Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Pouto challenge chance to share history A multisport event and family day in one of the country’s remotest spots tomorrow is how Northland iwi Te Uri o Hau hopes to draw some of its people back home. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:18 Maori electoral option from April Maori voters will soon get a chance to choose between being on the Maori roll or the general roll. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:45 Lake Wairarapa going back to iwi The southern section of Ngati Kahungunu has initialled a deed of settlement that could result in more than 19,000 hectares of land coming back to the iwi. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:06 Waikeria build poor use of putea Justice reform group Just Speak says going ahead with the Waikaria mega-prison means investing another billion dollars in a failed rehabilitation model. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:27 Willing hands for Orongomai makeover More than 90 whanau from Upper Hutt's Orongomai Marae were welcomed on site this morning ready for three days of mahi for a Marae DIY overhaul. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:09 King tides highlight Arawa climate moves Te Arawa is looking at ways to support coastal whanau who may be impacted by climate change. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:33 Transition plan essential as world heats up Climate Change Minster James Shaw says the transition from fossil fuels will take decades, but it is essential to have a plan if we are to get there. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30 Parihaka Reconciliation Bill has first reading A large ope from Parihaka was at parliament today for the first reading of the Parihaka Reconciliation Bill. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30 Taranaki mana whenua share oil field tales Tangata whenua, environmentalists and other activists are heading for Wellington to voice their opposition to next week's Petroleum Conference. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30 Psychological stress in overcrowded ECE The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists is warning there could be long term consequences from over-crowding in early childhood centres. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00 Parties on same page over oil free future New Zealand First leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is warning against reading too much into the Prime Minister's surprise decision to receive a petition calling for an end to oil and gas exploration. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:45 Hato Paora tour reconnects to whanau Rugby, history, kapa haka, whanaungatanga and rugby are on the agenda for a tour of Te Taitokerau by 56 senior students from the largest Maori boys boarding school, Hato Paora in Feilding. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:57 MPs challenged on Maori radio silence National’s Maori development spokesperson says the failure to include Maori representation on the new public media advisory group is a clear breach of the treaty of Waitangi. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:27 Job aspirations key for tangata haua Employment Minister Willie Jackson and Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni have welcomed today's release at parliament of guidelines for supporting disabled people into work. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:24 Failed business model holding back Maori broadcasting A leading Maori producer says the business model for funding Maori broadcasting has failed and needs to be overhauled. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:48 Maunga authority to cull diseased elms from Ohinerau It's action stations on Ohinerau / Mt Hobson next week when Auckland Council arborists under the direction of the Tupuna Maunga Authority will remove around 18 trees infected with Dutch Elm Disease. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:51 Iwi aligns efforts with TSB Te Atiawa is to sign a memorandum of understanding with the TSB Community Trust committing the two organisations to work together. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:48 Long term view taken of oil petition Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says the Labour-New Zealand First Government is taking a long term view on future of New Zealand's oil and gas sector. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:48 Parihaka Bill about doing the right thing says Minister Crown Maori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis has picked up responsibility for the legislation enacting the settlement agreed to by the previous Government with the people of Parihaka. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:36 Maori artists to fore in Te Papa revamp Te Papa has chosen to use the opening of its new Toi Art gallery to highlight its collections of Maori and Pacific artworks. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:36 Sanctuary plan for Whanganui headwaters A Ruapehu tribal collective wants the crown to spend some it its conservation budget building an ecological island in the headwaters of a tributary of the Whanganui River. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:21 Plain packaging just one step on smokefree road A Maori tobacco control advocate says the plain packaging of tobacco should be seen as a chance to get the smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target back on track. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:51 Island hapu appealing reef wreck decision The spokesperson for a Tauranga Moana iwi fighting to get the remains of the Rena removed from Otauiti-Astrolabe Reef says it's important for future marine disasters that the powers of the Environment Court are clarified. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:21 Kaupapa for crown-Maori relations role to be set at hui The Minister for Crown Maori Relations, Kelvin Davis, is going out to the motu to ask what his job should be. