Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Vigils and chains to support shooting victims and survivors More burials are being held today at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery for victims of Friday's mosque shootings. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:48 White hate bad not mad The Mental Health Foundation is rejecting suggestions the Christchurch mosque shooter was mentally unwell. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:21 TVNZ to hand over control of Māori archive Pressure from the New Zealand Māori Council and Māori screen industry organisation Ngā Aho Whakaari has resulted in TVNZ ruling out the sale of Māori archival material through its distribution deal with United States company Getty Images. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:00 Hate Racism rally lifeline for Pasifika Organisers of Sunday's Love Aotearoa Hate Racism rally are offering space for stallholders affected by the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:45 ITOs demand longer consultation A member of the Skills Active Industry Training organisation board says a one-week extension to the consultation period on changes to the sector is a joke and won't meet the treaty standard for crown actions affecting large numbers of Māori. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:30 Race Relations Day chance to learn Race Relations Day has taken on a special resonance as New Zealanders come to terms with the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:09 Whānau Ora helping Ōtautahi grieving The head of South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning agency says there is a huge amount of work for community social service agencies in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:00 Te reo support on right track Te Taura Whiri, the Māori language Commission, is heartened with a growing acceptance of te reo Māori in the wider population. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:30 Iwi and councils team up to tackle coast erosion Three Hawkes Bay councils are working with iwi to identify and address coastal hazards. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:42 First funeral for mosque attack victims The first funeral for victims of Friday's Christchurch terror attack were held this afternoon at Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:21 Rock video a platform for Māori visual artists Musician Riqi Harawira is using the promotion of his new album as a chance to boost Māori visual artists. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:09 Love Aotearoa Hate Racism (LAHR) is anticipating an unprecedented turnout at our rally against Islamophobia and racism at Auckland's Aotea Square this Sunday, March 24, at 2pm. Organisers expect thousands to gather in a passionate and defiant display of unity following last Friday's massacre at two mosques in Christchurch Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:45 Māoriland Festival aims to bring light in dark time The director of the Māoriland Film Festival says coming together to honour storytelling and the creative spirit is a way to heal after the horrors of Christchurch. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:33 No room for racism, Ardern tells Cashmere students Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this morning told students at Cashmere High School it is OK to ask for help. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:12 Social media flagged as white extremist trigger Greens co-leader says there are disturbing echoes between last week's attack on him and the Christchurch mosque shootings. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:00 Ngāi Tahu speaks to families as tension rise Ngāi Tahu leaders are helping to support the families of Christchurch shooting victims and relieve tensions as they wait for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned for burial. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:27 Prejudice queried in intelligence failure The failure to pick up alleged Christchurch Mosque shooter has been called a massive failure of intelligence driven by deep seated prejudice. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:33 Woodville kapa looks back at origins A Woodville kapa haka is trying to find old members so it can celebrate its 55th anniversary. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:15 Time for all to look in mirror on racism Māori Party president Che Wilson is calling for a national conversation about racism in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:30 Pasifika cancelled because police in Christchurch The horrific events in Christchurch have led to the cancellation of this weekend's Pasifika Festival. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:27 Filmmakers vision inspires younger indigenous artists Porirua's Pātaka Gallery + Museum will next month host a show looking at how trailblazing indigenous filmmakers Barry Barclay and Merita Mita influenced a generation of modern-day artists. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:12 Gunfire drowns out free speech argument Auckland mayor Phil Goff says the Christchurch mosque shooting vindicates his decision to bar Islamaphobic Canadian speakers from Auckland Council venues. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:57 Ngāi Tahu reaches out after shooting Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene says building closer relationships between communities is a way to counter the extremism exhibited by the Christchurch mosque shooter. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:39 Ngāti Waewae seeking Kahurangi park access West Coast iwi Ngāti Waewae is keen to take a prominent role in management of Mokihinui River catchment land being added to Kahurangi National Park. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:06 Māori stand with Muslims against extremists. A Māori security consultant says Māori have a lot in cultural similarities with Islamic people that can help in showing support and solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:45 Ngāwhā Springs to get PGF makeover A run down Northland thermal spring is to get a spruce up thanks to the Provincial Growth Fund. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:03 Māori battle against fascism continues A Māori historian says the sort of racist hate speech promoted by alleged Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant was what Māori went to war to stop. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:06 Aussie attitudes cast pall over shooting Former MP Sandra Lee Vercoe says the killing of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques is the inevitable outcome of the sort of racist talk that has become a standard part of Australian politics. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:54 Trust boosts schools' reo resource Taitokerau Education Trust has teamed up with the Te Puawai cluster of Northland schools to create the position of rūmaki and reo rua facilitator. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:51 Ōtautahi lock down brings back quake fears Ngāi Tahu has offered its marae around Ōtautahi to be used if needed in the aftermath of Friday's mosque shootings in the city. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:09 White extremists hide in shadows One of the first people arrested in New Zealand on a terrorist-related charge says people like the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter are always there hiding in the shadows. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:40 H2 roadmap smoke and mirrors in climate emergency Climate Justice Taranaki is challenging the environmental and economic arguments for the region's new hydrogen roadmap. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:30 Compassion and backbone of steel behind shooting response Cabinet Minister Kelvin Davis is praising the way Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has handled the Christchurch mosque shootings. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:09 Kiwisaver holiday shortened The acting Retirement Commissioner says changes to Kiwisaver should make it easier for many low income workers to put aside what they need to supplement their retirement. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:51 Cars blocked from Ōwairaka summit Ōwairaka - Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura, also know as Mount Albert, has become the sixth Auckland maunga to become vehicle free. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00 Iwi offer Muslims support after massacre Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has sent a message of support for the Muslim community after Friday’s attack on two Christchurch mosques. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:39 Ihimaera characters inspire Brunning play A new work by respected actor and playwright Nancy Brunning based on excerpts and characters from Witi Ihimaera stories is the first show to be announced for the new Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:30 Reforms will rip guts out of trade training Industry training organisations want a chance to help design reform vocational training. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:24 Kōkiri trust vision for Taumarunui eyesore Taumarunui Community Kōkiri Trust has used Ruapehu District Council’s abandoned land sale process to buy a derelict apartment building in the town which it intends to demolish and replace with new community housing. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:45 Drastic change needed to turn back climate disaster There’s a large group of students who won’t be striking for climate change action. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:15 Reforms will rip guts out of trade training Industry training organisations want a chance to help design reform vocational training. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 Ihimaera characters inspire Brunning play A new work by respected actor and playwright Nancy Brunning based on excerpts and characters from Witi Ihimaera stories is the first show to be announced for the new Tairawhiti Arts Festival. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:36 Tagged funding for Māori in wellbeing budget Expect some targets Māori programmes from this year’s wellbeing Budget. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:51 Stormwater consent opens door for pollution tracking A Ngāti Whātua kaumātua says Auckland Council consultation hui on water are a chance to put a Māori perspective on the issue and improve the quality of information flowing into the system. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:09 Kaumātua the pou for Meng Foon's long mayoralty Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon says time's up, and he won't stand again. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:57 Cultural mix and match at Polyfest The Auckland Secondary Schools Cultural Competitions step up a notch this morning as the Pacific Island and Diversity Stages open up alongside the Māori stage. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:45 "Jellyfish" attack dead Hokianga leader Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is calling out members of a Hokianga hapū who have attacked the role of the late Whetu Naera in the proposed Manea Footprints of Kupe cultural centre at Opononi. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:27 Shared survival celebrated in Santiago pou A pou gifted to the people of Chile has been named Ngā Mōrehu, those who remain. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:06 Finance sector honours Mcleod for equity and indigenous leadership Championing gender equity and indigenous engagement on both sides of the Tasman has won Sir Rob McLeod the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Finance & Business award at the New Zealand CFO Awards held in Auckland last night. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:42 Teacher's union backs student climate strike The head of primary teachers union NZEI Te Riu Roa says tomorrow's planned school strike for climate change is a way children can learn the power of standing up for their beliefs. