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Tough call to shelve tourism business
The head of Ngāi Tahu Holdings says putting the tribe's tourism businesses into hibernation was a heartbreaking decision..Read more

Law will set rules for Alert Level 2
The Government will remove any uncertainty over the legality of COVID-19 restrictions by introducing a new law providing a legal framework for Alert Level 2..Read more

Safety first as shift to Level 2 weighed
Play it safe..Read more

Clear skies give glimpse into past
A Māori astronomer is celebrating clearer skies as the COVID-19 restrictions have led to a drop in air pollution..Read more

Iwi produce fills relief packs
The roadside checkpoints are going from the far north, but iwi are still on the front line of responding to COVID-19..Read more

Ministry of Health: 1 new case of COVID-19
Media Release: 1 new case of COVID-19.Read more

Tears of rage from whanau ora chair at tangi ban
The chair of the North Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency says the Government went too far in blocking tangi during Level 4 and 3 lockdowns..Read more

Maori views on school reopening ignored
A leading Māori educationalist says Simon Bridges’ reason for not including Māori among submitters to his Epidemic Response Committee isn’t good enough..Read more

Marist testing needed for peace of mind
One of the people from the Marist College COVID-19 cluster says he can’t understand why people connected with the school weren’t tested earlier..Read more

Maori jobless numbers set to spike
Up to 40,000 Māori could lose their jobs over the next year..Read more

Marae foodbank refines contactless systems
The queues have gone from Ngā Whare Waatea Marae..Read more

Epidemic committee chair spurns Maori input
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has slammed National Party leader Simon Bridges for failing to include a Maori in his Epidemic Response Committee..Read more

Boarding houses not fit for kaumatua
The head of the South Auckland Māori wardens says the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the dire conditions many kaumatua and kuia are living in..Read more

Marist testing finds weak COVID case
A campaign to test as many students and staff of Auckland’s Marist College as possible has come up with just one new case of COVID-19 connected to the cluster..Read more

Zero days no cause for early
For the second day in a row there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported..Read more

Hayes says COVID rule-breaking sign of government overreaction
National’s Māori development spokesperson says the country should already be back at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 so people can do what they need to restart the economy..Read more

Nervous energy better directed away from politicians
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is urging iwi to show patience in getting involved in the COVID-19 economic recovery..Read more

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

Tiki tourers pulled up short at Taranaki checkpoints
The organisers of iwi community checkpoints in Taranaki say they show a high rate of inter-regional travel under COVID-19 Alert Level 3..Read more

Iwi ready to help but Government not listening
The chair of Wairoa to Wairarapa iwi Ngāti Kahungunu says iwi are ready to help with the COVID-19 recovery, but their offers are falling on deaf ears..Read more

Maori nurses expand roles
The head of West Auckland's Te Whānau o Waipareira is welcoming a relaxation in the rules to allow nurses to carry out vaccinations, provide medicines and treat asthma patients and strep throat..Read more

Virus infects Maori media planning
The Minister for Māori Broadcasting says the COVID 19 crisis highlights the need to overhaul Māori media..Read more

Hail Mary tests to ease school angst
There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported today..Read more

Caution call despite falling case numbers
Despite the lack of new COVID-19 cases, the handshakes and the hongi may have to wait..Read more

Ministry of Health: No new cases
Media Release: No new cases.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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