Radio Waatea Aucklands urban Maori radio and news station Tauranga councillor turns offence blame back on Mikaere A Tauranga city councillor says offence is in the eye of the beholder and he won’t step aside because of his views on the Treaty of Waitangi. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:36 Museum interest boosts Maori study The Kawharu Foundation in partnership with Auckland Museum is looking for Maori undergraduate or graduate students whose research can be linked to the museum's collections. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:36 Pricey gifts not needed for Christmas cheer It’s not too late to take the pressure out of Christmas – and that means a focus on whanau, not on what to give them. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:36 Maori get seat at trade table The chair of a new body to give Māori input into trade negotiations says it’s vital Māori are at the table given the structure of the Māori economy. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:42 Litte benefit seen from foreign landowners The value of the large foreign ownership of New Zealand land and forests is raising alarm bells among Maori. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:48 Values built in to Whanganui settlement value The Whanganui Land Settlement Negotiation Trust has signed an agreement in principle with the Crown that recognises the importance of values to the iwi. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:54 Dashboard gives iwi education insight Iwi will be able to get a better idea how their tamariki and rangatahi are doing in the education system through a new online tool. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:45 Parr charts course for million tweets The Māori broadcast funding agency is encouraging people to use Māori Language Week as an opportunity to use te reo Māori on Twitter - with the aim of breaking one million reo tweets. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 15:39 Infrastructure grant for Tauranga papakainga The Government has earmarked $2.7 million towards the infrastructure for a Tauranga papakainga. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:36 Pharmac boost to tackle cancer care The Government is moving to address growing concern about cancer treatment by boosting funding for Pharmac and appointing a national director for cancer control. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 10:36 Storytelling gift earns awards nomination for JaLeace Telling stories is how up and coming singer JaLeace Ormsby describes her craft. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 09:57 Plantings to spruce up Ruapekapeka for anniversary Pupils from Whangarei Intermediate along with people under the control of community corrections, Department of Conservastion staff and volunteers and the Ruapekapeka Trust planted trees on Ruapekapeka pa today. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:26 Māori health expertise needed for climate action plan The select committee looking at the Zero Carbon Bill has been told a well-designed climate change policy could lead to substantial health gains. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:26 Farmer role critical in Kaipara clean up Pūtea to clean up the rivers flowing into the Kaipara Harbour has been welcomed by a man who wages a daily fight for the awa. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:57 Conservation in sights of new TOKM chair The new chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana says it's the body with the job of talking about Māori fisheries, not outside organisations like LegaSea. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:13 Matapouri gets help to cope with tourist onslaught Matapouri is set to get new facilities to cope with growing visitor numbers thanks to a grant from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:18 Hump Track pips Te Paki for Great Walk status Southland's Hump Ridge track is to become the tenth Great Walk after a far north option was ruled out because of failure to reach agreement with iwi. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:18 Te Rarawa welcomes lintel after Oceania showing Te Rarawa was out in force last night at Auckland War Memorial Museum to welcome back taonga that had been in the Oceania show in London and Paris. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:18 Teachers get crash course in reo for classroom Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed the first group of teachers studying to improve their te reo Māori through the Te Ahu o te Reo Māori initiative. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:18 Te Mata healing cleared to go The scars on Te Mata Peak could soon be healed, with the granting of a resource consent to undo damage done by construction of a cycle track up the side of the Hawke's Bay landmark. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:18 Hui endorses Oranga Tamariki inquiry The North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency has won ringing endorsement from Māori leaders for its inquiry into the Ministry for Children. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:33 No plan as Māori male suicides trend up The New Zealand Māori Council says the latest suicide statistics show the need for a national suicide plan. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:24 Meng Foon given race relations role The new Race Relations Commissioner says he wants to make harmonious communities. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:00 Mōtītī appeal could open door for Māori resource input Whānau and hapū from Mōtītī Island in the Bay of Plenty have been in the Court of Appeal fighting for regional councils to be able to protect their coastal marine species and habitats from the effects of fishing Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:33 Natives take centre stage in billion tree strategy Forestry Minister Shane Jones says iwi Māori need to look for ways to grow more native trees. