Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Housing funds part of rheumatic fever drive Labour is promising to tackle rheumatic fever by a combination of health and housing policies. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:26 Party wants tenfold increase for kapa haka putea The Māori Party wants to increase by tenfold the grant for Te Matatini, the Māori performing arts competition. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:24 Coffey lead solid in Waiariki Incumbent Labour MP Tamati Coffey looks to have a comfortable lead in Waiāriki, with a Curia-Māori Television poll of 500 people giving him 38 per cent support compared with 26 per cent for the Māori Party’s Rawiri Waititi. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:18 Indigenous procurement platform taking off The co-founder of a procurement service for Māori and Pasifika firms says New Zealand is a late adopter in giving minority businesses a chance to participate in big-spending projects. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:13 Warm wind and reo inspire children's tale The author of a new children's book says it's the product of her own spiritual journey. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:12 Wananga opens Ngāmotu campus The opening of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s new Ngāmotu campus in New Plymouth was an opportunity for chief executive Te Ururoa Flavell to revisit his past. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:24 COVID money will train Kahungunu builders Money is starting to flow from the $50 million Māori Trades and Training Fund, with just over $2 million going to Ngāti Kahungunu’s K3 Development Limited Partnership. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:24 $200m fund not fit for purpose A Māori land development advocate says Labour’s proposed $200 million Regional Strategic Partnership Fund will be more of a hindrance than a help. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:24 Te Pukenga takes on Maori equity challenge A senior Māori advisor to the new mega-polytechic says equity for Māori is one of its main goals. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:36 Survey finds Mahuta well ahead Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta looks to have an unbreakable grip on her Hauraki-Waikato seat, with a Māori Television-Curia poll finding the Māori Development Minister has the support of 61 percent of likely voters. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:36 Reefer madness on East Coast National’s East Coast candidate is sounding the alarm on the cannabis referendum. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 09:36 NZ First performance at odds with media narrative New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party has delivered for Māori. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:51 CPAG blasts switch off for power payment The Child Poverty Action Group says the end of the winter energy payment highlights how the Government missed an opportunity for welfare reform during the COVID pandemic. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:27 Street beeps beat push polls for East Coast Nat National’s East Coast candidate says she’s not concerned about a poll showing her losing a seat the party has held for 15 years. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:09 Toni Kerr joins the Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Board Toni Kerr, Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, has been appointed to the Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited (AHC) Board as a non-executive Director. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:45 Bridges all talk no action on gangs says Peters Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says Simon Bridges isn't credible in his attack on the Government over gang recruitment. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:30 Bridges growled for 'dog whistle gang attack The Waikato-based Mongrel Mob Kingdom is accusing National Party leader Simon Bridges of dog whistle politics in his latest attack on gangs. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:15 Tūwharetoa taps former trustee as new CEO Mr Heremaia, who is of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Tarawhai and Ngāti Pikiao descent was until recently the general manager of iwi fisheries organisation Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa and is a previous trust board trustee. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:00 Wahakura vessel for preparing for pepi Raranga teacher Jenny Firmin from Whanganui says teaching whānau how to weave rather than doing it for them creates opportunities for them to think about how they are preparing to welcome their new pēpi into the world. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:00 Tobacco researchers look for community action Māori tobacco control advocate hopes a new research programme will give Māori communities the tools they need to become smokefree. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:48 Site cleared for Le Quesnoy sculpture Ngāti Haua and Ngāti Koroki Kahukura have blessed the site of a new sculpture marking the last major military engagement by New Zealand troops in World War One. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:21 Rangihoua school teaches teens in Kiwa app The story of the first school in Aotearoa forms the basis of two new learning resources launched this week at the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:09 Collaboration key part of Māori leadership Courageous leadership is the theme of Māori health workforce development organisation Te Rau Matatini's annual Toitū Hauora conference at Te Papa in Wellington this week. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:42 Showing up part of council job Auckland mayor Phil Goff has defended the Auckland Māori Statutory Board from an attack by mayoral candidate John Tamihere. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:33 Rain can't dampen hīkoi spirit Bouts of heavy rain are not dampening the spirits of about 150 marchers on a hīkoi from Ihumātao to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Mount Albert constituency office. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:48 Glover evidence counter to tobacco car ban push Tobacco researcher Marewa Glover has upset advocates of a proposed law banning smoking in cars with her claims the law is discriminatory. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:13 Hōkai Rangi gets Green backing Greens co-leader James Shaw is backing Kelvin Davis's reform of the prison system. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:54 Ihumātao occupiers set to deliver petition to PM Ihumātao is on the move. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:24 Triple tax target in Tamihere transport plan Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere has laid out an ambitious transport plan - and he wants central government to pay for it. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:42 Māori must lead prison reform design - Workman Justice reform campaigner Kim Workman says design of the proposed Hōkai Rangi strategy needs to be led by Māori if it is to succeed. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:39 Medication to door on Ngāti Whātua plan Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members who subscribe to an iwi health insurance programme will now get their prescriptions delivered to their door with no charge. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:15 Māori pay up slightly Hourly wages and salaries for Māori and Asians increased by 4.3 percent over the year ending June 2019, compared with 3.3 percent for Pākehā, according to the latest Stats NZ figures. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:13 Film and sound archive heading for new home The interim head of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Honiana Love, has welcomed the film, television and sound archive being part of a larger heritage archives precinct. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:03 Principals pay settled with extra for Māori medium Primary and intermediate school principals have accepted a new offer from the Education Ministry that entrenches pay parity with secondary principals. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:00 Ardern faces down Koroneihana critic The Prime Minister and her Government have weathered a blunt attack during a welcome to the Koroneihana hui at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawāhia. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:24 Inquiry seeks alternative child protection system A member of the governing group for the Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki says it's not just about the child protection agency's uplift policies but it's also about finding an alternative. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:21 Prison management undermines lofty kaupapa goals The Chief Ombudsman has slammed Corrections for policies at the Ngāwhā prison that undermine its supposed vision of a kaupapa Māori-based culture which would aid reintegration into the community. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:39 Do We REALLY Need Another Law Globally renowned tobacco control researcher Dr. Marewa Glover today told the Health Select Committee considering the banning of smoking in cars that the Government’s idea is discriminatory and will negatively impact the poor and Maori the most. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:09 Language shift shows Hōkai Rangi step to reform An advocate for prison reform says the new Hōkai Rangi strategy shows the Government is starting to take heed of the Waitangi Tribunal report on prisons. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:12 Ihumātao looms over PM's Tūrangawaewae visit The Government is heading for the Koroneihana hui at Tūrangawaewae this afternoon - and Minister Shane Jones expects the struggle at Ihumātao to loom large. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:51 Sir Hek remembered at Tahitian vaka sets sail The departure of a double-hulled canoe from Tahiti to Aotearoa New Zealand today was timed to coincide with a ceremony at Tūrangawaewae Marae honouring the late waka builder and master navigator Sir Hekenukumai Busby. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:27 Able voice for disabled in health board election Disabled advocate Huhana Hickey is mounting what she calls a poor person's campaign for a seat in Counties District Health Board. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:21 Ngāpuhi waiata wānanga draws crowds Four hundred people have registered so far for a wānanga to learn some of the waiata and history of Ngāpuhi. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:00 Whanganui kaitiaki story theme for Expo 2020 in Dubai The Whanganui River will provide the theme for New Zealand's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:57 Dad's mystery life revealed at kawe mate Tribes from around the motu will gather at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawāhia this morning to share the memory of those who have died over the past year. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:45 Whānau Ora under threat from Oranga Tamariki revamp Waipareira head John Tamihere says the Government's support of Oranga Tamariki over whānau ora shows the Wellbeing Budget was a fraud. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:33 Children's Commissioner backs Māori inquiry The Children's Commisioner has offered the support of his office for the independent Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:24 Gloyne brings reo focus to broadcast funding board Māori language advocate Paraone Gloyne has been appointed to the board of the Māori broadcast funding agency, Te Māngai Pāho. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:33 Māori leadership of prison reform strategy essential A justice reform advocate says Corrections needs to get out of the way and let Māori drive the co-design of a new strategy to reduce the proportion of Māori in the prison muster. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:15 Taitokerau NEETS initiatives boosted The Provincial Growth will invest $3.88 million in a range of digital, work and life skills training for young unemployed people in Northland. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:30 Blue Smoke still a cause for celebration As celebrations continue for the 70th anniversary of the release of Blue Smoke, three of its creators are to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards in October. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:30 Iwi keen Waikato developments good for land and people Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says iwi will play a critical role in guiding the future development of the area between Auckland and Hamilton. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:54 Bathmats in battle against baby drownings Water Safety New Zealand is set to continue its bathmat project with Plunket, in which bathmats are delivered to the homes of newborn babies. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:12 Virtual reality tool Construction businesses in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development will start using virtual reality technology to prepare people for jobs in the industry, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced today. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:30 Moriori trust search for descendants Moriori are on searching for other descendants whose whakapapa has been hidden or lost. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:15 Far North takes softly approach to ghost rates Far North mayor John Carter says the $20 million bill for unpaid rates in his district isn't real, and the council is trying to work with Māori landowners on how they can get their land productive enough to start paying rates. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:15 Ihumaatao policing waste of taxpayer resource Protest leader Pania Newton says the police made a mistake by escalating numbers at Ihumaatao. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:24 Te Arawa challenges Children's Minister over uplifts A Te Arawa lawyer says Children's Minister Tracey Martin needs to do more to address the crisis in confidence Māori have about Oranga Tamariki. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:18 Tahitians retrace ocean journey for Tuia 250 A Tahitian double-hulled canoe is about to set sail for Aotearoa. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:42 Tamihere wants Māori Statutory Board elections Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere intends to make candidates for the Independent Māori Statutory Board stand for election. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:26 Crown joins iwi and council to plan Auckland-Hamilton connection The New Zealand's first urban growth partnership has been signed at a meeting of mayors, iwi chairs and Government ministers in Hampton Downs today. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:33 PGF stumps up for Rotorua Museum strengthening A Ngāti Whakaue elder and Rotorua Lakes District councillor describes $20 million in grants for the restoration of the Rotorua Museum as a great birthday gift for the 111-year old institution. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:30 Pūtea to get visitors to Ruapekapeka A scheme to draw visitors to Northland's Ruapekapeka Pā is one of the first 10 projects to get funding from the new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:03 Ngāti Kuri wants new model for Kermadec sanctuary The chair of northernmost iwi Ngāti Kuri says new thinking is needed to resolve a stand off over creating a giant marine reserve around the Kermadec Islands. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:51 Iwi push for greater role in next Census The Data Iwi Leaders Group says the failure of the 2018 Census to properly count Māori provides a unique opportunity to co-design better data solutions for the future. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:18 Cultural knowledge earns tech contest win An Ōtaki 15-year-old has won the first hackathon for indigenous youth. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:06 Ihumaatao protectors in for the long haul Ihumātao protest leader Pania Newton says she can see the dispute dragging on for another couple of years if that's what is needed to protect the whenua. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:30 Soul option unfair to claimants National's Māori spokesperson says the time has come for protesters to be cleared from Ihumātao. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:24 Rates pressure aims to shame A far north Iwi leader says the Far North District Council's rating policy is designed to strike fear among Māori landowners, and it needs to change. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:51 Quinn puts prison logic over Treaty and human rights The author of a controversial law that bars all prisoners from voting says he was trying to fix a situation where some prisoners could vote and others couldn't. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:48 Ngāti Awa hooks CEO from wānanga Ngāti Awa Group Holdings has appointed Tracey Hook as its new chief executive officer. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:03 Māori Tourism wants and needs New Zealand Māori Tourism wants to find out what Māori tourism businesses want and need. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:00 Murder justification for human rights and treaty breach National's Māori spokesperson says the party got it right with a 2010 law change that took away the voting rights of all prisoners, and she wouldn't want to see it changed. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:06 Students Roar against racism Auckland tertiary students are trying to highlight racism on campus and offer ways to discuss it and counter it. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:00 Government Statistician out for the count Liz MacPherson has resigned as the Government Statistician and chief executive of Stats NZ after the release of a damning independent review of the 2018 Census. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:00 From slavery to settlement Moriori Imi Settlement Trust was at parliament today to initial a settlement of historic claims. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:39 Ihumaatao maunga at risk from protectors The number of people heading out to protect Ihumaatao is stressing the ancient landscape. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:50 Tainui company builds future director Tainui Group Holdings has appointed Lee Taharangi Gray, the head of Maaori business at professional services firm Deloitte as its first future director. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:06 Hauora high priority in new health degree The University of Waikato has embedded understandings of health and wellbeing drawn from Te Ao Maaori in all aspects Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:06 National role in Ihumaatao negative We're home and we're not going anywhere. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:57 Eighth time in Waiata Award finals for Maaka Waatea Music artists JaLeace Ormsby and Maaka Fiso have made the finals of this year’s National Waiata Maori Music Awards. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:39 Te Rarawa growing Iwi wealth The chair of Te Rarawa's commercial arm says the purchase of Kaitaia-based Bells Produce will accelerate the iwi's move into horticulture. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:00 Bounty for Tamihere billboard bashers Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere is offering his volunteers a reward if they can identify who is defacing his billboards. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:00 Time for action on prison voting Greens co-leader Marama Davidson wants to see rapid action on a Waitangi Tribunal recommendation that the rights of prisoners to vote be restored. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:42 Palmerston whānau ora scheme to expand A Palmerston North programme that works with Housing New Zealand tenants had been given $4.6 million over the next two years to expand its operations. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:39 Prison vote ban breached treaty The Waitangi Tribunal has found a law change that took the vote away from prisoners breaches the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:06 Final Panekiretanga class graduates. A programme that has fostered the oratorical skills of a generation of te reo speakers is to close. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:24 Hobson's Pledge tries to roll Tauranga land return A Tauranga Māori historian says the council needs to stand up to a campaign by Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge group trying to overturn a decision to return a block of land to Māori. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:21 Big welcome planned for Pootatau Te Wherowhero flag Waikato Tainui and the Kiingitanga are preparing to welcome home a flag made for the first Māori king, Pootatau Te Wherowhero. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:21 Abuse inquiry on track despite losing head Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hopes the resignation of the chair of the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in Care won't delay the overall inquiry. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:13 Cotter book the bomb for children's awards Sacha Cotter has taken out the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year in the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults with The Bomb. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:06 Mangroves destruction driving birds towards extinction Forest and Bird is challenging the Northland Regional Council over a proposed regional plan that would make it easier to remove mangroves. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:51 Māori nurses address shortages Māori nurses meet in Auckland today and tomorrow for a conference which aims to raise an army of Māori nurses. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:39 Rangitāne on the hunt for land connection Rangitāne ki Wairarapa's post settlement governance entity is working on forging a strong relationship with the Japanese owner of forests on the land it had returned from the Crown. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:36 Haumaha moves to scale down Ihumātao action Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha says he has been talking with organisers of the Ihumātao protest about how the number of both police and protesters can be scaled back. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 12:51 Paora Crawford Moyle talks to Dale Husband A Māori inquiry would have gone a long way to really uncover a lot of the institutional racism that is at the heart of state intervention right across the ministries," Ms Moyle says. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:40 Hawke's Bay iwi snap up port shares Four of the eligible iwi groups have received a priority allocation of shares in Napier Port, along with 90 percent of eligible port employees and a large number of Hawke's Bay locals. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:30 Widened scope of abuse inquiry too much for Satyanand An advocate for people who have been abused in care says the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care is in damage control as its chair steps down. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:18 Pootatau flag returned to Kiingitanga An historic flag has been returned to the Kiingitanga after more than 150 years in the hands of the Anglican Church. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:15 Helen Leahy from Te Pūtahitanga o TeWaipounamu talks to Dale Husband; Whānau Ora kaupapa Kahukura Pounamu launch Recently Kahukura Pounamu Whānau Ora initiative Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:57