Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Ardern confident policies in line Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says talks with New Zealand First about who should form the next government have primarily been about policy. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:48 Stonefields development sign off challenged The group Save Our Unique Landscape is off to the the Environment Court to appeal a decision clearing the way for a housing development at Ihumatao. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:33 Rongoa way to heal communities It's Conservation Week and that has many Maori looking at the ngahere and wanting to understand its secrets. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:06 Lake owners surf tourism wave Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board is ramping up its investment in tourism. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:06 Whakaue feels loss of hospital advocates Ngati Whakaue says the quality of care for Maori in Rotorua Hospital has got worse since the Lakeland District Heath board axed its Hunga Manaaki service. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:06 Industry noise drowns out whale science A marine biologist is pushing back against an oil industry lobbyist’s claim that seismic testing is a threat to marine mammals. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:51 Economic goals more than just dollars An economist who has taken on the task of measuring the Maori economy says Maori have the chance to move the conversation from crude financial measures to the social value of assets. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:51 Maori values to help treat wastewater clean up Rotorua Lakes Council is taking a lead incorporating Maori values and matauranga into its wastewater treatment programme. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:45 Waka taua begins commemorations for darkest day What has been called New Zealand's darkest day is being commemorated today in Belgium and in places around Aoteraroa. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:24 Ngati Hine standing up to be counted A Ngati Hine leader hopes that getting included as a separate iwi in the next census will strengthen their hand in their long-running tussle with Te Runanga o Ngapuhi. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:24 Sacrifice remembered at Passchendaele Today's commemorations in Belgium of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele have focused on the loss of more than 800 New Zealand troops that day, but they are also a reminder of the larger sacrifices made in World War 1. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:57 Time to use iwi child protection role The Children’s Commissioner says there is no legal obstacle to iwi taking custody of children from the courts, but the option has never been taken. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:09 Nursing fraternity pays tribute to kuia Vera Morgan The Nurses Organisation is remembering the contribution its kuia Vera Morgan made to making sure Maori voices were heard through the union. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:15 ACT attention seeking with Maori portfolio attack New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is rejecting advice from ACT MP David Seymour to put an end to the role of Minister for Maori Affairs. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:20 PEPANZ Chief Executive, Cameron Madgwick Cameron Madgwick from PEPANZ / Petroleum Exploration and Production New Zealand, responds to comments from a recent interview on Radio Waatea by Mike Smith of Greenpeace about seismic surveys. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:21 CE Te Ohu Kaimoana, Dion Tuuta Last year the National government announced it would establish the Kermadecs Marine Sanctuary but as the country is still waiting who will be the next government is this still on the table. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:15 NZ First leader Winston Peters NZ First leader Winston Peters takes time out of his busy schedule to talk with Dale Husband Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:24 Professor Tracey Mcintosh Professor Tracey McIntosh, of the University of Auckland, has been awarded the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:21 Tauranga museum site search for mauri Tauranga Maori are pushing for the city's proposed new museum to be a standalone entity, rather than incorporated into a new library. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:06 Auckland tackles homelessness with housing first approach Auckland mayor Phil Goff says 190 people and families have been housed in just a few months under a housing first initiative Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:06 Greens count on change Green MP Marama Davidson is confident there will be a change of Government. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27 Drop in space for Rotorua homeless As Rotorua becomes one of the worst places in the country for homelessness, community members are finding ways to ease the burden. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:57 Snail post slowing vote count Labour MP Peeni Henare believes overseas special voting could be done online to speed up the counting process. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:15 Low turn-out concern for Tirikatene Newly re-elected Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene wants to see something done to boost the number of young people who enrol and vote. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00 Ngati Whatua keen to reclaim port space Ngatu Whatua Orakei say it’s time to move the port of Auckland. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:00 Crown needs to let go of social policy levers Maori Women's Welfare League president Prue Kapua says it's time for government agencies to give community-based organisations like the league a greater role in the delivery of services. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:24 Marama Fox finds hope in houses Marama Fox is leaving the house of parliament, but housing is still top of her thoughts. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:15 Orakei keen on elected roles A Ngati Whatua Orakei spokesperson hopes Auckland Council will seize the moment and vote for Maori wards. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:12 Land and people get attention of council Rotorua Lakes Council’s new general manager Maori says it’s an opportunity to show how Maori can lead change at environmental, social and cultural levels. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00 McDonald sees Greens-NZ First alignment The Green Party's Jack McDonald says there is the best opportunity in a generation to form a government of the left. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00 Ngatiwai looks at settlement barrier Northland iwi Ngatiwai has joined the queue of tribes upset at the way the crown is dealing with overlapping interests in the Hauraki settlement. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00 Maori seats not needed New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the election shows how Maori can take their place in parliament without the Maori seats. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:00 Greens seek common ground with NZ First As the politicians gather in Wellington to start coalition talks, Greens leader James Shaw is dismissing past statements by Winston Peters he couldn't work with his party. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:54 Maori lined up for cabinet posts Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis says Maori will be well represented in cabinet if Jacinda Ardern gets the chance to form a government. