Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Free Green questions not for cheap political shots Greens leader James Shaw hopes National won't take cheap shots with the questions he has given it. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:24 New Government gets Ihumatao challenge A group protesting Fletchers Residential’s planned 480 home development at Ihumatao hopes its third appearance before a United Nations committee will get some action. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:54 Polyfest shows off best of culture Polyfest 2018 has ended for another year with 10,000 Auckland secondary school students performing their hearts out and upwards of 100,000 people turning out the the Manukau Sports Bowl over the four days to watch them. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:48 Whānau Ora Symposium 2018 brings the Waka together in Marlborough The annual Whānau Ora Symposium, hosted by Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu is being held for the first time in Te Tau Ihu. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:39 Ngati Rangi backs DOC's mahi The chief negotiator for Ruapehu iwi Ngati Rangi wants to see changes to the way the Department of Conservation is funded. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:36 petition organiser Renae Maihi on Paakiwaha Over 60,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Prime Minister to strip Sir Bob Jones of his knighthood. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:45 Huhana Lyndon, Te Putake o te Riri on Paakiwaha Divided memories create divided people. Justice is founded on shared understandings of the past. Te Pūtake o te Riri seeks to foster not uniformity, but critical awareness and mutual recognition. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:57 Nuku ki te Puku spokesperson Wayne Mulligan on Paakiwaha A group of Māori Entrepreneurs have collaborated with scientists, investors, marketers and horticulturalists to establish a new venture, NUKU ki te PukuTM, focusing on the development of innovative nutrition solutions supported by health claims for the world. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:54 GM - Te Hiku Media, Peter Lucas Jones on Paakiwaha Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran has been slammed for convening a commission on the future of public media funding that doesn’t include any Maori. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:42 Te Tai Tonga MP, Rino Tirikatene on Paakiwaha The people of Wharekauri- Rekohu yesterday laid to rest the last officer of 28 Maori Battalion, Alfred Buntry Preece, who died on Friday aged 96. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:39 Paula Cuff, Senior Manager Maori Strategy & Partnerships, Creative NZ on Paakiwaha Creative New Zealand will soon engage with Māori across the length and breadth of Aotearoa as a first step in developing a by Māori for Aotearoa Māori arts strategy. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09 Raewyn Tipene CE He Puna Marama Trust on Paakiwaha Raewyn Tipene from He Puna Marama Trust which operates a charter school in the North talks about what the new Bill will mean for current charter schools. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:00 Artist, Ross Hemera on Paakiwaha Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu, the eight-episode web series exploring the practice and success of a group of talented Ngāi Tahu artists, has been selected to screen at two coveted film festivals - Māoriland 2018 and the Vancouver Web Fest. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:42 Huhana Lyndon on Paakiwaha Te Matarau Education Trust has been engaged by Te Puni Kokiri to lead the co design of a regional trade training strategy and implementation plan for Tai Tokerau. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:36 Kura Moeahu on Paakiwaha Having never had its own haka, 1,000 individuals are currently learning a new haka for Wellington, Kupe Hautoa, to be ready in time for Kupe: Festival Opening Night, at 7pm on Friday 23 February 2018. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00 Marae solution for remand crisis A Maori lawyer is proposing alleged offenders be put under the care of marae as a way to address a big jump in the number of remand prisoners. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:55 DOC joins Te Kuha coal mine fight The new Government has shown it wants to give the Department of Conservation its voice back as an advocate for the environment. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:54 Hauraki Greenland a quiet advocate Maori have lost a quiet but compelling voice in Wellington with the death of Hauraki Greenland. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:35 Te Ohu keen to tackle catch conflict The Maori fisheries settlement trust wants to know how many fish recreational fishers are catching. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:21 Planning vital in employment scheme Employment Minister Willie Jackson says there won’t be work for the dole on his watch, but he does agree with Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones that targeted schemes are needed to address high Maori unemployment in some parts of the country Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:54 Coffey calls on kaumatua for tautoko Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and members of Labour's Maori caucus will be at Te Papaiouru Marae in Ohinemutu on Friday where new Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey will unveil an advisory council of selected kaumatua to support him on his political journey. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:54 Waiariki MP, Tamati Coffey on Paakiwaha "Kahui Koeke" Serving the people of the Waiariki is a big job,” says Coffey. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:33 Victoria University boosts Maori outreach Wellington's Victoria University is looking to turbo-charge iwi scholarship programmes. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:09 Support grows against te reo Maori moaners Race Relations Conciliator Dame Susan Devoy says the response to a column complaining about the amount of te reo Maori heard on RNZ National shows how the language is becoming normalised. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:09 Team hailed for living Maori research Putting Maori communities and kaupapa at the centre of their research has won Waikato University’s Te Kotahi Research Institute this year’s New Zealand Research in Education group award. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:15 Enough is enough for oil warriors A blast from the past is how Taranaki iwi see the arrival of the world’s largest seismic survey ship in their waters over the weekend. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:06 Ngai Tahu ready to do things differently The kaiwhakahare of Ngai Tahu is looking at a change in management style and direction for the South Island iwi. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:39 Brash defends history shocker Gallagher Former National Party and ACT leader Don Brash is defending an attack on the Treaty of Waitangi reconciliation process by Waikato business leader Sir William Gallagher. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:09 Lisa Tumahai, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu on Paakiwaha Lisa Tumahai, representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, was appointed as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu following an election. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:57 Wananga to sustain and keep Tainui paepae strong A group which gives guidance on tikanga within Waikato Tainui is loosening the conventions in an effort to increase the pool of speakers available for marae. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:54 Lawyers challenged to pull all into waka Maori lawyers have been challenged to ensure Maori aren’t left behind in the post-settlement era. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:57 Time to axe prisons A Maori legal scholar says incarcerating people is alien to indigenous peoples, and New Zealand needs to start thinking about how it can shut its prisons down. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:09 Seat progress too slow for Judd Former New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd says if his petition doesn’t result into changes in the way councils go about getting Maori representation, he’ll crowd fund to get the money he needs to take the crown to court on this issue. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:27 Whai Rawa helps Ngai Tahu share settlement Ngai Tahu has spent 20 years building up a sound financial base, and now it can concentrate more on the well-being of its people. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:24 No space for hapu settlements Tuhoronuku chair Hone Sadler has warned new Treaty negotiations Minister Andrew Little against creating expectations the Ngapuhi claims can be settled at hapu level. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:51 TPP spin machine challenged A critic of the Trans Pacific Partnership says the Treaty of Waitangi protection section of the proposed agreement isn't as robust as the Government claims it is. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:18 Haka threat backfires in Tonga win They crossed the line Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:15 Joe Te Rito, Ako Aotearoa Deputy Director Maori on Paakiwaha Media release: Supporting learners of te reo Māori in tertiary education organisations Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00 River people offer new way to see the world The naming of the first Te Pou Tupua for the Whanganui River is being called a victory for the tribe’s refusal to let go of its essence through 180 years of colonisation. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:00 Tikanga sought in treaty settlements The author of a new book on treaty law wants to see more tikanga Maori reflected in treaty settlements. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:30 Lower North Island logical for eighth Maori seat Maori advocacy group Te Ata Tino Toa is picking if next year’s Maori option results in an eighth Maori seat, it would be created in the lower North Island. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:21 Study to probe adoption hurt The tumuaki of Te Wananga o Raukawa, Mereana Selby, says Marsden Funded research into adoption is long overdue. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:12 Maori research chasing storms Otago University will show off its Maori research in its biennial Hui Poutama, a two-day symposium starting tomorrow. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:09 What is the Future for Kaupapa Maori ? Over the last twenty years, Kaupapa Māori has become central to the work of researchers in the field of Māori education and indigenous studies and in the areas of social policy and practice from architecture to law to public health. But what is its future for Māori and New Zealand? Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:24 Living representatives of Whanganui River Dame Tariana Turia and Whanganui poukorero Turama Hawira have been formally confirmed as the first Pou Tupua for the Whanganui River in a pre-dawn ceremony at the riverside in Taumarunui this weekend. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:09 Parihaka principles continue to inspire The organiser of a Parihaka commemoration in Tamaki Makaurau says the story of non-violent resistance continues to inspire activists. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:57 Davidson keen to advance Parihaka bill Green MP Marama Davidson marked the 136th anniversary of the crown invasion of Parihaka by picking up a bill to establish November 5 as a national day of commemoration. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:51 Studio shift gives Ikin edge Maori Television’s board has rewarded Keith Ikin for stepping in as acting chief executive by giving him the top job. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:48 New mussel assets provide boost for Kono Kono, the Māori-owned top 100 New Zealand food and drinks company based at the top of the South Island, has acquired Ngāi Tahu Seafood’s greenshell mussel assets. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:36 Women dominate Maori Journalism Awards Massey University has announced the finalists in this year’s Māori Journalist of the Year Awards and the list is dominated by women. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:33 Dancing with the King: The rise and fall of the King Country A riveting account of the twenty years after the New Zealand Wars when Māori governed their own independent state in the King Country. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:30 AMP National scholarship winner Tama ‘Eminukutepua receives $10,000 AMP Scholarship to pursue his dream of running an after-hours mobile suicide response team Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:30 Jackson takes aim at phony figures Employment Willie Jackson is keen to look beyond the statistics as he gets into his new responsiibilites. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:36 Kono buys Ngai Tahu mussel assets Wakatu incorporation-owned food and drinks company Kono,has bought Ngai Tahu Seafood’s greenshell mussel assets including the right to lease 15 marine farms in Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Collingwood. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:09 Maori lens often missing in mainstream media Last year’s winner Maiki Sherman has again made the finals of the Massey University Maori Journalist of the Year Awards, run alongside Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:00 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