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:21 Maunga needs rest after 60 years quarrying The Ngāti Tangata hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki Waikato are fighting the loss of their tūpuna maunga chip by metal chip. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:00 Maori show way in climate sense This year’s winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Science Communication says there are lessons to be learned from Te Ao Māori in tacking awareness of climate change. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:30 Haka plus loops puts Mihirangi on world stage Maoridom’s queen of the loops Mihirangi Fleming has wowed an international folk, world and roots music industry showcase. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:54 Eye on the prize as Māori health claim winds up New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is rejecting a suggestion by Māori health claimants that 15 percent of health spending should go to Māori. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:39 SFO investigation raises policy sale question Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says a Serious Fraud Investigation into the way the National Party handed a donation raises wider concerns about whether that party sells policy. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:27 Māori spectrum trust keeps 3G block 3G spectrum set aside for Māori is to be renewed as the government looks at what spectrum may be needed for new technologies. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:15 Debt picture grim for ageing Māori Māori heading for retirement could be in more dire circumstances than their Pākehā counterparts, but their plight is being overlooked. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:06 Call strong for community-level justice The head of a group reviewing the justice system says it will deliver a warts and all, no holds barred report. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:48 Māori health infrastructure boost sought Māori claimants have put a pitch for 15 percent of the health budget. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:21 Crown help critical for Kupe path Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says his excess of probity over a Hokianga tourism project shouldn't be allowed to stop much needed initiatives for the north. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:45 Ngāpuhi hapū keen to restart talks Ngāpuhi collective Kia Anga Mua says it's ready to meet Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little about restarting settlement talks. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:57 National election donations get SFO scrutiny Jamie Lee Ross's bust-up with National has a sequel with police referring a complaint to the Serious Fraud Office about the disclosure of political donations. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:51 New wharekai has Kāwhia view Kāwhia hapū Ngāti Hikairo has become the first to benefit from the new marae funding system. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:30 End in sight for health outcomes claim Closing submissions start today on the Māori heath outcomes claim before the Waitangi Tribunal with claimants hoping it will lead to Māori getting more control over the health resources their people need. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:30 Ihumātao development step too far Supporters of an occupation at Ihumātao are in Wellington today to march on Parliament to demand the government take action to stop development of the land and return it to mana whenua. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:18 Voting right a human right The former probation officer who led a Waitangi Tribunal claim over the high rate of Māori imprisonment says it’s time to scrap the law stopping prisoners from voting. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:06 Demand for Waitara freehold unknown The mana whenua hapū of Waitara are trying to forecast how much revenue is likely to come from the changed status of land in the Taranaki town. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:51 Fergusson showing gutsy form in sprint shears Former world shearing champion Cam Fergusson has made a return to the boards, winning the invitational speed shear competiton at yesterday's Rural Games in Palmerston North. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:12 ITOs better for qualifying Māori The Government is being urged to consider the role of industry training organisations in preparing Māori for the workforce. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:27 Conflict of interest charge redneck fall back Former cabinet minister Dover Samuels says National should applaud Shane Jones rather than back spurious charges of conflict of interest. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:21 Centralised job training not the answer for regions A Northland iwi leader is concerned there is too much centralisation in the plan to reform vocational training. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:39 History award to help Te Rauparaha bio translation Wellington historian Ross Calman has received a New Zealand History Award grant to prepare a new bilingual edition of Tamihana Te Rauparaha’s biography of Te Rauparaha. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:33 Postcode lottery for bowel cancer survival Bowel Cancer New Zealand is unhappy at the wide variation in mortality rates following bowel cancer surgery across the country and the differences in diagnosis and outcomes being experienced by Māori and Pacific New Zealanders. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:15 Waitara Māori fashion designer gets Paris showing Singapore-based Māori designer Tessa Bailey-Lont from Waitara has shown her Te Wao nui a Tāne collection at this weeks’ Oxford Fashion Studio show in Paris. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:12 Violence blights day for wāhine Māori It’s International Women’s day, and that has a Māori academic questioning the human rights position of wāhine Māori. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:03 Rail boost needed to unlock Ngāpuhi economy There’s a call for investment in rail in Taitokerau to help unlock the potential of the regional economy, including the Māori economy. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:51 Islanders get more control over Chathams' paua fishery Chatham Islands iwi, community, industry and the Fisheries Ministry have agreed on a new plan to manage the country’s largest commercial paua fishery. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:36 Advanced care planning eases end of life worries The Health Quality and Safety Commission is urging people to plan for the sort of care they may need towards the end of life. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:24 Māori positive about Asian links A survey of Māori perceptions of Asia and Asian people has found Māori have a cultural edge when it came to engagement in Asia, but more work is needed to strengthen those ties. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:33 Health inquiry chance to have Māori voice heard A once in a generation opportunity. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:15 Iwi takes aim at Mahia possums Rongomaiwahine has taken on three cadets to work on possum control on Mahia peninsula predator free. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:48 Spectrum, not money critical for development A Māori broadcasting claimant says it’s essential Māori get a share of 5G spectrum, or their development in the information and communications sector will be held back another 20 years. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:36 Māori advisors sideline in health policy action Meanwhile, a new study has found Māori and Pasifika leaders on government health advisory groups feel marginalised Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:15 Geyser girl wins public acclaim A sculpture of a woman emerging from a geyser has won the people's choice award from the Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:00 Environmental historian named 2019 Stout Research Centre JD Stout Fellow Environmental historian Dr Jonathan West is embarking on a major study of the country’s lakes as the Victoria University of Wellington Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies JD Stout Fellow for 2019. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:00 Scholarships to encourage Māori into forestry sector Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hopes new forestry scholarships will encourage more women and Māori to enter higher education within the forestry sector. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:48 Wairau whānau walk stories in place A Blenheim roopu is showing that walking the landscape is the best way to learn and share tribal history. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:42 Health review widened for maximum benefit The chair of the Māori affairs select committee says an inquiry into inequities in the health system is a way the committee can drive real change. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:21 Panel exposes water sales Auckland Council has been challenged to be more transparent on its policies around selling water. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:27 Climate protest a real education Greens co-leader Marama Davidson is sticking up for schoolkids skipping classes to protest climate change inaction. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:27 Studio move drains MTS coffers Māori Television has challenged politicians to up its investment in an organisation committed to upholding te reo and tikanga. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:45 Iti shares vision as activist in residence Tūhoe provocateur Tame Iti is to give his views on how to decolonise yourself to students and the public at Massey University's CARE center, also known as the Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:21 State of nation's teeth needs funding Bringing dental care into the state-funded primary health system what is needed to address poor dental health among Māori, Pasifika and lower socioeconomic groups. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:03 Fund open for freshwater fisheries Te Wai Māori Trust is looking for projects that promote and advance freshwater fisheries development, research and education. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:54 Māori alarmed at industry training overhaul Industry training organisation group Te Rautaki Whakaroopu Māori has called an urgent hui to discuss the proposed reform of vocational education. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:39 Select committee to probe health outcomes A roopu calling for an inquiry into government drug funding agency Pharmac has got more than it asked for. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:33 Schoolkids climate strike "pretentious" Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says rangatahi should stay at school and not strike to protest climate change inaction. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 15:15 Treaty calls for end to violence against women A campaign for a new, global treaty to end violence against women and girls is being launched in Porirua this afternoon. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:54 Treaty claim for appeal bid rejected A Northland farmer who set fire to a house on his property and tried to blame it on the local iwi has lost his bid to appeal for a second time his conviction and sentence. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:36 Jones puts Māori at centre of infrastructure debate Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones wants to see Māori getting involved in discussions about future infrastructure development. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:24