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:48 Whanau software finds international family The man responsible for selling West-Auckland developed software into North America says a strategic partnership with an Alaskan native-owned IT company is a major step forward. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:21 Erosion threat to urupa An Auckland iwi is working with its local board to protect one of the city’s geological treasures. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:03 Low Maori turn-out concern for Green Green MP Marama Davidson says the party has a lot of work to do to boost voter participation. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:15 Disallowed vote sparks petition Should a vote count from beyond the grave. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00 Board welcomes increase in visible te reo Māori The Independent Māori Statutory Board welcomes a raft of new Auckland Council initiatives that will increase visibility of te reo Māori. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:18 Ngati Mutunga wahine toa laid to rest Ngati Mutunga is today laying to rest Evelyn Tuuta, a tireless champion of its interests in Te Wharekauri-Chatham Islands. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00 Candidate on own over takataapui comment Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox is defending the right of one of her party's candidates to attack homosexual law reform - even though she has been part of that reform. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00 Reo progress hinges on vote turnaround Greens leader James Shaw says it’s well past time that every New Zealand school pupil was learning te reo Maori. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:45 Jet fuel spill kills taonga species Ruakaka hapu Patuharakeke is concerned at the leak of fuel from pipeline taking aircraft fuel between the Marsden Point refinery and Auckland airport. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:09 Budget service exposes boarding house blight Jacinda Ardern is promising Labour will regulate boarding houses to ensure they are fit for purpose as part of a range of measures to address the needs of low income families. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30 Pakeha champions help reo acceptance The appearance of more Pakeha in this year’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori is a deliberate strategy as the Maori Language Commission tries to engage the whole of Aotearoa in the revitalisation of te reo. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00 Rongowhakaata taonga on show Rongowhakaata gets a chance to share its stories from next Friday when it takes over the paepae at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:57 Electoral Commission acts on Maori voting hurdles The Electoral Commission says it’s taking seriously complaints about the way Maori voters are being treated by polling officials. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:48 New generation brings skills to Tainui board The new chair of Te Whakakitenga o Waikato says the weekend elections show Waikato Tainui wants generational renewal. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30 Tuhoronuku claims mandate holding Ngapuhi body Tuhoronuku says 70 percent of the iwi want it to continue representing them in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:30 Waitangi waiting for political shift Labour deputy leader and Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis says Bill English should rethink his plans for Waitangi Day. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39 Goals to achieve before parliamentary run for OSullivan Kaitaia doctor Lance O'Sullivan hopes his statement of intent to stand for the Maori Party in 2020 will boost the party's chances this election. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39 Election staff shake-up needed Labour's Hauraki Waikato candidate Nanaia Mahuta has similar concerns about the Electoral Commisison to those that have sparked a formal compaint. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:24 Capital gains still on Green tax agenda Greens' Tamaki Makaurau candidate Marama Davidson says a capital gains tax is an essential step into turning houses into homes rather than investments. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:09 Seabed mining a huge concern for Tai Hauauru candidate Maori Party candidate Howie Tamati says the Environmental Protection Agency's green light for Trans Tasman Resources to suck 50 million tonnes of sand a year from off the coast of Patea has Maori thoroughly engaged. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00 Value for Maori part of Whanau Ora test Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu head Helen Leahy says measuring the social impact of whanau ora is as important as measuring its economic impact. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00 Reo for all long term aim Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis would like to see every child given the opportunity to study te reo Maori. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:18 Gangs part of justice solution Make gangs part of the solution. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:51 Labour Maori candidates shrug off recent history Meka Whaititi is pushing back against the Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell's claim that Labour has softened its opposition to his Ture Whenua Maori Bill. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:39 University explores expressions of mana Maori motuhake Waikato University is today exploring some of the ways mana motuhake is expressed. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:30 2030 target for generation reo The Greens have set 2030 as the date they want to have te reo Maori a part of the core curriculum up to year 10. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:24 Council app will help marae interaction Waikato Regional Council is the latest organisation to take advantage of Kiwi Digital's ability to put language and tailored cultural information into an app. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:30 Settlement gives Maru wide footprint A Hauraki negotiator hopes the iwi's collective settlement can be signed off before next week's election, leaving the incoming Governemnt wiht just the task of legislating all the individual and collective settleements. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:30 He Toki delivers on investment and upskilling young Maori The chair of a highly successful Ngai Tahu training project says a concerted effort is needed to get young Maori into the workforce. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:30 Plaque could tell real fencible tale The Auckland man behind a petition to remove a memorial to a brutal Land Wars soldier believes a solution may have been found. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:39 Hauraki claims lined up for settling The treaty settlement process in Hauraki is starting to wind up, with Ngati Patukirikiri, Ngati Maru and Ngati Tamatera settlements now going out for ratification after being initialled last Friday. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:39 Mana whenua vital for taiao plans Green MP Marama Davidson says support and leadership from mana whenua is critical for the party’s plan to plant 1.2 billion trees. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:51 Lincoln study puts price on Whanau Ora Research to be released today will show how investment in Whanau Ora pays not just in social and cultural terms but financially. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:48 People and environment frame election climate Tangata and taiao are what the Maori Party’s Hauraki Waikato candidate Rahui Papa is hearing about on the election campaign. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:39 Fox at sea with oil drill attack Labour’s Tamaki Makaurau candidate Peeni Henare is rejecting claims by Maori Party co leader Marama Fox that the party’s Maori MPs are under the thumb of Labour’s Pakeha leadership. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:15 Beat up to bring Party down Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says questions over a candidate allegedly offering online cash credits for votes is a beat up. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:00 Te reo Maori brings poetry to Dobbyn waiata A Maori version of the country’s most enduring songs is being released today in time for Maori Language Week. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:00 Not everyone caught up in Jacindamania; Taurima The Maori Party’s Tamaki Makaurau candidate believes many of his potential voters are insulated from Jacindamania, so he’s still in with a chance. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:55 Rogernomics lessons learned in Murupara Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is treating an attack from former Labour government minister Richard Prebble as high praise. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:00 Tornado destroys Arahura kohanga The chair of Ngai Tahu's Ngati Waewae Runanga says the small Arahura community will bounce back from a tornado that destroyed its kohanga reo. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:00 Turbulent water too much for Government Greens leader James Shaw says governments can't keep kicking the issue of water down the road. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:00 Poverty reduction part of drug strategy An expert in hard to reach communities such as gangs says you can't tackle drugs without tackling poverty. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:45 Compassionate response drops prison numbers An addiction specialist says a disproportionate response to Maori drug use is unfair and counterproductive. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:39 Indigenous declaration finding place in Aotearoa An expert in indigenous peoples' rights in international and constitutional law says the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is affecting the way New Zealand courts and tribunals view Maori issues. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00 NZ First rail plan undercuts Waikato Tainui investment The Maori Party's Hauraki Waikato candidate isn't impressed with New Zealand First's promise to move Auckland's port operations to Northport near Whangarei. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00 ACT fails on education lessons - Davis Labour’s deputy leader Kelvin Davis says National and its support party ACT are pushing failed policies that show they fail to understand the complexity of education. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:00 Aunties and nannies secret political weapon Hauraki Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta says voting is something that needs whanau support. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:15 Keep calm and poll on as Greens claw back Green MP Marama Davidson says the party is clawing back after its tumble in support, and it's counting on Maori support to help it back into parliament. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:00 Maori under threat if human rights skimped Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis says National's assault on human rights is a threat to all Maori. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:24 Hapu autonomy vital for Ngapuhi kotahitanga The chair of Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu o Ngapuhi says tribal members have a vision of the future that doesn't include the mandated treaty negotiations body Tuhoronuku. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:03 Seven groups appeal seabed destruction Seven groups have appealed against the 35-year resource consent granted to Trans Tasman Resources Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:42 Mana Maori to the fore Maori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan has shared a stage in Whangarei with Hone Harawira to urge Maori Party supporters in Te Taitokerau to give their electorate votes to the Mana candidate. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:57 Auckland student performers to Stand Up, Stand Out Auckland secondary schools will find out tomorrow who are best singers, musicians and dancers in the region. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:57 Abuse claimants welcome UN backing A laywer acting for claimants seeking a Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into the historic abuse of children and young people in state care has welcomed the call by a United Nations Committee for an independent inquiry. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:33 NZ First calms forestry fears New Zealand First has moved to reassure the forestry sector it has its interest at heart. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:39 PM out of touch in education promises The Principals’ Federation says Prime Minister Bill English is out of touch with education and he’s throwing policies into the election mix that can’t be delivered on. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:03 Tamati supports Ngati Ruanui option for marine sanctuary The Maori Party's Te Tai Hauauru candidate is calling for the establishment of a marine mammal sanctuary off the coast of South Taranaki. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:36 Coffey questions ministers gains for Waiariki electorate Labour's Waiariki candidate is asking what Maori in the electorate have got from having the Minister for Maori Development as their MP. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:21 Close listening critical in suicide prevention Learn how to listen to kids. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:33 Quitline good but choking off smokers' supply best Thumbs up for Quitline, but other anti-smoking initiatives may be even better. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:39 Slippery Hosking prompts boycott call The Maori Party is unimpressed with broadcaster Mike Hosking’s refusal to acknowledge he gave viewers false information on party voting. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:24 Suicides highlight far north emergency A far north social entrepreneur says the area’s high suicide rate is a symptom of a community in crisis, and a state of emergency needs to be declared. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:54 "We got this" as Fox slams slogans Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox has shifted into full campaign mode, attacking both National and Labour. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:36 Forestry death a system failure The Council for Trade Unions says the forestry industry and government aren't doing enough to keep workers safe. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:45 Maori team plan helps win maunga contract The Tupuna Maunga Authority says cultural factors were part of the decision to give a five year maintenance contract for 12 of the 14 Auckland volcanic cones it manages to Recreational Services Limited Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:36 Strained relations need marae resolution Ngati Paoa negotiators Morehu Wilson and Hauauru Rawiri say they would be happy to work through their differences with Ngati Whatua Orakei on the marae aatea, but it is the other tribe that insists on going to court. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:21