Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Waiariki iwi seek Maori fish farm knowledge Waiariki-based Māori aquaculture is set to get a boost thanks to a new collaborative research project with independent organisation Scientific research body Cawthron Institute is teaming up with Waiariki iwi to develop mātauranga Māori-centred, sustainable aquaculture strategies for region. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:03 Polyfest a celebration of tangata whenua, tangata moana Polyfest starts tomorrow, and Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says after two year’s of disruption the kids are raring to get on stage to celebrate their various cultures. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:03 Fight night checkpoint ruse for illegal snooping The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found police acted illegally when they took photographs of a woman detained at a roadside checkpoint. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:03 Tauranga commissioners uphold Maori ward choice Tauranga City Council commissioners have unanimously voted to establish a Māori ward. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48 Groups fight to keep drug reform on agenda A justice reform advocate says there is room for the Government to change drug laws so drug use is treated as a health issue rather than a crime. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48 Justice with kindness aim of Maori knight The country’s newest knight says Māori judges bring a unique perspective to the bench. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48 COVID-19 vaccination centre for frontline healthcare workers opens in Tauranga The centre, established by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), is catering to frontline healthcare workers who work in and around the city. It is located in 1st Avenue, near the former Farmers building and was opened yesterday (Monday 12 April). Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:00 Press Release Te Kōhanga National Trust Board Election Results 2021 On behalf of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board we are proud to announce Peggy Luke-Ngaheke, Hoana McMillian and Rāniera Procter elected as Trustees of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:30 A century of inequality: The real issue for Māori in the age of COVID-19 Despite Aotearoa gaining international praise for its COVID-19 response, two independent reports commissioned by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust have found that Māori vulnerability and resilience to these large-scale crises remain largely unchanged for the past century. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:00 Rotorua mayor says MP jumped the gun Rotorua Mayor says Waiariki MP jumped the gun in claiming a sewage catastrophe Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00 Loneliness a threat to health Māori were the most likely to report feeling lonely most or all of the time, while Pākeha and Pacific peoples were least likely to feel lonely, according to a new report. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00 Māori Party late with report Māori Party president says in a party run by inexperienced volunteers mistakes would be made. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:00 Pohutukawa wrong tree for Erebus memorial Ngāti Whātua leader Dame Naida Glavish says the siting of an Erebus memorial beside the Parnell Rose Gardens shows a break down in heritage, environmental and cultural protection processes. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:48 Iwi health navigators looking to stop accident injuries Te Arawa Whānau Ora says a $1.4 million partnership will lead to new training and tools to support injury prevention and rehabilitation research for the region’s ageing Māori population. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:48 Whakatakapokai step away from prison for rangatahi Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis says the new Whakatakapōkai youth justice residence opened in south Auckland this morning represents a better way to deal with young offenders. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:48 Duke keen to build future leaders The Duke of Edinburgh is being remembered as showing a keen interest in Māori aspirations. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:06 Construction sector needs more skilled Maori The Construction Sector Accord is partnering with Diversity Works New Zealand to increase the number of Māori, Pasifika and women in the sector. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:06 Games open doors for south Taranaki rangatahi South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui hopes the new e-sports arena at its Hāwera HQ will open up young minds to careers in technology or design. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:06 Streaming part of history of dumbed down education A Māori educationalist says streaming in schools is part of a long history of structures used to hold back Māori. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:03 Rangitane role for Palmerston North council Palmerston North should have one or two Māori seats in time for next year’s local government election. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:03 Maori-China ties acknowledged in Ventnor memorial A documentary maker working on the saga of the SS Ventnor says the story isn’t over. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:03 Rating change puts Maori landowners in stronger position Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says writing off rate arrears on Māori land will be good for both Māori landowners and councils. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:06 New AUT law dean promises bicultural education for all Khylee Quince has become the first Māori to head a law school in Aotearoa. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:06 Judge cites tikanga in blocking land hand back A High Court judge says he doesn’t expect to have the last word on a judgment that severely restricts the ability of the Waitangi Tribunal to order the return of state owned enterprise land to claimants. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:06 Redress due to Ngati Hinerangi for crown contempt Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says every settlement reinforces his commitment to seeing justice done for the abuses of the past. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:21 Status upgrade for Wellington Council mana whenua reps Wellington City councillors have overcome resistance from mayor Andy Foster and voted 8-6 in favour of giving mana whenua representatives a vote on its committees. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:12 Ngapuhi history recognised in heritage listings Māngungu at Horeke in the Hokianga has been added to the New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero as wāhi tūpuna - a place important to Māori for ancestral significance and associated cultural and traditional values. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:12 Two Northland sites of significance to Māori listed Two Northland places that have strong heritage and cultural significance to Māori have been formally recognised by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:15 Port bosses running scared on safety challenge A former unionist who tried to deliver a letter to Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson says the boss with the million-dollar salary is running scared. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:21 Pataua taking land fight into court A Ngāti Wai hapū is looking at legal options to block the sale of its former land at Pātaua northeast of Whangārei. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:21 Pharmacists ponder of potions paid or prescribed The Māori Pharmacists’ Association, Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa, is looking at how whānau Māori can receive equitable access to medicines. Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:03 Exercise magic pill for kids' health ExerciseNZ wants to see a greater efforts to address child obesity in Aotearoa. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:27 Waiheke marina construction pushing ahead despite appeal Protesters are upset a developer is moving ahead with construction of a Waiheke marina despite a pending Supreme Court appeal over the resource consent. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:27 Kaumatua first in Manurewa Marae vaccination programme Manurewa Marae is starting to administer Covid vaccinations as part of a nationwide drive to involve Māori health organisations in the rollout. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:27 Mauri stone to rest at All Black Experience The All Blacks have decided to park up the team’s mauri stone at the All Blacks Experience at SkyCity when they are not playing. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:15 Maori dairy farmer looks back for future strategies A finalist for the 2021 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award wants to encourage more Māori farmers into the industry. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:33 Maori world view needed at Hamilton council table Te Arataura chair Linda Te Aho says Waikato Tainui has another chance to explain the benefits of having Māori seats on the Hamilton City Council. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:21 Hauora Maori ready to start jabbing Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says just over 8000 Māori have already received the first shot of Covid vaccine, and he expects the number to ramp up quickly in coming weeks. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:21 2021 ASB Polyfest gets underway in a week Media Release: The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a week’s time with the 45th anniversary of the ASB Polyfest. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:15 New Multimillion-Dollar Freshwater Wetland Designed by Iwi Artists - One of NZ’s Largest Media Release: A new multimillion-dollar public wetland, designed by local artists to improve water quality in South Auckland waterways, and support endangered native wildlife has opened. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:15 Whanau focus in Ngarimu scholarships The Ngarimu VC and the 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships are a Gardiner-Parata family affair this year, with Rakaitemania Parata-Gardiner being one of the six scholarship recipients and her father Sir Wira Harawira Gardiner being given the Manakura Award for leadership. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:12 Safety shambles sparks call for port boss sacking A strong call for Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson to step down or be sacked over the port’s appalling safety record. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:12 Bias against Maori deeply embedded in school structure Education consultancy CORE Education says schools may need help to find alternatives to streaming. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 08:12 Test kits could boost cancer awareness Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer says a fellow MP’s cancer diagnosis highlights the need for access to home self-testing kits. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:42 On-farm services critical for rural mental health The manager of a south Otago Māori health service says farmers and farm workers often struggle to reach out for help when they have mental health difficulties. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:42 Maori think tank makes case to end streaming Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa has backed a report from a Ngāi Tahu think tank spelling out the case for ending streaming. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:42 Australian bubble set to go Māori tourism operators will be dusting off the hāngi stones in anticipation of the return of tourists from Australia. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:51 Mahuta welcomes Hamilton Maori seat rethink Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says she was shocked at Hamilton City Council’s attempt to wriggle out of having Māori seats. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:51 Kiingitanga makes presence felt in Orakei High Court action King Tūheitia has led more than 100 elders into the High Court at Auckland to show the support of the Kiingitanga for the mana of his tūpuna within Tāmaki. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:51 Pressure on Hamilton to reverse Maori seat veto Hamilton City Councillors have had a change of heart on Māori seats after a swift response from Waikato Tainui. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:54 New rules for rating Maori land A Bill giving local authorities more power to write off rates arrears on Māori land and making some unused Māori land unrateable has passed its third reading. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:54 DHB dosing would cut cancer costs National Party health spokesperson Shane Reti wants district health boards to be able to administer unfunded cancer drugs. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:30 MPI funds mental health help for shearers The Ministry for Primary Industries has stepped in to fund counselling services for rural Māori with addiction and mental health issues in South Otago. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:27 Rua Kenana Symposium looks to new world A descendant of Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana says last weekend's symposium was a chance to look not just behind but ahead. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:12 Public health experts included in gun advice panel Public health experts, sociologists and a representative of the Muslim community are joining pro and anti gun control advocates on a new Ministers Arms Advisory Group. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:12 Ngapuhi ready for governance changes Ngāpuhi chair Wane Wharerau says now an independent review has checked the books, the rūnanga can get on with implementing the recommendations of a governance review. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:12 MP Kiritapu Allan sidelined by cervical cancer MP Kiritapu Allan is taking leave of absence while she undergoes medical treatment for cervical cancer. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:12 Marlborough looks at implications of a Maori Ward Marlborough District Council has started a representation review, which will include the implications of creating a Māori ward. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:12 Aroha from all as Allan starts cancer treatment Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says Kiritapu Allan’s cancer diagnosis is a warning for wāhine not to neglect their own health when they are looking after others. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:12 Honey producers ready to sting Aussies A group fighting to keep the name manuka honey for the New Zealand product is confident it’s ready for an international legal fight. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:21 Hamilton mayor defends Maori seat cop out Hamilton’s mayor says Maori seats aren’t the only way to ensure better Maori representation in local government. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:15 Hamilton Council ducks Maori ward challenge A lack of vision and a lack of courage. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:12 Low percentage of Maori GPs alarms college The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners says the number of Māori and Pasifika GPs is too low. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:12 Clean bill for Ngapuhi finances Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi says a financial review spanning back seven years has found no incidences of dishonesty or fraud. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:12 501s stand up for rights in prison A lawyer for the prisoners involved in January’s Waikeria riot says the protest blew up because prisoners who have served time in Australia know their rights. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:12 Marlborough looks at implications of a Māori Ward Marlborough District Council has started a representation review, which will include the implications of creating a Māori ward. Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:30 Māori seek support to protect taonga against misappropriation The chair of a group battling to protect Māori intellectual property says tangata whenua rights are certified through their own creation stories. Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:06 Tauira encouraged to study at worlds top universities College admissions company Crimson Education is encouraging Māori high school students who want to study at the world's top universities to apply for its Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship. Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:03 Taiwhenua part of mental health team approach Kaupapa Māori provider Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga will be part of a new support service for people in Hawke’s Bay who are experiencing, or at risk of, mental health and addiction crisis. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 Support acts bolster Six60 Saturday Six60 has added five support acts to the line up for its Eden Park concert this month. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 New fund removes barriers to rangatahi sport Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says a new fund will help rangatahi in Te Waipounamu become involved in sport, recreation and community activities. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 Maori Party opposing attack on marae autonomy Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is decrying a proposed law allowing officials to enter a marae without a warrant. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 Bailey bridge between media sector reviews Broadcasting and Media Minister Kris Faafoi says he’s confident the Māori voice will be heard in his review of the future of public media. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 Puniu awa cleanup wins Te Huia local hero tohu The 2021 Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year is Māori environmental engineer Shannon Te Huia for his work to restore the Pūniu River. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:03 OPINION: Pūrākau as teaching tools in the university classroom One of the fascinating things about being a new-ish university kaiako (I’ve been teaching at Auckland University of Technology for a year) is seeing how mātauranga Māori, or Māori knowledge, is being incorporated into various parts of its curriculum. