Hanson will face one of the most important day of her own, her family&rsquo;s and her town&rsquo;s history Fri, 01 Mar 2019 11:42 Big day for younger competitors at Golden Shears The 59th Golden Shears have started strongly with more than 150 competitors in shearing, woolhandling and woolpressing events in the opening sessions of the three-day annual championships. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:30 Karauria gets big win on the eve of Golden Shears Newest Master Woolhandler Pagan Karauria got Golden Shears week off to a big start when she won the Pre-Shears Wairarapa Open Championship yesterday. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:54 Local artists line up to support the Ihumaatao Reclamation Festival this Saturday MEDIA RELEASE: Announcing the fabulous line-up for the Ihumaatao Reclamation Festival at Ihumaatao, near Auckland International Airport on Saturday 2 March 2019. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:27 Ng&#257;ti P&#257;oa the 6th of the 12 Hauraki iwi to sign the Hauraki Collective Deed of Settlement Friday&#39;s signing came despite a last minute bid by the faction controlling the post governance settlement entity to block it. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00 Shake up for vocational training Education Minister Chris Hipkins wants to shake up vocational training Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:39 Maori radio community champions It&#39;s World Radio Day, and New Zealand First broadcasting spokesperson Jenny Marcroft, says that&#39;s an opportunity to celebrate the important, but often overlooked, role that radio plays in our communities Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:36 Search on for best Maori writing The Maori Literature Trust has revamped its Pikihuia short story awards as it tries to flush out the best Maori writing Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:48 Standards set for Maori wellbeing Treasury has published a discussion paper prepared by Te Puni Kokiri giving a Maori perspective on the Living Standards Framework Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:33 Vet turned doc chairs Medical Council Dr Curtis Walker of Whakatohea and Ngati Porou has been elected chair of the Medical Council. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:48 Too hot, too wet, too soon The M&#257;ori Climate Commissioner says the heatwave that burnt Australia and is now over New Zealand is a grim view of our climate change future. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:00 Hot times for taonga tuna Te Wai M&#257;ori Trust says not enough is being done to protect New Zealand&rsquo;s eels. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:30 No appeal on Shelly Bay rejection The developer of a proposed development planned for Wellington&#39;s Shelly Bay says he intends to resubmit an application for a consent under the Special Housing Areas Act. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:09 Waikato business woman partners with Te Waipounamu wh&#257;nau-centred business to support M&#257;ori and Pacific Island T&#257;ne (Men). Rise2025, the global coaching and leadership programme for Indigenous women will now support Indigenous men. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00 NEWS RELEASE: Waitangi Day photo tells its own story Karanga, also known as Claire, is the oldest living direct descendant of the great Ng&#257;ti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, while Nohoa is the ninth generation of the chief, the creator of the haka Ka Mate, used famously by the All Blacks. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:15 Taumata scrutinised for Waitangi welcome Bay of Islands iwi Ng&#257;ti Rahiri and Ng&#257;ti Kawa will be given a place on the taumata for Waitangi Day commemorations. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:00 M&#257;ori more likely to face prison after drug conviction The Drug Foundation&rsquo;s latest state of the nation has found more than half of those being imprisoned for low level drug offences are M&#257;ori Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:00 Graham Hingangaroa Smith to lead Massey M&#257;ori effort Massey University has appointed internationally-renowned M&#257;ori academic and educator Graham Hingangaroa Smith as its Deputy Vice-Chancellor M&#257;ori. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:30 Te Reo Maori needed in smaller communities too Te W&#257;nanga o Aotearoa is rejecting a suggestion it is short changing M&#257;ori language students on the Kaipara. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:30 Health message as waka ama take to lake Rain showers and light breezes are predicted for the first few days of the waka ama sprint nationals which started this morning, but that won&rsquo;t stop the thousands of competitors and supporters expected at Lake Karapiro over the week. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:30 Tamariki invited to play a part in the development of the new lakefront play space Rotorua Lakes Council is inviting tamariki/children to attend creative workshops to help shape the design of the new play space that will be part of the lakefront development. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:00 Benefits of 1080 to ngahere praised A Ngati Porou spokesperson says 1080 drops are the only way to control pests in the Raukumara ranges Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:09 Ngati Hine Forests seeks gold in kiwifruit Ngati Hine Forest trust has bought a kiwifruit orchard in Kerikeri from industry giant Seeka Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:06 Tuia Encounters 250 preparations ramp up Te Whanganui o Hei/Mercury Bay is planning an early start to commemorations marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook&rsquo;s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:36 Record entries for waka ama sprints A record 3577 paddlers from 61 clubs have registered for the 30th Te Wananga o Aotearoa National Waka Ama Sprint Championships on Lake Karapiro next week Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:27 Boy Nikau, girl Mia popular choices Mia and Nikau were the most popular Maori names for babies last year, both overseas and in Aotearoa Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:24 Ngati Whatua door to Taitokerau for PM The Prime Minister will open her trip to the north for Waitangi Day commemorations by visiting Otamatea Marae on the Kaipara Harbour on February 3 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:48 Tuwharetoa trust on tourism raft Ngati Tuwharetoa&rsquo;s Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust has entered the tourism sector with a joint venture with Rafting New Zealand. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:30 Ngapuhi leaders try to salvage talks Ngapuhi hapu who voted in favour of an evolved mandate for resuming settlement talks are planning a hui a hapu to discuss the next steps Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:21 Ethno spirit for Hoani Waititi Musicians from Aotearoa and around the world will gather at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland later this month for a 10-day workshop aimed at keeping alive global cultural heritage. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00 Hamilton keen on drug court Hamilton is pushing to have an alcohol and drug treatment court after a successful pilot in Auckland Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00 New professor brings art to science Massey University has promoted Huhana Smith, the head of its Whiti o R&#275;hua School of Art, to a full professorship. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:30 Reo Midsummer magic for Sydney audience The Sydney production of Pop Up Globe&rsquo;s controversial adaptation of Midsummer Night&rsquo;s Dream has won the best play award in 2018 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:30 Tiki talk fertile field for protest A M&#257;ori trademarks advisor is challenging the way New Zealand businesses continue to culturally appropriate M&#257;ori culture in their marketing. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:45 Passion for people underpins health research A semi-finalist in the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards sees her nomination as recognition of the need to find new ways to think about M&#257;ori public health. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:30 Understanding limits key to water safety A warning from Water Safety New Zealand for people to know their own limits around rivers, lakes and the sea this summer. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:00 Bastion Point beacon for journey through law A retiring professor of law at the University of Auckland says his involvement with the &#332;r&#257;kei M&#257;ori Action Committee and the Bastion Point Occupation of 1987 and 1988 was the stand out event in his life. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:30 Whakatata Mai Whakakotahi Mai Ng&#257;puhi Leaders of the Ng&#257;puhi hap&#363;, Te Uri o Hua, TakotoK&#275;, Ng&#257;ti Whakaeke, Ng&#257;ti Kura and Ng&#257;ti Tautahi whose hap&#363; all voted against the evolved mandate proposal have put out a call to all the hap&#363; teams of Ng&#257;puhi to meet Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:09 Places open for Hawai'i arts fest Creative New Zealand intends to send a delegation of 100 M&#257;ori and contemporary Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai&rsquo;i in 2020. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 18:15 Christmas hand outs Whanau ora in action Wh&#257;nau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has commended the Auckland City Mission for teaming up with two south Auckland marae for its annual distribution of Christmas parcels. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 18:00 New compliance tool for Marlborough fishery officers Paired navigation stations, superior tracking technology, suspensions seats and an on-board loo. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:48 Original writing better than translation A M&#257;ori publisher wants to see more original writing in M&#257;ori, rather than books being translated from English. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:00 Kaimai treaty claim journey of rediscovery The iwi signed an agreement in principal last Friday for an $8 million settlement covering claims stemming from its support for Tauranga Moana in the Land Wars and the subsequent loss of its lands through confiscation and the activities of the Native Land Court. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:00 Te R&#333;pu ready to set anti violence strategy The chair of a new Maori advisory group on domestic and sexual violence says it&rsquo;s a chance for Maori to develop solutions that work for them. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:55 Huata to lead M&#257;ori Soundz strategy Musician Toni Huata has a new gig at to develop and implement a Maori music strategy for the at SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00 More funding for aquaculture The Provincial Growth Fund is spending $900,000 on feasibility studies into upgrading aquaculture and marine services in Coromandel. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:42 M&#257;ori and Pasifika students to benefit from Lincoln scholarships Lincoln University is upping its efforts to boost the number of M&#257;ori and Pasifika students by introducing a suite of new scholarships. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:42 Ng&#257;i Tai ki T&#257;maki Supreme Court Decision Members of Auckland iwi Ng&#257;i Tai ki T&#257;maki have been given an early Christmas present with a majority decision in their favour from the Supreme Court. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:18 Disability reforms overlook M&#257;ori needs A M&#257;ori disability advocate says a new accessibility work programme won&rsquo;t benefit M&#257;ori unless there is proper funding and dedicated advocacy. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:45 Houpapa given trade post Federation of M&#257;ori Authorities chair Traci Houpapa has been appointed a director to the board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:57 Wh&#257;nau ora report delayed The future of Wh&#257;nau Ora won&rsquo;t become clear until the new year, with a report on the unified service delivery framework being held back until 2019. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:54 Cultural identity part of violence reduction plan The chief science advisor for the Justice sector says the impact of colonialism on M&#257;ori can&rsquo;t be ignored. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:18 Murphy told authentic Aotearoa stories M&#257;ori film maven Leo Koziol says the late Geoff Murphy stood by M&#257;ori to tell authentic stories about Aotearoa. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:24 Record number of Maori doctors at Otago The number of M&#257;ori graduating as health professionals at the University of Otago is at an historic high. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:18 Utu director made space for M&#257;ori Filmmaker Geoff Murphy is being remembered for going out of his way to make spaces for M&#257;ori in front of and behind the camera. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:42 He Ara Oranga welcome map to future Health sector organisations have welcomed the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction as an opportunity to rethink the way the country faces major challenges like suicide and drug addiction. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:36 Lancet sharp climate challenge to governments The M&#257;ori Climate Commissioner is calling on the Government to respond to a challenge from a leading medical journal for stronger policies around climate change. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:51 New path needed for mental health The long-awaited report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is calling for greater access to mental health services, not just when people have a diagnosed mental illness. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:48 New skills for changing tribunal Taranaki te reo M&#257;ori advocate Ruakere Hond, public policy consultant and former Waitangi Tribunal acting director Kim Ngarimu and M&#257;ori Women&rsquo;s Welfare League president Prue Kapua have been appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:06 Early start as Kahurangi National chases votes National Party M&#257;ori spokesperson Nuk Korako says the party&rsquo;s Kahurangi ropu will play a key role developing policy for the next election. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:36 Indigenous climate debate heats up The Maori Climate Commissioner says Maori have been kept out of the debate on climate change for too long when they require a leadership role. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:21 Waimarino land grab compensation $21.7m The Government has agreed in principle to a $21.7 million settlement with Te Korowai o Wainuiarua, which covers upper Whanganui River hapu affliating to Uenuku, Tamakana, and Tamahaki. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:12 Taranaki iwi corporates bed down investment Taranaki tribal and post-settlement interests have banded together to buy the 4.5 star Novotel New Plymouth Hotel for $23 million. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:09 Phone stunt wins reo award Spark and Te Aka Maori Dictionary have won the supreme award at this year&rsquo;s Maori Language Awards for the free &lsquo;Kupu&rsquo; app which allows people to point their phone at an object and generate the relevant Maori word. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:03 Climate refugee threat sharpens thinking Foreign minister Winston Peters says countries in the region are increasingly waking up to the threat of climate change, including the prospect of having to take in 200,000 climate refugees. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:30 M&#257;ori artists dominate Tui awards M&#257;ori artists made strong showings in this year&rsquo;s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards presented last night at Auckland&rsquo;s Spark Arena. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:42 Whakapapa and whare linked Wh&#257;nau Ora Minister Peeni Henare says the appointment of Nanaia Mahuta as Associate Housing Minister means M&#257;ori are no longer just commenting from the sidelines on their housing needs. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:39 Lake Wairarapa iwi votes for clean start A majority of Ng&#257;ti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a-Rua iwi members have voted in favour of a proposed $93 million settlement that gives them back the bed of Lake Wairarapa. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:54 Majority of Whakat&#333;hea votes to support Trust and progress Treaty settlement negotiations A total of 2,726 valid votes were cast on Question 1 with 56.27% (1,534 votes) opting to support the Trust and its work. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:24 All Whakat&#333;hea hap&#363; vote for a Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry The voting results of the Whakat&#333;hea Settelement Process were relased yesterday and it is clear that all Whakat&#333;hea hap&#363; have all voted in support of a Waitangi Tribunal process. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:21 Haumaha keen to resume work but probe continues Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha has welcomed a report that his appointment process was properly carried out. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:48 WillieTe Aho the Technical advisor for T&#363;horonuku is confident with T&#363;hono process The technical advisor for mandated Ngapuhi negotiating body Tuhoronuku is confident the vote for the evolved mandate will get over the line. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:00 Ratana movement, a significant platform for wh&#257;nau Te P&#363;tahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the centenary of the Ratana Movement as a significant platform for wh&#257;nau. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:42 M&#257;ori likely to be caught up in criminalising smoking in cars A M&#257;ori health advocate says there needs to be discussion with smokers about smoking in cars with children rather than just criminalising the activity. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:24 Cannabis factory out of cow paddock Hikurangi Cannabis is expanding its operations to Gisborne as it draws in further share capital to realise its dream of creating a medical cannabis industry on the East Coast. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:24 Media Release: Accomplished trio to be inducted into Hall of Fame at Otara Sports Awards Three accomplished New Zealand athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2018 Otara Sports Awards on Saturday 1 December at Kia Aroha College. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:30 Equity top of list for indigenous health hui International visitors to next April&rsquo;s International Union for Health Promotion Conference in Rotorua will get an indigenous perspective on the kaupapa. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:09