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Now, More Than Ever, We Must Whakamana Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:14:11 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is urging the Government to recognise its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi so our tamariki and mokopuna can grow up in an Aotearoa where their language is celebrated, their health is prioritised, and their whenua is protected. "The ...More >>

Taranaki Whānui urge protestors to observe tikanga and Te Kahu o Te Raukura

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 20:06:54 +1300 | Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika

The leaders of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika are urging protestors to observe tikanga during their presence in the capital on Tuesday. “Our tribal leaders laid down Te Kahu o Te Raukura during the occupation of Parliament grounds last year, ...More >>

Rangatahi Māori Launch Generation Kāinga Research Programme

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 16:12:24 +1300 | Purangakura

Rangatahi Māori launch Generation Kāinga research programme Pūrangakura is excited to announce new partnerships with rangatahi Māori organistations to launch a research programme called ‘Generation Kāinga: Rangatahi Building a Regenerative and Resilient ...More >>

On The Government’s Smokefree Laws Debacle

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:36:46 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The most charitable explanation for National’s behaviour over the smokefree legislation is that they have dutifully fulfilled the wishes of the Big Tobacco lobby and then cast around – incompetently, as it turns out - for excuses that might sell this ...More >>

PSNZ Urges Government To Uphold Smokefree Legislation For The Health Of Children And Youth In Aotearoa

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:13:08 +1300 | Paediatric Society of New Zealand

Te Kāhui Mātai Arotamariki o Aotearoa | Paediatric Society of New Zealand, voices its concern over the government's recent proposition to repeal critical aspects of the country's smoke-free legislation. This proposed repeal undermines New Zealand's ...More >>

Coalition Agreements Between National, ACT And NZ First Signal The Need To Protect All Whānau Māori From Racist Attacks

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 12:13:43 +1300 | Te Kahu o Taonui

The new National, ACT and New Zealand First co-governance government has set its sights firmly on removing Māori rights, judging from their coalition agreements. The new government’s first joint announcement included that they would remove the ...More >>

An Oath To Our Mokopuna

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 11:01:03 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

On Tuesday, MPs will be required to pledge an oath of allegiance to ‘ His Majesty King Charles the Third, His heirs and successors’ before they can be officially sworn into Parliament. This is symbolic of the colonial power that Parliament places ...More >>

The Government Must Urgently Reconsider The Proposed Changes To The Oranga Tamariki Act Section 7AA

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 08:46:22 +1300 | E Tipu e Rea Whanau

E Tipu e Rea Whānau Services are deeply concerned at the new Government's plan to scrap Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act. As an organisation that works with teenage parents and their tamariki who have a history of state intervention, we know ...More >>

Māori Will Die To Fund Tax Cuts

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 12:58:16 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

By scrapping Aotearoa’s world-leading smokefree laws, this government is sacrificing Māori lives to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. Not only is this plan revolting, but it doesn’t add up. Treasury has estimated that the reversal of smokefree laws to ...More >>

Te Kāinga Wāhine Celebrates Success Of Inaugural Wāhine Māori Business Programme

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 14:01:48 +1300 | Te Kainga Wahine

Te Kāinga Wāhine is delighted to announce the successful completion of its inaugural cohort of Wāhine Māori Entrepreneurs, marking the end of a transformative six-month business development programme. Ten inspiring wāhine were selected from a pool of ...More >>

On The New Government’s Policies Of Yesteryear

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 10:06:54 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

This column expands on a Werewolf column published by Scoop on Friday Routinely, Winston Peters is described as the kingmaker who gets to decide when the centre right or the centre-left has a turn at running this country. He also plays a less heralded ...More >>

Ngāi Tahu Swimmer Wins Supreme Māori Sports Award

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 14:29:55 +1300 | Maori Sports Awards

Dunedin swimmer Erika Fairweather was named Māori Sportsperson of the Year at the 2023 Māori Sports Awards held in the Bay of Plenty tonight (25 November). Whakaata Māori will screen delayed coverage of the black-tie awards ceremony in a two-hour ...More >>

Justin Tipa elected Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 14:03:11 +1300 | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Justin Tipa (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) has been elected Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu, replacing Lisa Tumahai who step downs after seven years in the role. Yesterday’s election was held during a tribal hui at Arahura Marae near Hokitika. ...More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Warns of Catastrophic Impact on Māori Communities Following Incoming Government's Recent Decisions

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 13:50:15 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

In response to the New Zealand Government's recent coalition announcement, Hāpai Te Hauora's CEO Jason Alexander, expresses profound concern regarding the potential detrimental effects on Māori communities. Hāpai as the leading Māori public health ...More >>

Luxon’s Government Will Whitewash Aotearoa

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:30:56 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

NZ First has gotten their wish to ‘take our country back’ to the 1800s with a policy program that will white-wash Aotearoa and erase tangata whenua rights. By disestablishing the Māori Health Authority this Government has condemned Māori ...More >>

Precious Kauri Gum Memorial Stolen From Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 09:21:55 +1300 | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A precious piece of kauri gum has been stolen in a brazen daylight robbery from Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The robbery, which occurred on Sunday, 19 November, has saddened Trustees, staff and ...More >>

Shelley Burne-Field Named As 2024 Emerging Māori Writer In Residence

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:06:12 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

<img src="" width="540" height="720"> Shelley Burne-Field, photo by William Field Award-winning kaituhituhi Shelley Burne-Field (Sāmoa, Ngati Mutunga, ...More >>

Council Opts Not To Include Māori Constituency

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 16:23:07 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

The Council has decided not to include a Māori constituency in the next local elections in 2025. "We have previously considered the option of a Māori constituency and felt the best, most appropriate representation was direct representation by mana ...More >>

Hutt City Council To Establish Māori Ward

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 18:06:36 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Councillors have voted to create a Māori Ward for the 2025 local government elections. The intent of Māori Wards is to ensure Māori are represented and can participate in local government decision-making. Electors enrolled on the Māori ...More >>


Tue, 21 Nov 2023 02:15:08 +1300 | Whakaata Maori

Whakaata Māori will stream the prestigious 2023 MĀORI SPORTS AWARDS live on MĀORI+ from 6.00 PM on Saturday 25 November 2023 . The Awards show will also be broadcast on Whakaata Māori from 6.30 PM on Sunday 26 November. More than 500 guests from ...More >>


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