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:24 Dr Siouxsie Wiles MNZM named 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa Media Release: Renowned microbiologist and science communicator Dr Siouxsie Wiles MNZM has been named 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:36 No pass for port mismanagement A Māori advocate says it’s time for Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson to fall on his sword. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:09 Minimum wage $20 from today The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the introduction of the new legal minimum wage of $20 per hour from today. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:06 Flu jab timetable set The Health Ministry has secured more than 2.4 million doses of influenza vaccine ahead of the 2021 flu season. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:03 New fund removes barriers to rangatahi sport Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says a new fund will help rangatahi in Te Waipounamu become involved in sport, recreation and community activities. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 08:00 Martin to oversee potential TVNZ-RNZ merger Former New Zealand First Minister Tracey Martin has been appointed to chair a governance group looking at the formation of a new public media entity. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:24 Jackson delivers history lesson on Marae boasts Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says he’s had to give Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi a history lesson. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:24 Consultation offer to counter climate white out Independent Māori climate change commissioner Donna Awatere Huata is offering to collate Māori views for inclusion in the final report of the Climate Change Commission. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:24 Pataua protest focus turns to road Tangata whenua occupying Department of Conservation land at Pātaua are threatening to close off the road into the Northland village. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:18 Maori Party backs Waikeria legal challenge Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi says the 16 inmates involved in the riot a Waikeria Prison at the start of the year will have a change to tell their stories of inhumane treatment to the High Court and the Waitangi Tribunal. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:18 Te Maataawai ready for next level There's a transition at the Māori language body Te Mātāwai, with founding board members Robin Hapi and Mereana Selby stepping down, along with former co-chair Te Waihoroi Shortland. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:15 Goff says Auckland good citizen in Waikato take Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is rejecting suggestions the city is being unreasonable in seeking to increase the amount of water it draws from the Waikato River. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:15 Parasite sparks Bluff oyster rahui Ngāi Tahu and Biosecurity New Zealand have declared a rāhui and issued a Controlled Area Notice around part of the Foveaux Strait oyster fishery. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:12 Doors open for Maori midwives Ngā Maia Māori Midwives Aotearoa chief executive Jean Te Huia is welcoming a scheme to get more Māori and Pasifika midwives. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:12 Maungawhau visitors' centre wins international praise The Maungawhau Visitor Experience Centre has won a coveted gold award at the prestigious IDA International Design Awards in Los Angeles. Wed, 31 Mar 2021 08:03 Waikato authority says hands off awa grab Waikato River Authority deputy chair Tipa Mahuta says the awa can't be seen as the answer to Auckland's water woes. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:09 Wakatu chief brings intergenerational view to Business Hall of Fame The newest Māori member of the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame says thinking intergenerationally is critical for Māori business success. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:09 App to help whanau pick signs of mate wareware The largest-ever study of Māori affected by dementia has resulted in an app to help whānau understand the progressive and debilitating condition. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:09 War opened door to future for wahine Maori An Otago University researcher says the role of Māori women in the Second World War has been an overlooked part of history despite its importance to some of the social changes that followed. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:33 Sawmill cuts lead to log supply gap National Party deputy leader Shane Reti says the decision by Carter Holt Harvey to stop supplying structural timber to all but its largest customers shows the folly of it closing its Whangārei mill a year ago. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:33 Mika X in home D for failed sex assault cover up Entertainer Mika X, also known as Mika Haka, has been sentenced to 11 months home detention after pleading guilty to two charges of trying persuade a man to withdraw an indecent assault complaint against a prominent Auckland businessman. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:33 Apologies meaningless without reparations An advisor to the Royal Commission into Abuse in the Care of State and Faith-Based Institutions wants to see more support for whānau, hapū and iwi to look after their own. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:27 Motu the Nightmea takes women's boxing title Kaitaia born Mea "The Nightmea" Motu is Aotearoa's new women's lightweight boxing champion after stopping Taranaki's Tania Reid in the third round of their bout in Northcote on Friday night. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00 Rocket Lab gates irk landowners The Greens’ Māori caucus says a two gate system into Rocket Lab’s Mahia launch site creates a feeling of segregation among the land’s Māori owners. Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:15 Regrets voiced about Unitec merger The daughter of the late Sir John Turei says she’s heartened by statements from the board and management of the combined Unitec and Manukau Institute of Technology that they wished they could turn the clock back over the merger process. Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:15