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Marae serves as vaccination point for Turuki
Turuki Healthcare has teamed up with Pukaki Marae in Mangere to trial a new mobile vaccination centre..Read more

Border worker tests positive for COVID
A managed isolation worker at Auckland’s Grand Millennium Hotel has tested positive for COVID-19..Read more

Maori knowledge would strengthen vaccine effort
The National Hauora Coalition wants the Government to use the COVID immunisation programme to demonstrate its commitment to Māori wellbeing..Read more

Shot in the arm for Maori vaccine effort
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says Māori health providers will be encouraged to take a whole whānau approach when administering the Covid-19 vaccine..Read more

Maori risk highlighted as COVID vaccinations near
The South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency is gearing up to get the message out about the need for people to get the COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available..Read more

Covid mass message missing South Auckland cultures
A South Auckland church leader wants central government to loosen its grip on COVID-19 messaging so local authorities can fill the gaps..Read more

Whanau dread uniform bills
The head of the Mangere Budgeting Service wants schools to rethink their uniforms in light of the financial challenges on families because of COVID-19..Read more

COVID guidance ignores Maori health profile
There’s a call for the Government to update its risk profiles for COVID-19 in light of the current experience with the South Auckland cluster..Read more

Panatahi gets the COVID message through
A new series of COVID-19 announcements produced for the Ministry of Health are going viral, as they say..Read more

MPs take chance for final COVID grilling
The health select committee will reconvene today for its last act of the parliamentary session, as Opposition parties try to find flaws in the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

New rules as Auckland lockdown eases
Aucklanders are being urged to follow the new rule for COVID Alert Level 2.5..Read more

Mixed messages on COVID testing need fix
A member of the COVID-19 Surveillance and Testing Strategy Group would like to see better communication around who needs to be tested and when..Read more

Buttabean foodbank reaches invisible population
A former heavyweight boxer has turned his fitness and weightloss business into a foodbank..Read more

Border review pair bring baggage
The chief executive of a Maori medical service is unhappy at the appointment of long time public sector troubleshooters Sir Brian Roche and Heather Simpson to head a review of the border testing strategy..Read more

Tauira drop out to mind families through pandemic
A South Auckland school principal says COVID-19 lockdowns are leading to some pupils in low decile kura quitting to support their families..Read more

Manurewa principal resists reopening call
A South Auckland school principal says it's too risky to bring children back to school while COVID-19 is in the community..Read more

Police plan for iwi checkpoints
Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says contingency plans are being put in place in case an increase in COVID-19 alert levels leads to returned demands for community checkpoints..Read more

Conspiracies touted despite rapid information share
Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis says nothing is being held back from New Zealanders about the COVID-19 situation here..Read more

Tests a fix for political anxiety
National’s Northcote MP Dan Bidois says everyone who wants a test for COVID-19 should be able to get one..Read more

Anxious wait strains testing capacity
Get tested for COVID-19 if you’re showing symptoms, but if not, stay at home..Read more

Te Putahitanga readies for lockdown strain
The head of the South Island whanau ora commissioning agency says mental health is top of mind as it contemplates the return of COVID-19 restrictions..Read more

Ngati Hine responds to COVID flare
Ngāti Hine has ramped up its COVID-19 emergency response taskforce as Te Taitokerau moves into Alert Level 2..Read more

Netcast wider for COVID outbreak
Health officials are using genome sequencing to try to identify the source of the COVID-19 outbreak in a South Auckland family..Read more

Peters' bus stranded as COVID cripples campaigning
The flare-up in community transmission in COVID-19 has disrupted electioneering..Read more

Coolstore COVID outbreak brings quick response
Work colleagues of one of the family at the centre of the South Auckland COVID-19 outbreak are also showing symptoms..Read more

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OPINION: Labour refuse to do anything about racist drug laws
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An unprecedented coalition of 25 organisations like the New Zealand Medical Association, the Mental Health Foundation, the Public Health Association, the Maori Law Society, the Drug Foundation, Hapai te Hauora, and JustSpeak have called on drug reform citing health and societal issues while pointing out how racist our drug laws are.
OPINION: More Maori men will be found guilty of sexual assault thanks to law change
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More criticism last week of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill when the co-President of the Penal Reform League, Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams, warned again that the law changes would see more innocent Maori men found guilty of rape and sexual assault.
OPINION: Maori Party brutally outflanks Kelvin Davis again
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the Māori Party are supporting Waikeria Prison protesters in filing civil rights claims against Corrections brutally outflanked the hapless Kelvin Davis once again.
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