Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Shared history remembered in Dawn Raids apology Former MP Hone Harawira says he'll be at Sunday’s apology for the Dawn Raids to remember how Māori stood in solidarity with Pacific Island people against racist policy. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30 Rangers open window on ngahere Tomorrow is World Ranger Day, and a man who’s been sharing his knowledge of the ngahere for more than 30 years say’s it’s a great chance to get out into the great outdoors. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30 Nurse pay offer fails safety test Nurses have rejected the latest pay offer because it fails to address their concerns about patient safety. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30 Manurewa Marae gets on with no-fuss vaccination While health officials hope to give more than 15,000 people their first Covid-19 jabs at this weekend’s mass vaccination in Manukau, nearby Manurewa Marae has already put more than 22,000 shots in people’s arms. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30 Iwi stories help in mental health first call One of the first programmes to come out of pūtea ring fenced for Māori initatives from the Government’s $455 million investment in new community mental health and addiction services was launched at Lake Ōkāreka near Rotorua this morning. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:30 OPINION: The risks in challenging right-wing haters Imagine this. You’re an outspoken wahine Māori who decides, alongside various other anti-racist allies, to investigate a couple of right-wing, male, anti-Māori YouTube bloggers, one a British migrant, the other American. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:03 Passion for te reo rewarded Making teaching te reo fun has been the hallmark of one of the country’s southernmost Māori language champions. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:03 Pandemic patterns boost exercise New Zealanders are exercising more for their mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:03 Science used as tool of colonisation...still Auckland University Māori academic Daniel Hikuroa says it’s important to acknowledge both the good and bad of science - and to see it from outside a purely western frame. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:15 Whakapapa and tikanga questions for surrogacy reform The Law Commission wants to know whether tikanga Māori is provided for under current law around surrogacy. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:51 Taitokerau rides wave on event funding The National Aotearoa Māori Surfing Titles could shift permanently to Te Oneroa a Tohe-Ninety Mile Beach thanks to support from Northland’s Inc’s contestable events fund. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:51 In-house design blamed for Manukau vax event misfire An underwhelming response to this weekend's mass vaccination event in South Auckland is being blamed on Government reluctance to give Māori control. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:51 Slick branding poor choice for All Blacks Green MP Teanau Tuiono says it’s not a good look the All Blacks are becoming the Oil Blacks. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:24 Taupo fees open doors to iwi partnership The chair of Ngāti Tūwharetoa Trust Board says the iwi is keen to form partnerships with commercial users of Lake Taupō. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:24 Jobs for Nature boosts iwi conservation efforts in Te Taitokerau More than 50 people will be employed on predator and pest control in Northland’s Puketi forest as part of a major surge of Jobs for Nature funding into the region. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:24 National bowel cancer screening saving lives Health Minister Andrew Little says the national bowel screening programme has already detected more than 1000 New Zealanders with bowel cancer. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:24 Power co sell off opened door for Lake Taupo charges Tūwharetoa Trust Board chair John Bishara says the National Government’s decision to sell off shares in state power companies is what triggered its quest to clarify its right to charge commercial users of Lake Taupō. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:00 Whakapapa connection critical for Isis children Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer is backing the Government’s approach to taking back a New Zealand born woman detained by Turkey after spending time with Isis in Syria. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:36 Reports expose frustration at pace of Oranga Tamariki change The Office of the Children’s Commissioner says it wants to see what appetite there is for change in Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection residences. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:36 Tuwharetoa right to charge lake fees upheld The High Court has upheld Ngāti Tūwharetoa’s right to licence and charge users for operating commercial activities on the lake and surrounding tributaries. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18 PM defends child poverty reduction effort despite Covid blip Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending work on reducing child poverty despite a new report claiming the number of children living in poverty has increased by 10 percent because of the Covid pandemic. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18 Effort stepped up to eliminate Hep C It’s World Hepatitis Day and the Government has released its plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18 Kawatiri whanau join up for flood clean up A Westport community worker says whānau ora principles are helping the community respond to last week’s floods. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18 Spike in need confirms child poverty modelling The chief executive of South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga says the Government should act on a report showing more child poverty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:15 Solutions found in Whatarangi Winiata papers A book collecting the thoughts of one of Māoridom’s most influential leaders is being launched today in Wellington. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:15 Murihiku te reo Maori champion honoured There’s a celebration in Murihiku today for a champion of Māori language education. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:15 Bomb threat hardens Collins' fight for social justice Auckland councillor Fa'anana Efeso Collins says a bomb threat won’t make him stop speaking up for the people of South Auckland. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:06 Study gives Maori stronger hand in health reforms A new research programme aims to give Māori more power to take advantage of the health reforms. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:57 Hospital upgrade makes space for iwi health service Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says an extension to the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa will help address inequitable health outcomes for Māori in the north. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:57 Korimurimu harbour sculpture wows mayor Auckland mayor Phil Goff is celebrating opening of a usable sculpture at Te Wānanga, the new waterfront park near the Viaduct. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:45 Child poverty increasing through Covid choices Child Poverty Action Group is blaming Government neglect for an increase in poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity for tamariki Māori and other children in the first year of Covid-19. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:45 Booking failures slow Maori vax rate Māori pandemic group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā says the Health Ministry needs to explore new ways to get the Covid vaccination message out. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:45 Aotea iwi link dredging to dumping in port battle Iwi connected with Aotea-Great Barrier have been back in court trying to block a Ports of Auckland consent to dredge shipping channels. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:03 Maori Council looks for Maori place in resource management The New Zealand Māori Council is calling for Māori to be involved in decision making at every step of the reformed resource management process. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:03 Lung screening trial expanded for Maori The Health Research Council is putting up $1.2 million from its Rangahau Hauora Maōri investment stream so a study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Māori can piggy back on the country’s first-ever national lung cancer screening trial. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:03 Tauranga Maori thrive under commission oversight A member of Tauranga Council’s tangata whenua committee says there is widespread community and business support for the current commissioners to stay on for a further three-year term. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:48 Reo dubbing a roaring success Filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley is celebrating a deal to dub Disney films The Lion King and Frozen into te reo Māori. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:48 Iwi concerned Taranaki short changed on tests Ngāti Ruanui says Taranaki District Health Board should be testing for COVID-19 traces not just in the New Plymouth wastewater system but in Hawera, Patea, Eltham and Stratford. Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:48 Ngati Toa uses rahui to highlight spills Ngāti Toa Rangatira has placed a two-week rāhui on Te Awarua o Porirua in response to two sewerage spills. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:54 Sharpness with humility a feature to be emulated Ngāti Awa kaumātua Waaka Vercoe says the late Joe Mason was someone to be emulated. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:54 Motel buy gives Kainga Ora better choices The Associate Housing Minister for Homelessness is defending Kainga Ora's purchase of a Rotorua motel as emergency housing. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:54 Raukokore housing revamp gets official tick A revamp of the remote eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Raukokore near East Cape was opened today by Housing Ministers Megan Woods and Peeni Henare. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:54 Wrong place, wrong plan for Rotorua motel buy Rotorua district councillor and Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency chair Merepeka Raukawa Tait is unhappy at Kainga Ora’s purchase of a sulphur city motel to turn into emergency accommodation. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:09 Fear factor strong in reo backlash Green MP Marama Davidson believed bigotry and racism are on the wane - despite some eruptions at the recent farmers’ protests. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:09 Extra classrooms to deal with roll growth The Government is investing $100 million for Short Term Roll Growth classrooms at schools across New Zealand. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:09 Parties come together to fix Rotorua housing crisis Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says Kainga Ora’s purchase of a motel in the city for emergency accommodation is a sign of a larger plan to tackle the region’s homelessness crisis is coming together. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:24 Ngati Awa loses rangatira Hohepa Mason Ngāti Awa has lost one of its most familiar faces with the death of Joe Mason in Whakatāne Hospital at the age of 87 after a long illness. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:24 Maori messages misplaced in vaccine push The co-chair of the Māori pandemic response group Te Whakakaupapa Urutā says the controversy over a COVID booklet is symptomatic of a wider problem of health authorities failing to connect with Māori. Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:24 Sick pay relief for Maori workers Sick leave is about to change - and for many Māori workers that will mean a big improvement on their current conditions. