Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Indigenous tobacco control award for Hone Harawira Hone Harawira and his former Maori Party leader Dame Tariana Turia disagreed on some things politically, but they agreed on the need to tackle the high rates of smoking among Maori. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:42 War songs carry Maori memory World War 1 was 100 years ago, but some of the songs that spurred New Zealand soldiers in the trenches or comforted their loved ones on the home front are still sung today. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:09 Greens' Kermadec card worries TOKM Te Ohu Kaimoana fears the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary could be a bargaining chip in coalition negotiations. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:15 Open air a healing place If you see people out picnicking this week, they could be taking the advice of the Mental Health Foundation for Mental Health Week that nature is a great healer Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:03 Identity and culture supports new beginnings for Maori prisoners A new Māori language and cultural programme at Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) is offering prisoners the opportunity to reconnect with their culture. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:57 Children in jails recipe for offending A justice reform advocate says an incident last week where a 13 year old boy was kept overnight in police cells in Auckland points to a wider systemic problems. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:18 Arms dealers spark protest Peace, justice and environmental groups are on the streets of Wellington today trying to keep delegates from an expo put on by the arms industry. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:18 Vera Morgan a century of achievement A very good innings. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:45 Swill past but hangover lingers It's 50 years since the end of the six o'clock swill, the drinking binge that accompanied the nightly closing of pub bars. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27 Coalition talks a toss up A former Labour Party chief of staff believes Winston Peters still has an open mind about which party New Zealand First will support into Government. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27 Green salad in Peters' meal Ardern and Peters with some Greens on the side. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:06 One in four Maori in precarious state A new book is challenging the way growing numbers of New Zealanders are forced to live from paycheck to paycheck or benefit payment to benefit payment. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:48 Maori saw Labour as vote for change Former Mana Motuhake leader Sandra Lee says there must always be room for a Maori political movement in parliament, but the Maori Party became too closely associated with the negative policies of National. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:00 Maori Party needs mirror Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis says the Maori Party needs to face up to its own record rather than blame Labour for its demise. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:42 Music awards celebrate pride in Maori The Waiata Maori Music Awards has marked its 10th year with what has become its signature mix of old and new. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:39 Iwi fed up with delay and want a settlement The chair of Ngapuhi claim negotiating body Tuhoronuku says tribe members are fed up with delay and want it to get on with a settlement. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:35 Hobson's Pledge hate group says Harawira Mana leader Hone Harawira says Hobson’s Pledge is an anti-Maori hate group that has no place in Aotearoa. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:25 Maori history goes on curriculum An improved standard of citizenship. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:20 Taurima puts people first in manaaki tangata policy The Maori Party’s Tamaki Makaurau candidate has unleashed a flood of policies to address the challenges facing Auckland. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:40 Taurima aiming for influence The Maori Party’s Tamaki Makaurau candidate says a vote for him is a way to keep Winston Peters at bay. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:06 Maisey Rika dominates awards Singer/songwriter Maisey Rika was the big winner at the 10th Waiata Maori Music Awards, taking the Best Traditional Maori Album, Female Solo Artist, best song and best songwriter awards. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:36 Election staff confusing voters The Electoral Commission has been slammed for misinforming Maori electors, causing confusion and non-voting. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:09 Electoral commission undermining of Maori rights - Complaints nationwide Only a week into early voting, complaints have been laid with the Electoral Commission about misinformation being provided to Maori electors, causing confusion and non-voting amongst Maori electors and refreshing previous claims of deliberate sabotage by polling booth staff of Maori votes. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00 Reo parade prepares way for learning The chief executive of Te Taura Whiri says today’s parade in support of te reo Maori shows how the language can unify the country. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:51 Maungapohatu ready to receive Rua Kenana apology from Crown Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and whanau of Rua Kenana met in Rotorua yesterday to finalise the details of the apology and pardon for the Tuhoe prophet. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:00 Lessons of past abuse must be learned Maori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kapua says the Government is concerned about limiting its liability for historic abuse in state care rather than tryng to ensure it never happens again. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:00 Gang bashing latest drug war absurdity Absurd and fascist is how a long time worker with gangs is describing National’s plan to give police new powers to search cars and houses of gang member without a warrant. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:15 Seabed mining threat to treaty fishing rights Te Ohu Kaimoana says seabed mining will reduce the value of Maori fisheries settlement assets. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:00 CE of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Dion Tuuta on Paakiwaha MEDIA RELEASE: Te Ohu Kaimoana has filed an appeal against the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision to grant Trans-Tasman Resources Limited consents to mine iron sand off the South Taranaki Bight. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:48 Tuhoronuku looks to strengthen mandate The chair of Ngapuhi negotiating body Tuhoronuku, Hone Sadler, says the majority of tribe members back its work. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:12 King's political play undermining Kingitanga - Mahuta Hauraki Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta is challenging the efforts by the Maori king to get adherents of the Kingitanga movement to vote for the Maori Party. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00 Kohanga reo pushes reset Te Kohanga Reo National Trust has met with new Education Minister Nikki Kaye in a bid to restart talks on a settlement to its Waitangi Tribunal claim. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:00 Te Waka Toi celebrates modernists and traditionalists in awards Tohunga who have preserved and passed on Maori traditions and those who are expanding those traditions were honoured over the weekend at the annual Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi Award Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:00 Sonny Tau obstacle to unity: Te Kotahitanga Te Kotahitanga co-chair Pita Tipene says the involvement of Ngapuhi Runanga chair Sonny Tau is a impassible obstacle to his group working with claim negotiation body Tuhoronuku. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:36 Council delivers on Tamarawaho promise It’s taken almost 14 years, but Tauranga City Council is finally delivering on a promise to sell or gift land to Ngai Tamarawaho. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:57 Local bodies not up to treaty tasks A Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor says many councils aren’t doing enough to manage their responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:42 Wahine Maori among group who have halted Statoil rig in Artic GREENPEACE MEDIA RELEASE: Lizzie Sullivan, from Auckland, is with the protesters who paddled kayaks into the exclusion zone around Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:21 Boot camp promise sign of desperation New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark says voters can't trust National to deliver on its promise to create bootcamps for young offenders. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:51 Forest buyers starving sawmills New Zealand First’s Whangarei candidate is attacking a firm owned by the Chinese Government which is buying up forests in Northland. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:06 Rangatahi Maori flock to farm training Ngai Tahu's Whenua Kura Maori and Pacific trades training programme has doubled its intake to for the next year on the Telford campus in south Otago. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:15 Ardern elevation brings new mood to debate Former Labour cabinet minister John Tamihere says the election of Jacinda Ardern as the party’s leader is a chance for generational change in the country Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:51 SOUL is going to Geneva to report on Government's racist policies SOUL, the mana whenua-led campaign working to protect Ihumātao from permanent destruction, is taking its case to the United Nations in Geneva in a bid to be heard by the New Zealand Government. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:36 Family court system under fire There's a call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the New Zealand Family Court system. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:06 SOUL takes Ihumatao protest to Geneva A Mangere woman fighting to save an ancient habitation site at Ihumatao from destruction is off to Geneva today to put her case the United Nations. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:06 Greens keen to extend treaty settlement process As the process of settling historical treaty settlements comes towards an end, the Green Party wants to open it up again fix what it sees as anomalies and injustices. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:03 Point of order Mr Speaker ! 'Point of Order Mr Speaker' is a new book co-written by academic Dr Selwyn Katene and former Maori Party MP Rahui Katene. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:57 New Maori Wai-Whanau journal breaks stronghold of other literature Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust has released a research journal highlighting successful initiatives, strategies and approaches to delievering social services to Maori. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:48 Iwi support hapu/marae autonomy and decision making in water take requests. The Ngatiwai Trust Board has asked the Mokau Marae to work with Helena Bay Lodge who sought a consent to take up to 60,000 litres of water a day from a local stream which passes through the property, to irrigate the Lodge grounds. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:48 Awa sustains the people of Whangaruru Locals are up in arms over resource consent being granted for a 60 thousand litre a day water take from a small awa in Whangaruru Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:30 Huhana Lyndon on Paakiwaha A Russian billionaire wooed local Ngatiwai Maori then went behind their backs and applied to the Northland Council to irrigate 60 thousand litres of water to keep his imported lawn green. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:21 Raising the age for superannuation disadvantages Maori Maori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauauru, Howie Tamati is calling for a review of the age for superannuation. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:12 Maori caucus launch chance to get up close with MP's and candidates The Labour Party Maori caucus launches its election campaign this weekend with a public meet and greet at Nga Whare Waatea in South Auckland Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:09 PM's close ties with iwi leaders may not transfer into votes In spite of the huge number of treaty settlements signed off by the National government, 120 in total with 23 in the last three months alone either fully completed or in the process of being completed since they took office in 2008 it may not be enough to win them sizable Maori votes Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:36 Boxing event nothing more than a recruitment drive says Jones New Zealand First candidate for the seat of Whangarei, Shane Jones has come out fighting against a boxing event organised by gangs including Black Power, Mongrel Mob and Head Hunters. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:33 Strong whanau stock shapes Taika Coming from strong whanau stock has helped shape actor film maker, Taika Waititi and his mahi says his tuahine Tweedie Waititi. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:24 Auckland Unitary Plan anti home ownership A new report from Economic and Social Research Aotearoa ESRA, shows the Auckland Unitary plan won't solve the city's housing crisis. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:39 Peters a hypocrite Criticism has come thick and fast to New Zealand First and leader Winston Peters controversial referenda on whether to abolish the Maori seats. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:45 STATEMENT: The Opportunities Party Hamilton West candidate, Donna Pokere Phillips I can no longer sit on the sideline and watch children and their families being slowly ground down into poverty and homelessness where basic food and medication can longer be taken for granted. I can not standby and watch the relentless greed that has put pressure on our resources and threatened, and in some cases destroyed, our environment. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:03 PRESS RELEASE: A vote for NZ First is a vote against Maori The Māori Party is calling on more than 230,000 people on the Māori electoral rolls to dismiss any thought about giving their party vote to New Zealand First in this year’s general election. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:03 Te reo Maori growth encouraging Te reo Maori is being used everywhere and not just for ceremonial purposes like on the Marae says a recently released survey from the New Zealand Council of Educational Research. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:54 Nga Potiki building affordable whare for tribal members. Te Manawa o Papamoa development in Tauranga Moana is building whare for whanau in an attempt to combat housing unaffordability. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:48 Maori key to good resource management Science scholarships are being offered to Maori undergarduate students. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:21 Tamariki main focus for Te Puea Marae re-opening doors Te Puea Marae will reopen its doors and relaunch Manaaki Tangata to whanau kore kainga or those living in cars and in over crowded situations early next week. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:00 Former state ward demands inquiry Hundreds of former state wards took to the steps of parliament last week seeking an apology from the government for past abuse while they were in the care and protection of the state. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:36 Whanau first for Jones Foreign owned forestry companies are crippling whanau workers in Northland says New Zealand First candidate for Whangarei, Shane Jones. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:48 Time for Tongan TV says PI media boss The Tongan Community has come out swinging against the board of Maori TV for axing the controversial Australian produced mockumentary 'Jonah from Tonga.' Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:03 Jones and Marks ... solid The newly selected candidate for Whangarei, Shane Jones, has quashed rumours he's after the New Zealand First Party's deputy leadership role currently held by Ron Mark. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:48 Maori TV to vet programme schedules The Board of Maori TV is planning to vet the channel's programming schedule in the wake of 'Jonah from Tonga' controversy after the Board moved to axe the series following widespread complaints. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:33 Publicity stunt behind control of hapu office An internal hapu stoush erupted over the weekend in Taranaki with Police being called in to resolve a stand-off. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:42 Rethinking Maori Prisons MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: There was a lot of talk recently over the need for Maori Prisons. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:00 New Plymouth tries again on Maori input A member of New Plymouth District Council’s new Te Huinga Taumata Committee says it shows a commitment to involving iwi in the work of council. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45 Hauraki concerned Tauranga reneging on shared interests The lead negotiator for Pare Hauraki wants Tauranga Moana iwi to stick with the agreements they have already made rather than whip up opposition to his iwi's settlement. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:39 Hone executes election strategy Mana leader Hone Harawira is sticking by his call for drug importers who are also Chinese citizens to be executed. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:24 New face chance to put Maori objectives to fore The chair of Auckland’s Independent Maori Statutory Board, David Taipari, is keen to sit down with the new boss of the Auckland Tourism and Economic Development agency to advance Maori interests up the priority list. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:57 Lightning move shows up Magic misstep Sports commentator Ken Laban says the Bay of Plenty Magic and Netball New Zealand should be embarrassed by the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s title win in the new Australian national netball championship. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:30 Te Whanau a Apanui seeks mandate for talks Te Whanau a Apanui is on the road seeking a mandate to negotiate a settlement of its historic claims and its customary rights to marine and coastal areas. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:27 Taurua allows talent to bloom in Sunshine A win for Noeline Taurua this weekend, with her Sunshine Coast Lightning taking out the inaugural Australian Super Netball title with a 65 to 48 victory over the Sydney Giants. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:12 Morgan sees momentum for Papa campaign Maori party president Tukoroirangi Morgan says tribal politics has prepared the party's Hauraki Waikato candidate for whatever parliament will throw at him. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:09 Papa clear for Maori Party run Waikato Tainui executive chair Rahui Papa has stood down to campaign full time for the Maori Party in Hauraki-Waikato. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:03 Parihaka apology acknowledges pain and shame Last week's crown apology for the sacking of Parihaka in 1881 acknowledged for the first time in an historical settlement the rapes committed by colonial forces - and created fresh challenges for the community. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:33 Rongowhakaata resident iwi at Te Papa Ngati Toa Rangatira has been farewelled from Te Papa Tongarewa and the paepae is now with Rongowhakaata, whose taonga go on display on September 29, Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:30 Awataha battle heading for courts The battle for Awataha Marae in Northcote could be heading for the courts, after this morning's protest by Te Raki Paewhenua Maori Committee challenging an attempt to change the Northcote marae's governing structure from an incorporated society to a trust. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:27 Hard to reach shown path to power The organiser of a weekend hui for gang members says they are looking for a better future for their children. Tue, 30 May 2017 16:33 Mentor Chadwick boosted Maori legal capacity The judge maker. Mon, 29 May 2017 16:54 Omapere template could suit other Maori blocks The chair of this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy winner says the strategies that paid off for Omapere Rangihamama can be used to help other Northland Maori land blocks reach their potential. Mon, 29 May 2017 16:39 Trailblazing lawyer John Chadwick will be sadly missed Te Arawa are making their farewells to a Ngati Tuwharetoa lawyer who has made a major contribution to their region. Mon, 29 May 2017 14:33 Omapere turnaround earns Ahuwhenua gold A 10-year turnaround has earned Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm near Kaikohe the Ahuwhenua Trophy for Maori Excellence in Farming. Mon, 29 May 2017 13:51 Cabins alternative to prison for tane in Kaitaia A far north trust is building cabins for men in an attempt to keep them out of jail. Wed, 24 May 2017 11:12 TPPA turned into election weapon A leading critic of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement says there is no research to back the Government’s claims a revived Trans Pacific Partnership without the United States would be good for New Zealand. Tue, 23 May 2017 16:33 People the problem for Te Urewera board Te Urewera Board chair Tamati Kruger says a new plan is a way to manage the way people use the resource rather than the land itself. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:42 Labour no option for Mana voters Mana leader Hone Harawira is telling his supporters not to give their votes to Labour's Maori candiates Mon, 22 May 2017 16:42 Greens lay down gauntlet with Budget for Mothers The Greens have launched their Budget for all Mothers. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:06 Te Urewera plan set to change conservation practice Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a plan for Te Urewera will change the face of conservation in New Zealand. Mon, 22 May 2017 11:39 Mandate offer rejected as blackmail Ngati Kahu Runanga chair Margaret Mutu is accusing Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson of blackmail for withdrawing her runanga's mandate to negotiate the far north tribe's historic settlement. Thu, 11 May 2017 15:15 Iwi support for Maori land reform overstated A member of the Iwi Chairs Forum is rejecting claims by Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell that his reform of Maori land law has the forums's support. Wed, 10 May 2017 16:36 Dumb drug allegations embarrassment for league community A two year stand down from international rugby league. Tue, 09 May 2017 15:36 Ihumatao struggle gets UN attention Occupiers of a development site next to the Otuataua Stonefields at Ihumatao hope for a visit soon from the United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous peoples. Tue, 09 May 2017 13:21 Collaboration key skill for next MTS CEO Maori Television chair Georgina te Heuheu says the service will look for a new leader who is able to collaborate with others in the sector. Mon, 08 May 2017 16:27 Georgina Te Heu Heu on the resignation of CE of MTS Paora Maxwell Chair of the Board of Maori Television, Georgina Te Heu Heu has acknowledged Paora Maxwell's resignation as the CE of Maori Television. Mon, 08 May 2017 13:42 Paora Maxwell announces resignation from Māori Television The Chief Executive of Māori Television Paora Maxwell has announced his resignation from the broadcaster. Mon, 08 May 2017 11:33