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Missteps for Maori in COVID Response Bill
A member of Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā says the lack of Treaty of Waitangi reference in the COVID-19 Public Response Bill going through parliament under urgency today is a major misstep..Read more

Consultation ploy upended for Whanganui port
Some tough talking has got a plan to overhaul Whanganui’s port back on track..Read more

Tangihanga tikanga can respond to crisis
A far north iwi leader says tikanga is not fixed in stone, and tangihanga can change to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

Zero COVID cases as lockdown end beckons
With the country on the eve of dropping to Alert Level 2, there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported today..Read more

Economists warn of COVID impact on Maori
Economic research consultancy BERL says the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Māori could be far worse and more lasting than the health impacts..Read more

Budget boost puts ECE teachers on track to pay parity
Primary teachers union NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming increased pay for the lowest-paid qualified teachers in early childhood education..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: No new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Long term jobseekers pushed down queue
The chair of Mangere’s Te Puea Marae fears Māori unemployed could get pushed to the back of the dole queue as people laid off because of COVID-19 get rehired first..Read more

Training putea critical in COVID recovery Budget
Jobs, training and hope are what Provincial Economic Development Minister Shane Jones wants to see in Thursday’s Budget..Read more

COVID opens door to new era
The Māori Party’s Te Tai Tonga candidate says after coming through six weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, Māori won’t want to go back to the status quo when it goes to Level 2 on Thursday..Read more

Te Whanau a Apanui checkpoints to be lifted
Te Whanau a Apanui will lift its community safety zones tomorrow..Read more

Pre-work tests keep nurses in isolation
Two nurses at Waitakere Hospital have been confirmed with COVID-19 after treating patients brought in from the St Margaret’s Hospital & Rest Home..Read more

Distance learning likely option as schools figure out new normal
The Health Ministry’s top Māori official says parents need to trust schools to put the health and safety of their children first - but schools also need to listen to and learn from parents..Read more

Navigators keep whanau strong through lockdown
An evaluation of South Island whānau ora commissioning agency Te Putahitanga’s COVID-19 campaign, Manaaki 20, has generated a big thumbs up for its whānau ora navigators..Read more

COVID Budget chance to reset reality for Maori
Waipareira head and Māori Party candidate John Tamihere says this week’s Budget is a chance for a complete reset of New Zealand..Read more

Ministry of Health: 3 new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: 3 new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Maori need to be front of queue for health sector restart
A south Auckland GP wants to see a better than normal restart to the health system once COVID-19 alert levels are lowered..Read more

Hauora betting on COVID change
The COVID-19 crisis has shown there are alternatives to funding community activities by gambling, according to Māori public health organisation Hapai te Hauora..Read more

Cheap holidays no answer for tourism sector
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says New Zealanders need to rethink the way they see their country as a tourism destination..Read more

No room for complacency as lockdown end nears
With Cabinet today considering moving the COVID-19 alert level down a notch, the Health Ministry is warning New Zealanders not to become complacent..Read more

Iwi winding down checkpoints
One of the organisers of community checkpoints in the eastern Bay of Plenty is crediting Te Whānau ā Apanui’s wahine for their success..Read more

COVID rethink of waiting room routine
A south Auckland GP says COVID-19 may have led to long term improvement in the way primary healthcare is delivered..Read more

COVID cluster claims carer
Another Waitakere Hospital nurse has been confirmed as having COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: 2 new cases of COVID-19
Media Release: 2 new cases of COVID-19.Read more

Data traps for Maori in contact trace app
The author of a proposed set of Māori ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence and data says Māori need to be involved in the development of any contact tracing app to counter the spread of COVID-19..Read more

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Latest Roy Morgan Poll another glimmer of hope for Maori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: This weeks Roy Morgan Poll is another unprecedented blow to the National Party and is proof positive Labour has made impressive inroads to the previously solid National voting bloc.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | COVID Māori Weekly Update 2 June | Echoes of the Spanish Flu Second Wave
Dr Rawiri Taonui: The latest data to 27 May shows improved testing of Māori and Pacific communities. The National Average for testing by ethnic group is 50 tests per1000 people. An acceptable range is +/- 20% of that figure (between 40 to 60 people per1000 of the population).
National's passive racism highlighted in Muller reshuffle
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you intend to take over a political party, your motivation to do so should be driven by a deep political belief that you have better ideas than the current leadership and that those ideas are filled with so many self-evident truths that your disloyalty is forgiven and a better set of ideas put in place under your leadership and authority.





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