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:21 War and peace for Taranaki remembrance Nga iwi o Taranaki are this weekend marking the anniversary of the first shots fired in the Taranaki Wars Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:15 Tree plan revitalises Minginui community The chair of Ngati Whare Holdings says a Provincial Growth Fund grant to Minginui Nurseries will be a major shot in the arm for the community. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:15 Prison boosts programmes for wahine Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility at Wiri is trying a new approach for managing female inmates. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:12 Iwi push helps climate action Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed a move by iwi leaders to highlight the challenge of climate change. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00 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. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:39 Bishop celebrates Maori church The new Bishop of Aotearoa says religion is an intrinsic part of Maori society. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00 Whanau a Apanui seeks own legal path Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Te Whanau a Apanui have told Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little they want to be able to make the own laws. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00 Orakei takes lead in cup consultation Ngati Whatua Orakei has asked other Auckland iwi to let it take the lead in consultation over the siting of bases for the America's Cup. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:36 No purge after party goes awry Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn't believe anyone should lose their job over the way allegations of sexual assault at a Young Labour summer camp were handled. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:36 Hauraki ahi kaa claim long dead Ngai Te Rangi chair Charlie Tawhiao says there must be better ways to settle Hauraki treaty grievances without giving the confederation land in his tribe's rohe. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:36 Maori Television rushing to digital future Maori Television head Keith Ikin says the future is digital. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:21 CEO Maori Television Keith Ikin Māori Television invites nominations for the third annual Matariki Awards to be held at the Auckland Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:18 Donna Awatere Huata, Mana Wahine Claims The Mana Wahine Claim was originally lodged by the late Dame Mira Szaszy, along with another former Maori Women's Welfare League President, Dame Whina Cooper, Lady Rose Henare, Dr Irihapeti Ramsden, and representing the younger generation, Donna Awatere, Ripeka Evans and Paparangi Reid. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:00 Minister of Justice, for Courts, and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little The Minister says he was impressed with Ngati Rangi and in particular lead negotiator Che Wilson, Ngāti Rangi Trust chair Shar Amner and others. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:09 Principal adviser, NZ Drug Foundation Gilbert Taurua Making a submission on proposed changes to laws governing access to medicinal cannabis will help MPs come up with a better law. It will make a big difference when patients, carers, whanau, health professionals and advocates have a say. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:51 Taiao protector Mike Smith climate change summit Smith says the summit will consider the role of Maori and marae as first responders to climate related civil emergencies, and will share information and skills about community resilience and adaptation. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:48 Jason Lovell co creator ReoBot Maori language chat A new Māori start-up aims to harness artificial intelligence to get more people conversing in te reo Māori everyday. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:45 Bishop Don Tamihere Te Pihopa o Aotearoa Bishop Don, who is 45, and who has Ngati Porou ties, now succeeds the late Archbishop Brown Turei not only as Anglican Bishop of Te Tairawhiti, the tribal district which covers the eastern seaboard of the North Island, but also as Pihopa Mataamua, leader of Te Pihopatanga and co-leader of the three tikanga church. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:16 Huhana Lyndon member of Te Putake O Te Riri, Tai Tokerau prepares to commemorate NZ Wars The first national event to commemorate the wars and conflicts in New Zealand - Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā Maumahara in Te Tai Tokerau begins Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March at Kororāreka-Russell and Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:00 Eru Dangerspiel is the stuff legends are made of. After an epic night in 2009 in Auckland Town Hall - A night still talked about by fans and musicians alike - maestro Riki Gooch brings his creative genius to life at the Festival Playground. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:39 Data used to track census laggards A south Auckland community activist says the area missed out on $50 million in government funding over the past five years because of the estimated 24,000 people who failed to fill in the last census. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:18 Fix not replace system say teachers A senior Maori education sector leader says charter schools were a diversion from the bigger task of fixing the education system for Maori. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:15 Moana Jackson awarded funding for Maori law research Maori legal scholar Moana Jackson has been given a chance to update his ground-breaking research into Maori and the criminal justice system. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:12 Call for registrations for World Indigenous Business forum in Rotorua Māori business leaders are encouraged to sign up for the 9th annual World Indigenous Business Forum as Rotorua gears up to host the international event. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00 Te Rā o Waitangi - fun for the whole whānau The Capital will be celebrating Te Rā o Waitangi in style this coming Tuesday with an exciting line-up of entertainment and activities at Waitangi Park, and along the waterfront. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:00 Love Your Maunga: Stage set for celebration of Mangere Mountain For those interested in the future care and enhancement of Māngere Mountain the event is a great opportunity to meet members and staff of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority which is responsible for many Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) around Auckland. A pop-up information centre will also be on-site. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:42 BROKEN film opens at #1 at the NZ Box Office BROKEN the humble kiwi-made film with a big heart soars past heavyweight blockbusters claiming the #1 position at the NZ box office overnight. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:42 BROKEN - The movie is a modern retelling of the true NZ story of 'Tarore and her Book' BROKEN is a modern-day version of a true story based in Gisborne New Zealand. Logan an ex-gang leader, has left the gang life to raise his daughter Tori. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:06 Denis O'Reilly: Takoto Te Pai! DENIS O'RIELLY: Have you ever noticed that those in service generally reflect the demeanour and beliefs of those in charge? Even though its early in the piece I’ve noticed a discernible shift in the “under new management” persona of the New Zealand Public Service. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:57 Pukehinahina and Te Ranga to be part of Australian war memorial Tauranga Moana iwi and Waikato Tainui have been approached by the New South Wales government to contribute soil from their battle sites to a new war memorial. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:54 Ratana deal sealed with name Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received an unexpected gift at Ratana Pa today. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:15 Ardern pledges commitment to Ratana Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the relationship between the Labour Party and Ratana is a living commitment rather than a moment in history. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:45 Labour Ratana link etched in blood Government parties go to Ratana Pa today in what has become the set-piece to the start of the political year. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:51 Oil dumping enrages mayor Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has asked council officials to go hard in finding out who dumped leaking barrels of oil waste on the city fringe. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00 Families package to bring whanau out of poverty Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis says getting the families package in shows the new government won't accept having whanau locked in poverty. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:18 Paoa makes peace with Tauranga iwi Ngati Paoa has followed its concession to Ngati Whatua Orakei with what it’s calling a kawenata tapu with Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:39 Big tick for Ngati Rangi deal Central North Island iwi Ngati Rangi is on track to sign its deed of settlement early in the New Year after a 99 percent vote in support of the deal. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:12 Korako fights on for Ture Whenua Bill National's Maori development spokesperson is urging the new Government to press ahead with Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:09 Te Uru Rangi scholarships on offer for Maori in technology Dougal was born and raised in Otautahi Christchurch and now lives in Kaitaia and is affiliated to Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngapuhi. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:24 Whatua push for exclusivity in Tamaki Ngati Whatua Orakei is hailing an agreement with Ngati Paoa as a push back against the crown's treaty settlement policy. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:39 Hui paving way for Ngapuhi talks to resume Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has high hopes for her Treaty Negotiaitons Minister’s return foray into the north. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:36 Ngati Hine trials Triple P parenting plan University of Auckland researchers have given the thumbs up to a culturally-adapted parenting programme for Maori families. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:33 Waimangu owners put stamp on geothermal wonderland Waimangu Volcanic Valley has appointed a tourism insider to manage the iconic attraction. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:20 Davis heeds Ombudsman's insights Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis wants prisoners to have confidence in the complaints system. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:51 Owners encouraged to change land use Rotorua landowners can get advice on whether their whenua is suited to crops like manuka, feijoa, and ginseng from a new resource produced for Te Arawa Primary Sector Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:06 Tipene-Leach added to health ministerial advisory group A Maori GP known for his innovative public health projects on prevention of long-term conditions such as diabetes and sudden unexplained death in infancy has been appointed to a new group to advise Health Minister David Clark on the health system. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:59 Greens wary of Kermadec lure National's hope of embarrassing the Government over the Kermadec ocean sanctuary could fall short over the question of iwi support. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:48 Matatini secures Westpac Trust Stadium for 2019 The next Te Matatini national kapa haka festival will be held at Wellington's Westpac Trust Stadium in February 2019. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:12 Maori and US marines share space in Ramaroa design A new heritage centre has opened at the Mackays Crossing entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park celebrating the rich Maori, European and natural heritage of the southern part of the Kapiti coast. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:09 Ngati Whatua to fix builders shoddy workmanship Ngati Whatua Orakei is having to rebuild many of the units in one of its rest homes. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:06 Marley tribute keeps Kora in the groove The stars of Maori music will tonight celebrate the music of reggae legend Bob Marley. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:12 Wharewaka pro-social actions remembered A plea that the late Abe Wharewaka be remembered for more than being a flambouyant gangster. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:39 Union calls on Peters to back off journalists New Zealand First leader is refusing to be drawn on a union call that he stop harrassing journalists who reported on his superannuation overpayment. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:21 League driving rangatahi from jail The Howard League for Penal Reform says a new driving programme will help keep young offenders on the straight and narrow. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15 Vaping smoke and mirrors A Maori stop smoking service is questioning whether the push towards e-cigarettes is just condemning another generation to an addiction to nicotine. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:18 Kura counting on research Huntly’s Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga will be the test bed for a new project aimed at finding new ways to teach pangarau or mathematics in Maori medium setting. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:58 Ngati Porou stalwart mourned Ngati Porou is mourning its wahine rangatira Heeni Tawhiwhirangi, who died suddenly on Sunday at her Ruatoria home. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:39 Wharewaka an entreprenurial gangster One of Aotearoa’s most flamboyant gangsters has died. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:54 Climate change a treaty issue Health professionals have gathered in Wellington last week to discuss climate change and how it will affect their work, with the effect on Maori high on the agenda. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:33 Lore vital for kidnap case defence Police Inspector Hurimoana Dennis says his trial on a charge of kidnapping has been humbling, and he’s relieved at the outcome. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:18 Auckland Council fails Maori audit Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board says Auckland Council is missing significant opportunities not just for Maori but for the region as a whole by failing to invest in Maori outcomes. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:00 Mock cell shows solitary truth Aucklanders are being given a glimpse of prison life today with a life size replica of a prison cell set up outside Aotea Square. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:45 Go Bus trials ride share app A Maori-owned transport company has taken a lead in bringing ride sharing to the bus business. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:45 Star turn for Ngapuhi talent quest The Ngapuhi Festival is running a talent competition to give a rangatahi the chance to perform at the festival with soul singer Aaradhna. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:12 Investment in Maori land worthwhile Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says she's looking for practical ways the new Government can help Maori landowners make the most of their assets. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:51 Wahakura added to maternity units Nelson Marlborough Health intends to teach people how to weave their own wahakura to mark Te Ra Mokopuna or National Safe Sleep day on Friday. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:06 Smokefree progress stalls Action on Smoking and Health is concerned at the lack of progress towards a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:54 Empty bellies empty classrooms A new study has found half of Maori secondary school students and two out of three Pacific young people are worried about where they will get their next meal. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:54 Jason Pou for community law body Rotorua-based lawyer Jason Pou has been elected co-chair of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:48 Bill to protect fluoridation from politics The new chair of parliament's health select committee is looking forward to making progress on some major pieces of legislation. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:45 Maori music draw for international music makers Maori music could get a high profile when the International Society for Contemporary Music holds its triennnial New Music World Music Days in Aotearoa in 2020 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:45 Jackson narrative shows path to rangatiratanga Victoria University's deputy vice chancellor Maori Rawinia Higgins says it's an honour for the university to present a controversial Maori legal scholar with an honorary doctorate in law. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:06 Ngati Toa look to the oranga of it's awa Ngati Toa Rangatira wants to knows how health the shellfish in its awa are. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00 Nash takes on death in new Atamira dance Atamira Dance Company has brought together star dancers including Nancy Wijohn, Daniel Cooper and the Black Grace founding member for a new work to premier in West Auckland next month. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:33 Fight brewing on Western BOP Maori seats Western Bay of Plenty District Council faces an uphill battle to getting Maori seats, with a long-serving councillor vowing to mobilise opposition. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:33 Korako weighs in on Pike River politics National's Maori affairs spokesperson and South Island-based list MP Nuk Korako is pouring cold water on the Government's pledge for a manned re-entry to the Pike River mine. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:30