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Uptick in parties brings lockdown risk
A party pooper and proud of it. .Read more

Maori pandemic fund well spent
The effective use of the $50 million allocated to Māori responses to COVID-19 means the Government is looking to put further funding into those channels..Read more

Campervan takes COVID testing down Whangaroa backroads
South Auckland’s Whānau Ora Community Clinic has been on the road with a testing van going around Whangaroa in the far north to test for COVID-19..Read more

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

Checkpoints legal as long as police in picture
Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha says COVID-19 checkpoints are legal as long as they are working alongside local police..Read more

Slow tourism could better suit Maori communities
The Environmental Defence Society says the Government should re-establish a ministry for tourism to oversee the rebuild of the sector in the wake of COVID-19..Read more

May Day message of solidarity under coronavirus
It’s International Worker’s Day, a reminder not only of the fight for an eight hour day but the continuing struggle by workers to get a fair reward for their labours..Read more

Kaikoura prepares for unwatched whales
The manager of one of the country’s most successful Māori tourism businesses says tourism will be the sector hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis and some long-term support will be needed..Read more

Tourism towns face career crisis
The head of South Island whānau ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga says there needs to be special planning to address the long term impact of COVID-19 on tourism towns like Queenstown and Kaikoura..Read more

Child health checks resume
The Director-General of Health is urging people to resume routine healthcare and child health checks..Read more

Loan shark block brought forward
Measures to protect people from loan sharks have been fast tracked..Read more

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

State agencies fingered in path to homelessness
The head of a far north community services trust says the lockdown has been a chance to learn more about the lives of his clients..Read more

Maori growers face harvest challenges
The head of the Federation of Māori Authorities says more bodies are needed to get in the Māori harvest..Read more

Cautious restart to schools
Schools were open again today but there were few pupils in the classrooms..Read more

Prosecutions as people flout COVID Level 3 rules
Twenty one people have been prosecuted for breaching the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 rules in the first few hours of the lockdown being lifted..Read more

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

Schools well placed to detect strep throat
A south Auckland GP says with kids returning to school, it’s time for a catch up on strep throat..Read more

Self reliance lesson from COVID crisis
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the COVID-19 pandemic has woken the world up to the limits of globalisation and the need for greater self-reliance by countries..Read more

Tower upgrades will get rural areas working
The Government is throwing another $15 million into rural network capacity as communities look to meet the demands of a post-COVID environment..Read more

Checkpoint foils fishy getaway
The organiser of Ngāti Hine’s community checkpoints says a lot of people seem to think the drop to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 is a chance to burst their bubble and go roaming..Read more

Virus rules will push up screen costs
The president of Māori screen workers guild Ngā Aho Whakaari says the Government’s bailout of the media sector does little for Māori companies facing higher costs in a COVID-19 environment..Read more

Prison lockdown dragging on
As people start back to work with the drop to COVID-19 alert level 3, prisoners remain locked in their cells for up to 23 hours a day..Read more

New job centres as jobless numbers jump
Thirtyfive new employment centres across the country have been set up to work with employers and job seekers as part of a Government strategy launched today..Read more

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

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'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
What latest Poll means for the Maori Party?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZs latest Poll shows the same trend the TV3 Poll did, the National Party is in meltdown as the country thanks Jacinda for saving us from the public health pandemic nightmare we are witnessing in other countries.
White middle-class fear drives law & order in NZ
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The release of the largest-ever crime survey in New Zealand paints a picture of law and order issues dominated by white middle-class fears of crime rather than those actually suffering it.
Are Labour looking at a historic win?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Newshub Political Poll last night is as unprecedented as the pandemic itself.





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