Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Karakia helps pave way for mosque post mortems Relationships formed years ago by the police ethnic services division have paid off as police mobilise to deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:45 Whakatohea hapū reject parallel negotiation process Whakatohea hapū are asking for negotiations over the Opotiki-based iwi’s claims to stop and a full historical inquiry to be mounted. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:06 Council and hapū ready for Waitara sell-off New Plymouth District Council has signed an agreement with Manukorihi and Otaraua hapu on how they will work together to manage the proceeds of the sale of Waitara land Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:54 Ihumaatao SOUL hikoi to parliament MEDIA RELEASE: Following a hugely successful Reclamation Festival at Ihumaatao on the weekend, supporters of the Auckland-based Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) Campaign will march through the streets of Wellington on 12 March, from Te Wharewaka to Parliament Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:21 Festival heightens Ihumatao split Representatives of the Ihumātao community and Fletcher Building are pushing back after a weekend Reclamation Festival to support a protest against the company’s plans to develop land next to the south Auckland village. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:00 Tuhoe kuia led call for national museum Flags have been flying at half mast at Te Papa Tongarewa to mark the death of long serving staffer Hema Temara at the age of 71. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:25 Tamihere tests Goff against Labour principles Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere says incumbent Phil Goff has made it tough for anybody earning under $80,000 to live in the city. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:06 Māori and Pacific scholars explore business, cultural connections in Taipei. Imagine spending a month in a foreign city, dedicating your time to learning a new language, exploring business opportunities, and discovering the cultural linkages across indigenous cultures and histories. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:30 Joint statement: Fletcher Building and Te Kawerau Iwi Tribal Authority & Settlement Trust. With regards to the weekend’s ‘Reclamation Festival’ at Ihumatao, Fletcher Residential Limited, the Makaurau Marae Maori Trust Board and The Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust & Tribal Authority, collectively the land owner of the Oruarangi Road SHA site and mana whenua of Ihumatao feel it is appropriate to remind the media that Mon, 04 Mar 2019 12:30 Whakatōhea claim delay a chance for reconciliation Eastern Bay of Plenty is Whakatōhea hopes to use a divisive treaty settlement process as a way to engage and unify its members. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:27 Pressure on mainstream following Whānau Ora report The head of the North Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Merepeka Raukawa Tait, wants to see Governement agencies start to work with Whānau Ora providers to achieve their outcomes. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:24 Taking "Whānau Ora" to the nation in "We Dream" Media Release: North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency released a national campaign today entitled ‘We Dream’ which is receiving wide support from well-known New Zealand personalities - Black Fern Ruby Tui, Former All Black Israel Dagg, his wife Daisy, All Black Patrick Tuipulotu, Silver Fern Phoenix Karaka, TV Presenter Stacey Morrison, The Cougar Boys and Hurricane star Vince Aso. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:03 Media Statement:Iwi Partnership Heartened by Positive Impact of Whānau Ora Co-Chairs of Te Taumata (the iwi partnership of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu), Amoroa (Molly) Luke and Dr Taku Parai, have today expressed their pleasure in receiving a copy of the report, Tipu Matoro ki te Ao, Final Report to Minister for Whānau Ora. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:00 It's time NZ children went on strike to shame adults over climate change inaction Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says now is the time for Children to shame adults into climate change action. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:15 Media Statement: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes the Whānau Ora Review Panel Report The Whānau Ora Review Panel has today issued its report on the accountability, transparency and sustainability of the Whānau Ora commissioning approach. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:00 Malcolm Mullholland on Paakiwaha On the 16th of October 2018 myself, my wife Wiki, along with some 150 women with advanced breast cancer and their whānau and supporters submitted two petitions on the steps of Parliament to fund the drugs Ibrance and Kadcyla, along with a document outlining a request for an inquiry into PHARMAC. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:45 Vote ban extra blow for Māori A justice reform advocate says denying prisoners the right to vote is an ongoing breach of their human rights and is a particular attack on Māori. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:30 Tamihere mayoral stand a test of character Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere says the country’s largest city is ready for a Maori mayor. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:30 Fine print keeps cancer drug from wāhine Women struggling with breast cancer are challenging the health and Māori affairs select committees to deliver on a promise to review the activities of drug buying agency Pharmac. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 08:39 La-Verne King to sit on district court Tai Tokerau lawyer La-Verne King has been appointed as a District Court Judge in Northland. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:30 Hapū champion wants a hapū led co-design There’s a call for the crown to fund Ngāpuhi hapū to come up with a new model for negotiating the tribe’s treaty settlement. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:27 Journey to the First Light Begins Ngati Porou Holding Company Ltd is pleased to be launching for the first time, the tourism experience, Maunga Hikurangi - Journey to the First Light. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:42 Christmas finance offers dress up danger as opportunity Flyers arriving in mailboxes encouraging Kiwis to “entertain now, pay later” are fuelling the pressure to spend at Christmas, even if it means racking up debt. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:45 Ngai Tai Rangitoto interests trump Fullers Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki could be a step closer to developing its tourism business on Rangitoto and Motutapu after the Supreme Court overturned concessions issued by the Department of Conservation. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:00 Marae tikanga softens Christmas parcel wait The bouncy castle has come out at Ngā Whare Waatea as the marae moves into the second week of its Christmas package giveaway with the Auckland City Mission. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:30 Matamata iwi takes step towards settlement The crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Hinerangi for an $8 million settlement, including the vesting of 14 scenic and historic reserves as cultural redress. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:57 Māori berry company appoints CEO and heavy weight directors. Miro LP, a Māori driven berry company, announced today the appointment of Liz Te Amo as Chief Executive Officer and two highly acclaimed industry leaders to their board of directors - Lain Jager and Bob Major. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:39 Now is the time for action. Kiwi’s can be proud of the New Zealand delegation in attendance at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 meeting in the city of Katowice, says Mike Smith, who is leading the Iwi Leaders Group on Climate Change. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00 Edward Te Rangihiwinui (Hiwi) Tauroa, 1927-2018 Former Race Relations Conciliator (Commissioner) Hiwi Tauroa (DCMG, CNZM, JP) age 91, passed away peacefully on 11 December 2018 surrounded by his whānau. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:25 UNITEC appoints Jenny Lee-Morgan as Professor of Māori Research Unitec Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of Jenny Lee-Morgan as Professor of Māori Research, responsible for leading Unitec’s Strategic Focus initiative on Māori Research. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:24 Māori submissions ignored in health report The leader of a Māori suicide prevention project says his roopu is shocked at the way Māori submissions were ignored in the writing of the report for the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:24 Words good but land better for Tauranga apology A Tauranga kaumatua says the iwi is looking forward to a new relationship with the Anglican Church after an apology for a major historical injustice. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:18 Iwi owed discount on Napier Port shares An iwi leader is challenging Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to make shares in the Port of Napier available to iwi and local residents for a discount, to ensure control of the asset stays in the region. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:00 Tipene old boys pursue leadership dream The head of a roopu trying to reopen St Stephen’s College says Māori boarding schools are needed to build future generations of Maori leadership. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:36 Workforce focus for new top nurse The Health Ministry’s new chief nursing officer says priorities will be achieving equity in health outcomes for Māori and ensuring a sustainable workforce will be a major aim for her job. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:03 Whānau business ‘Fush’ among the auspicious line up for Māori Language Awards A whānau driven business designed to make an impact on the use of te reo in the South Island has been announced as a finalist in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:18 Pride critics hijack history A Māori transgender woman is rejecting the use of her history to ban police from marching in uniform in Auckland’s pride parade. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:35 Whānau Ora funding recipients finalists in Māori Language Awards Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Rangitāne o Wairau on being announced as finalists in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards for their Whānau Ora initiative Rauemi Tautoko mō Rangitāne o Wairau . Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:00 Put up or shut up time for hostile hapū It’s D-Day for Ngāpuhi hapu as the first hui are held to collect their views on the proposed evolved mandate for resuming negotiations on settlement of historic claims. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:18 Māori Sports Awards finalists announced Chief Executive of Te Tohu Takaaro Maori Dick Garratt from Ngai Tuhoe says one of the greatests challenges is to get nominations from different Maori and tauiwi sport organisations. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:36 Ngāi Tahu to formally partner with Oranga Tamariki Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu became the first iwi to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:03 Māori and Pacific peoples more likely to suffer from gout, less likely to be treated Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for gout, despite being significantly more likely to be affected by the disease than other ethnicities. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:30 Mandate hui important for Ngapuhi Ngapuhi has started voting on changing the mandate for negotiating its treaty claims, with several hui held over the weekend. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:54 Māori tech entrepeneurs to explore opportunities in Vietnam Vietnam is quickly gaining a reputation for its entrepreneurial spirit - and five Māori entrepreneurs will get the chance to experience the country’s tech-hungry culture on a visit in November. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:03 KiwiBuild middle class welfare A veteran social activist and Mana candidate says Labour’s KiwiBuild policy is turning into middle class welfare. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:06 Special education aides to boost schools A Māori education unionist is welcoming a $217 million boost in funding for special education. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:51 America’s Cup boat builder celebrates with Opotiki iwi and local youth on the launch of Kukutai A little bit of America’s Cup touched Opotiki with the launch of Kukutai, a new aquaculture vessel, purpose-built for the challenging conditions of an offshore Bay of Plenty mussel farm. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:09 Kaihoe paddle way to health Massey University researchers have confirmed the value of waka ama to health promotion. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:12 Compromises result in saleable Ngāpuhi package Ngāpuhi chair Sonny Tau expects a positive response to the latest proposed structure to negotiate the tribe’s historic claim settlement. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:30 Finalists for 2018 Māori Radio Awards Announced Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori congratulates the finalists for the Māori Radio Awards 2018 with the winners to be announced at an invitation-only awards evening on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:39 Love and forgiveness for Sir Ngātata A call for forgiveness from Dame Tariana Turia for the late Sir Ngātata Love. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:51 End of era as Sir Ngātata Love remembered A whānau member from Puketapu hapū and a loyal supporter of Sir Ngātata Love says his death is a great loss and his achievements and influence will need to be re-evaluated in the years ahead. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:00 Decolonising Smith wins top science tohu A major accolade in this year’s Research Honours Aotearoa Awards for University of Waikato professor Linda Tuhīwai Smith. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:42 Guerilla cycle track damages maunga Auckland's Tūpuna Maunga Authority is investigating a 20 metre track cut into the side of Ōtāhuhu /Mt Richmond. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:30 Finlayson ready to leave parliament Former Treaty of Waitangi negotiations minister Christopher Finlayson has revealed he is preparing to leave parliament and resume his legal career. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:06 System keeping Māori health behind An urban Maori leader says Maori are fighting the same battles over health as leaders like Te Rangi Hiroa, Sir Maui Pomare and Sir Apirana Ngata fought a century ago. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:21 Bitter test for honey producers A Māori honey producer says a new test for manuka honey isn’t fit for purpose, and it’s threatening the viability of many Māori apiarists. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:57 Māori sidelined in National Party raruraru New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the Māori composition of Parliament won't be changed by the ructions in the National Party. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:36 All teachers challenged to widen world view The head of the Principals Federation says a lack of familiarity with things Māori can’t be held against migrant teachers - because many New Zealand-born teachers also lack cultural awareness. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:36 Wāhine march to extend life Supporters of women who want Pharmac to fund their cancer drugs feel heartened by the response from MPs when they delivered letters asking for an inquiry. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:51 Māori input needed in justice reform An Auckland restorative justice worker says there is a real mood for change to the criminal justice system. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:51 Indigenous hui builds business capacity Delegates have headed home from last week’s World Indigenous Conference fired up with new idea, connections and potential partnerships. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:00 Ngāti Kuta Patukeha reject Proposal for Ngāpuhi Treaty Settlement Negotiations - Evolution of the Mandate MEDIA RELEASE: Today we have advised the Minister for Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little, that we categorically reject the proposal that Tuhoronuku and/or Te Kotahitanga are to negotiate our Te Tririti claims Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:00 Taurua justfies top spot The Silver Ferns' first win over Australia in six years is being seen as a indictment of Netball New Zealand's past treatment of coach Noeline Taurua. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:54 Criminal justice panel seeking victims' views The head of the panel looking into the criminal justice system says victims take a less punitive approach than those whose lives are unlikely to be touched by crime. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:51 Teachers need help over fear factor A Māori education consultant says many in the sector need help to get over the fear factor when it comes to teaching Māori children. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:36 Tainui houses growing where falcons fed The ground has been broken for Te Kaarearea, a housing development in Hamilton East shared between Waikato Tainui and Housing New Zealand. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:51 History key to understanding nation Advocacy group Action Station are calling for te reo Māori and New Zealand history should be core subjects in all schools. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:06 Whakatōhea board tries to hold settlement together The chair of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board Robert Edwards says the iwi needs to hold together to get a settlement of its historic treaty claims. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:18 Kiro takes Māori leadership role at university Former Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine and Ngāti Kahu is the university of Auckland's new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori). Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:57 Māori models to feature on Paris catwalk A Māori agency has been asked to provide models for an American designer showing at the Parish Fashion Week. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:30 Dollar signs divide Whakatohea A Whakatohea hapū is objecting to a poll aimed at getting clarity about how the eastern bay of Plenty iwi wants to deal with its historic treaty settlement. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:06 New plan weighs cost of caring The Government is developing a plan to provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:51 Borstals past use by date The Commissioner for Children is calling for the phased closure of the present care and protection residences as part of a shift away from our current state care system to a kaupapa Māori driven approach. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:42 King caught in door protest Māori Women's Welfare League president Prue Kapua is dismissing an incident at the start of the league's conference as sour grapes by supporters of a defeated candidate for her job. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:24 Weight challenge more than raw BMI A Northland doctor wants public health specialists to rethink their approach to tackling obesity in Māori. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:57 MWWL eyes child welfare role Māori Women’s Welfare league president Prue Kapua says controversy over her getting a second term is limited to a small group within the league, and this week’s annual conference has much bigger issues to deal with. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:12 Little happy with Ngāpuhi process A third round of consultation hui will be held next month on proposals to evolve the mandate for negotiating Ngāpuhi’s historic settlement. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:36 Shareholder pride behind dirty mining appeal South Taranaki iwi Ngāti Ruanui is saddling up to go back into the court against Trans Tasman Resources Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:00 Ocean oil protesters share battle stories Greenpeace campaign vessel the Rainbow Warrior 3 has arrived in Wellington after the North Island leg of its Making Oil History tour. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:48 Heart attack prompts cycle hikoi A Manurewa man intends to peddle from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds for Mike King's Key to Life suicide prevention charity and Totara Hospice. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:33 Welfare League takes on Oranga Tamariki Māori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kāpua says the league will continue to challenge Oranga Tamariki and other crown agencies to give up some of their power. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:39 Māori and Pacific culture celebrated in UK New Zealand and Pacific Island passport holders are to get free entry to an exhibition opening in London this week that marks 250 years since the start of Captain Cook’s first Endeavour expedition to the South Pacific. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:33 Parr under fire for Māori broadcast plans Associate Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says the head of the Mori broadcast funding agency needs to be reined in. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00 Meth compo falls short of loss Poverty advocates say the compensation offered to people wrongly kicked out of tehri state homes because of overblown fears of methamphetamine contamination is too low. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:42 Plastics threatening NZ seabirds MPs have been told New Zealand has a major plastic crisis, and it’s threatening the country’s seabirds. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:30 Māori boost vital across government for prosperous Aotearoa A former Māori Minister says the Government’s blueprint needs to acknowledge the need to tackle Māori disadvantage. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:39 Tipene preaches Ngāpuhi unity within division Ngāpuhi leaders are presenting a new proposal of how to negotiate a settlement of the tribe’s claim even though they have yet to reach agreement among themselves. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:30 Wiki reo Māori ready for prime time Strong calls have come out of this year’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori for Māori to become a core subject in the country’s schools. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:45 Ministers challenged to honour mining pledge Coromandel anti-mining activists are calling on Government Ministers to honour commitments to protect conservation action from mining. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:42 Charlotte Severne first wahine Māori Trustee Geologist Charlotte Severne of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāi Tūhoe has been appointed the new Māori Trustee, replacing Jamie Tuuta. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:09 Choice not compulsion best for reo learning A leader in the Kōhanga reo movement is speaking out against making Māori lessons compulsory in schools. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:24 Tāmaki Mākaurau get your hikoi on for te wiki o reo Māori Auckland’s Sky Tower has got into the spirit of te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:54 Momentum grows for core reo A leading Māori language advocate says making te reo Māori a core subject in schools is a way of saying it’s time to ramp up the language. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:54 Black attack silenced Māori male leadership A long time friend of Awanuiārangi Black says he'd like to see those who made and published allegations about the late Tauranga Moana leader and Bay of Plenty regional councillor. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 16:30 Council widens Ngāti Paoa split The Ngāti Paoa Trust Board says Auckland Council is ignoring a court order spelling out it is the body that speaks for the iwi on resource management issues. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 16:27 Taurua sets sights high and fast New Silver Ferns coach says she has her sights firmly set on next year's Netball World Cup in Liverpool. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:51 Te Arawa hikoi remembers Talei Morrison Te Arawa women have launched a national Smear Your Mea Day in memory of the late Talei Roimata Morrison, who campaigned for wāhine Māori to get themselves tested for cervical cancer. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:33 Ruatoria gearing up for cannabis industry It’s all go at Hikurangi Cannabis with the Ministry of Health granting the licence it needs to breed the varieties of the plant suitable for use in medicines. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:30 Wayne Mulligan Chair of Tuiora Ltd A Māori health organisation that has grown from employing a few staff to about 160, is celebrating its 20th birthday. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:42