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:21 Wāhine find voice as uplift pain remembered One of the people involved in the attempt to prevent Oranga Tamariki uplifting a week old baby from Hawke's Bay Hospital says the incident has allowed wāhine Māori to find their voice and protest at generations of the state intervening in their whānau. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:12 Councils consider ban on new bottle shops Hastings and Napier district councils are considering a local alcohol policy that would ban new off-licence bottle stores in Flaxmere, Camberley and Maraenui. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:45 Oranga Tamariki answers lie with Maori The founder of Whānau Ora wants this weekend's hui on Oranga Tamariki to look not just at oversight of the existing agency but at creating an alternative where Māori do things for themselves. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:15 Don't ask, just tell Māori history A leading teacher educator says teachers don't have to ask permission to teach local history and mātauranga Māori in their classrooms. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:03 Old school mentality driving gulf dumping From Aotea to Aotea Square, that was the hīkoi for Great Barrier mana whenua on Saturday to protest the dumping of Auckland Harbour sludge on their fishing grounds. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:51 Waikato Council eyes Māori reps Māori are set to pay a greater role in Waikato District Council affairs after the October local government elections. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:42 TUIA 250 reminder of colonisation's cruel impact A Gisborne environmentalist says the Tuia 250 commemorations are treating colonisation as a historic issue rather than something that continues to affect Māori today. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:36 Forestry Ministry partners with Māori land trusts Crown Forestry is investing $5 million in joint ventures with two Bay of Plenty Māori land trusts to plant more than 200,000 trees this season. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:51 Iwi strategies provide alternatives to Oranga Tamariki Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the reviews of Oranga Tamariki, including a Māori-led one expected to come out of a national hui in Auckland next Saturday, should get to the heart of long-standing problems with child protection. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:45 Mayor says iwi need more power The head of Local Government New Zealand is blaming the country's colonial history for an over-centralisation of power. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:21 PSA hopes high for mana wahine action The Public Service Association is looking for early action on its claim about the injustices faced by wāhine Māori in the workplace. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:18 Wairua part of violence recovery A Māori working to address sexual violence says new family violence laws open the door for Māori concepts and practices to become incorporated in the court system. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:06 Treaty latecomer needs to listen A former politician has earned a swipe for coming late to the party over his tribe's treaty settlement. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:03 Upgrades needed for marae emergency role Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the Oranga Marae initiative will allow marae to assess what they need to become more involved in civil defence and emergency management. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:21 Pensioner death raises council care concern Manurewa Local Board chair Angela Dalton says Auckland Council needs to take more responsibility for the care of the elderly in its properties. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:09 Midwives pick Pihema to lead Bay of Islands midwife Nicole Pihema of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa has been elected the first Māori president of the College of Midwives. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:00 Ngāti Waewae stakes out Kahurangi role West Coast hapū Ngāti Waewae today unveiled a pou whenua for the Mōkihinui addition to the Kahurangi National Park. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:42 Whānau ora better positioned for at risk children A south Taranaki iwi leader says Oranga Tamariki needs to get out of the way and hand the care and protection of tamariki Māori to whānau ora. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:33 Mahaki counts claim cost as Ruru laid to rest A treaty lawyer says the delays and stress in the treaty claim process is killing people. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:18 Oranga Tamariki slow to learn partnering Learn how to act as a treaty partner. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:13 Criminal age out of step with world The Howard League for Penal Reform says the Government is falling short in its response to the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review by failing to fully raise the age of criminal responsibility. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:03 Iwi manaaki needed for successful Matatini Te Matatini is looking for ways to involve Māori businesses in the national kapa haka competition when it's held at Auckland's Eden Park in early 2021. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:54 Rāhui until Taupō paru cleared Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board has declared a rāhui on parts of Lake Taupō and the upper Waikato River affected by a wastewater spill. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:39 Māori view of earthquake agency sought Ngāi Tahu members had a chance to tell of their experience of the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes and their aftermath to the inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:48 Expansion plans for Kāpiti Island lodge Māori owners of a lodge on Kāpiti Island are getting help from the Provincial Growth Fund to scope out improvements to tourism infrastructure on the island, including upgrading the existing lodge and supporting facilities at Waiorua Bay. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:48 More pūtea for marae upgrade programme A programme to upgrade marae buildings and help marae whānau preserve their culture has got a $12 million boost. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:48 Digital upgrade reveals lost world on East Coast A Marsden Fund project has managed to piece together much of the material on Māori life collected by Dominion Museum expeditions to the East Coast between 1919 and 1923. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:36 Rāhui on cards as Taupō cleans up paru spill Ngāti Tūwharetoa is considering its cultural response to a spill of Taupō's wastewater into Lake Taupō. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:18 Racist concept of family driving uplifts A group representing Māori psychologists has written an open letter calling for Children's Minister Tracey Martin to embed whānau ora principles into the way Oranga Tamariki works. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:00 Housing partnership effective use of Māori resources The chair of Lower Hutt's Waiwhetu Marae, Kura Moeahu, says a partnership with Kahungunu Whānau Services is the most effective way to address housing need in the region. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:45 Percentage of Māori in court rises as numbers drop A lawyer and justice reform advocate says an initiative to keep young people out of the criminal justice system hasn't worked for Māori as well as it should. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:45 Underwater baiting could save seabirds The Government is spending $350,000 on trialing of a new bait setting device that could help to eliminate seabird captures by tuna longliners. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:30 Native tree clean-up for Waimea Inlet The One Billion Trees Fund is committing more than $1 million to support the restoration of the Waimea Inlet in the Tasman district. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:18 Watercare sell off would hurt low income Auckland mayor Phil Goff says selling 49 percent of Watercare would mean families paying $300 more a year. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:09 Māori and Pacific lens over new TVNZ content. TVNZ's new general manager of local content says she's keen to put a Māori and Pacific Island lens across the task. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:42 Workers carrying costs of creative career The president of Māori screen guild Ngā Aho Whakaari says a New Zealand On Air-Creative New Zealand research on career sustainability makes depressing reading -especially because it fails to break out Māori results. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:33 Belligerent response to forest plan Forestry Minister Shane Jones says Māori landowners seem to have a better grasp of the Government's billion trees strategy than their Pākehā neighbours. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:21 Mana whenua share chair of Hauraki Gulf change body Efforts to protect and manage the Hauraki Gulf have stepped up with the appointment of a ministerial advisory committee to help shape the Government's response to proposals in the Sea Change - Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:13 Pewhairangi jewel in Lonely Planet crown Taitokerau tourism interests are expecting a boost in traffic from Lonely Planet's decision to rank Northland among its top three destinations to visit in Asia Pacific in 2019. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:12 Education revolution showed way for Smith The winner of this year's Te Ururangi Matariki Award for education says Māori getting the confidence to do things for themselves has led to an education revolution. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:33 Hauora claim reveals treaty principles A long time advocate for better Māori health services is describing the Waitangi Tribunal's Hauora Report as brave and out there. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:48 Māori vegans decolonise their diet A University of Canterbury doctoral scholar is researching kaimangatanga or kaupapa Māori veganism. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:42 Men's netball efforts need recognition Manurewa MP and former Silver Fern Louisa Wall would like to see more status given to men playing the code. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:36 More digging needed as tribunal exposes Hauora flaws A spokesperson for Te Ora, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, says the Waitangi Tribunal's stage one Hauora Report is just scratching the surface of the changes needed in the health system. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:12 Māori high flyers added to Teaching Council High flying Taranaki school principal Nicola Ngarewa has been appointed to chair the new board of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:26 Tuheitia supports fellow ariki in Tonga Kīngi Tuheitia is in the Friendly Islands to take part in the 60th birthday celebrations for Tonga's king, Aho'eitu Tupou VI. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:15 Nefs make way for nieces in forest jobs Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says in the push to get the nefs off the couch, the nieces can't be left behind. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:06 Hauora report captures mood for change The head of a Māori health workforce development organisation believes the Waitangi Tribunal's stage one report into the Māori healthcare claim will find fertile ground. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:57 Mānuka planters sign off at Ngāti Hine All 20 trainees on Ngāti Hine's first mānuka plantation training programme have completed their level 2 national certificate in forestry, and planted more than 200 hectares of seedlings on iwi land around Moerewa and Kaikohe. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:36 $14m boost for rangatahi reo There's more money for Māori language broadcasting - but only for rangatahi-focused content. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:30 Kahungunu agency putting housing first Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says the entry of more Māori providers into Housing First should make it more suitable for Māori. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:06 Empty puku best way to absorb Matariki wisdom The fastest kaumātua in the south. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:12 Catch up funding hope from Waitangi health finding One of the leaders of the Hauora Claim says the Waitangi Tribunal's findings are a chance for a reset in the sector. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:00 Forestry training programme for Te Taitokerau wāhine The Economic Development and Employment Ministers want to see more women working in forestry. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:51 Tribunal finds health reforms failure for Māori The Waitangi Tribunal has found that Crown has breached the Treaty of Waitangi by failing to design and administer the current primary health care system to actively address persistent Māori health inequities. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:33 Mahitahi takes fresh look at health in Te Taitokerau A new primary healthcare organisation is set to change the way healthcare is delivered in the north. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:57 Hard to be humble as stars out for Matariki It was a night of celebration at Eden Park on Saturday when the Māori Television's Matariki Awards were handed out to the high achievers of the Māori world. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:30 Prime spot to learn in reshuffle The chair of Labour's kaunihera Māori says the elevation of Willow Jean Prime to the role of parliamentary private secretary to Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta is a good step. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:18 Cloak of words or real change at Oranga Tamariki? The lawyer for a mother at the centre of the Hawke's Bay Oranga Tamariki baby uplift case is sceptical changes to the agency's legislation will improve its attitude towards Māori mothers. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:06 Apanui move on through treaty process Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Te Whānau a Apanui has signed an agreement in principle to settle their historic claims. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 09:52 Treaty top ups as first two settlements keep relativity Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu have had further top ups to their treaty settlements in line with their relativity mechanisms. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 09:42 Treaty commitment tool online A new website has been set up to record commitments made as part of treaty settlements. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:39 Māori targeted in gambling harm strategy Targeting Māori, Pacific and Asian communities which are disproportionately impacted by gambling harm is a key focus of a new strategy released today. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:03 Faafoi keen to clean up spectrum disturbance Communications Minister Kris Faafoi has told Parliament's economic development, science and innovation select committee he wants to establish a proper framework for iwi radio spectrum allocations. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:30 Law centres look at kaupapa Māori teams A boost in base funding for community law centres should lead to a greater Māori focus in their operations. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:51 Health role strengthens Henare hand Peeni Henare says his new associate health role should fit well with his Whānau Ora and youth portfolios. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:42 Bias fear in election roll sign up Māori Party president Che Wilson has welcomed moves to make it easier to enrol to vote, but warns they need to ensure Māori first time voters are properly informed of their options. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:25 Food study looks at poor choices Lack of money, time, tiredness, stress, beliefs about healthy food and cultural values all feed into what goes onto the family kai table - or we'll just get takeaways. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:42 New status for Waitangi Treaty Grounds Te Pitowhenua Waitangi Treaty Grounds has become country’s first National Historic Landmark. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:18 Angel cloaks a gift of aroha to baby bereaved Babies stillborn at Middlemore Hospital have been receiving small korowai as part of an initiative from Papakura Marae. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:24 Crisis call for Henare Peeni Henare's ability to respond rapidly to crises will be tested with as he picks up the portfolio of Civil Defence in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first Cabinet reshuffle. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:00 System change needed to get Māori on councils Northern iwi are making a push to get more Māori standing for this year's local body elections, and more Māori coming out to vote for them. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:13 Whale Trail boost for Marlborough economy A proposed new cycle and walking trail at the top of the South island has got a $322,000 boost from the Provincial Growth Fund to enable a technical study to be completed. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:36 Engineering Matariki magic brings art to lagoon Collaborations by Māori artists, poets, musicians and animators will be projected on to the Wellington harbour lagoon from tomorrow in an extraordinary feat of art and engineering. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:06 Wall joins global effort on LGBTI rights MP Louisa Wall says laws against homosexuality are part of colonialist oppression and it's in the interests of indigenous peoples to see the end of them. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:57