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:03 Iwi benefit in Tairawhiti jobs for nature push Jobs for Nature is putting $14.7 million into iwi-led and iwi-designed projects in Te Tairāwhiti. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:03 Baroque music to move Otara tamariki South Auckland tamariki are getting a chance to see and head some old and unfamiliar instruments this weekend. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:03 Waipareira challenge forces council concession Waipareira chief executive John Tamihere says a last minute concession from Auckland Council property development arm Panuku has exposed that its social housing policies had no legal justification. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:48 Ngai Tahu teams up with Datacom for jobs and tech Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have signed a strategic partnership with the largest New Zealand-owned technology services company that will give more young Māori a pathway into the tech sector. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:48 World Cup skip chance for Pacific league comp Former international and Warriors coach Tony Kemp says a still beating heart is better than tin in a cabinet. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:48 Use it or lose it warning for Te Matawai funding Whānau and hapū in the north with an interest in strengthening their reo are urged to get in applications for funding or the money will go elsewhere. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:18 Kapiti iwi help identify barriers to fish passage Greater Wellington Regional Council working with Kapiti Coast iwi have identified more than 600 barriers to the passage of fish through freshwater streams in the area. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:00 Baby uplift order set aside after marae escape The Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children, Glenis Philip-Barbara, has endorsed a marae which took in a whanau trying to stop a baby from being taken from its mother. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:00 Whanganui leader Esther Tinirau put tangata whenua first Whanganui leader and te reo Māori educator Esther Tinirau has died after a long fight with bowel cancer. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:33 Union challenges ministry double standard on kohanga tohu The kaiwhakahaere of primary teachers’ union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Education Ministry seems to have a double standard when it comes to recognition of qualifications developed by the Kōhanga Reo National Trust. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:33 Community, not guns needed for high impact policing Hauraki Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta says community policing, not cops with guns is the way to tackle rising levels of violent and drug-related crime. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:33 Unlimited role for Maori art promoter Māori business and governance expert Hinurewa Te Hau has been appointed to the board of Auckland Unlimited, the super city’s economic and cultural agency. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:03 Te Taumata help in trade push welcomed A call by a Māori trade group to open up alternate markets to China has the thumbs up from Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:03 MRI scanning new path for prostate cancer detection Tāne Māori will be sought for a new project in Tairāwhiti Gisborne aimed at establishing a new prostate cancer diagnostic pathway. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:03 Collins push on for arming police National Partly leader Judith Collins says bring back the police armed response teams - but paint their SUVs pink instead of black. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:03 One up driving Opposition gang policy Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer is accusing National and ACT of playing racist ping pong over who will be tougher on gangs. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:51 Maori good with money when available The Retirement Commission Te Ara Ahunga Ora’s latest financial capability survey has found knowledge and psychology can have a greater influence on overall financial wellbeing than how much you earn. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:51 Game distills lessons in indigenous learning An online game aimed at supporting indigenous education goes live today. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:51 Whanau ora agency sets new track Auckland whānau ora collective Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki is all at sea with its new programme to help people reach for the stars. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 Trainee nurses boost Maori vax workforce Whitireia has put all its nursing students through immunisation training so they can help with the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 Racist rant earns rare disharmony charge The Māori Party has welcomed a charge of inciting racial disharmony against a man who posted an anti-Māori rant online. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 Hack slap warning trade too narrow A Māori trade advocate says New Zealand’s condemnation of Chinese hackers should be a spur for efforts to open up other markets. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 Baby orca gets MP mirimiri Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer has taken a hands on approach to one of her youngest constituents. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 America's Cup bill shows moral compass lost A Māori environmentalist says the $200 million loss racked up supporting the America’s Cup defence is a reminder of the need for Aotearoa to get its priorities right. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00 Raw performances in prison kapa haka The performances are over and now prisons around the country are waiting to find out if their roopu has won the inter-prison Whakataetae Kapa Haka competition. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30 Ngai Tahu pinpoints flood relief need Ngāi Tahu is contacting its whānau on the West Coast to see if they need help after the weekend’s devastating floods. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30 Marae safe haven from baby grab Members of a Hawke’s Bay whānau have retreated to their marae in a bid to prevent a baby from being uplifted. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30 PBRF funding needed to boost Maori research roll A director of Māori research centre Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga says changes to the funding of university research are long overdue. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:51 Teachers' union backs Kohanga Reo in qualification fight Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust's campaign to have its three-year qualification, Tohu Whakapakari, recognised as a teaching qualification by the Ministry of Education and NZQA. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:51 Ngai Tai looks to own in house building frenzy One of Auckland's largest iwi housebuilders is teaming up with a housing charity to ensure some of its own people get homes. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:51 Unwieldy WAI 262 claim needs new structure for progress A Māori intellectual property researcher says a new approach to leadership and a new structure is needed to carry forward the issues raised in the WAI 262 Fauna and Flora Claim. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:42 The Base opens doors for Waikato vaccination push Vaccinations started today at Waikato’s largest vaccination centre, a partnership between Waikato District Health Board, Waikato-Tainui, Tainui Group Holdings and Kiwi Property. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:42 Grab bag of issues swelled farm protests National Party deputy leader Shane Reti is accusing the media of downplaying last week’s farming protests. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:42 Housing top of mind for New Zealanders More than half of New Zealander's rate housing as a top issue in society - and 54 per cent of Māori tenants say it’s something that affects them personally. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:24 WAI 262 hui sets challenge for next generations A Māori data and intellectual property expert says police should have engaged with Māori when they started to use computer algorithms to fight crime. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:03 Grant to build Maori surgery institute One of the country’s newest surgeons wants to help other Māori follow her along the same path. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:03 Rush to get RSV medicine into country Pharmac is working to bring in extra supplies of a critical medicine used to treat Respiratory syncytial virus, which is affecting large numbers of babies and young children. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:12 New reality poetry in E Tu Whanau comp Anti-violence organisation E Tū Whānau is running its first spoken word competition with prizes of between $250 and $2500 on offer. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:12 Maori co-design needed to challenge cop computer bias A member of Internet New Zealand’s new Māori design group says police should have engaged with Māori when they started to use computer algorithms to fight crime. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:12 Rule slip leads to forest death WorkSafe says a forestry fatality on the East Coast could have been avoided if industry guidance had been followed. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:51 Behind the scenes Ihumaatao doco shows tangata whenua power The director of a behind the scenes documentary of the Ihumaatao occupation says viewers should get a sense of how it was a tangata whenua-driven campaign. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:51 Society hurt by persistent disadvantage Productivity Commissioner Ganesh Nana says intergenerational disadvantage is holding back not just the individuals and families affected but the whole economy and society. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:51 Te Rito training scheme addresses journalist scarcity A veteran Māori journalist says a new cadetship programme for Māori in the media is needed because universities and polytechnics have failed to train Māori journalists. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:54 Partnership with iwi brings awards for Hastings council A Hastings District Council scheme to tackle the district’s housing needs has won the award for social well being in this year’s Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:54 Kohanga Reo pushes for wage parity Kōhanga Reo kaiako face an uphill battle trying to get pay parity with other early childhood teachers, let alone with their primary school colleagues. Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:54 WAI 262 symposium call for action A far north iwi leader says a symposium on the WAI 262 Fauna and Flora claim is a chance to revive the flagging kaupapa. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18 Pepi heart survival rate alarms researchers Liggins Institute researchers want to know why fewer Māori and Pacific pēpi survive critical congenital heart disease compared with European babies. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18 Ngapuhi hapu forum ready for revival Te Kotahitanga, the group which stymied a Ngāpuhi settlement, is stirring again. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18 Government to work with mayors on job creation The Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs to work in partnership on driver licensing, education, health and rangatahi mentoring. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18 Digital push shutting out Maori Citizens Advice Bureau says too many Māori are being locked out by government agencies shifting to online services. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18 Gang drug programme step towards new life Ngāti Kahungunu chair Ngahiwi Tomoana says a controversial anti-drug programme being run in central Hawke’s Bay works - and it’s the right thing to do. Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:18