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Fund Now Open To Improve Digital Inclusion Of Aotearoa New Zealand's Ethnic Communities

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:24:44 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Applications are now welcome for the Ethnic Communities Digital Inclusion Fund. The Fund aims to ensure ethnic communities can fully participate in Aotearoa New Zealand by increasing their confidence using digital technologies. Anusha Guler, ...More >>

Apartheid Bill Deeply Divisive

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:55:01 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s Apartheid Bill will not begin to solve the fundamental economic and social issues our nation faces,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Labour’s Māori wards legislation is better described as the Apartheid Bill. The basic assumption ...More >>

Māori Now Have A Seat At The Local Government Table

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:25:50 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the passing of the Local Electorate Act Māori Wards Amendment Bill which ensures Māori have a say on local issues across Aotearoa New Zealand. “We strongly tautoko this kaupapa that brings Māori to a decision making table ...More >>

National Will Overturn Undemocratic Māori Wards Bill

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:46:29 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The next National Government will repeal the Māori wards legislation passed by Parliament tonight under urgency, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “Electoral law reform should not be rushed through Parliament under urgency like this. “Jacinda ...More >>

Te Pāti Māori Celebrate Māori Wards Bill, Vow To Continue Fight For Māori Rights In Local Government

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:34:47 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

Te Pāti Māori is celebrating the third reading of the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill and vowing to continue the fight for guaranteed tangata whenua representation in local government. “The passage ...More >>

National Māori Housing Conference, Heartened By The Turnout

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:30:28 +1300 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

The sixth National Māori Housing Conference 2021, is being hosted in Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga over the next few days. Approximately 300 participants from around the motu attended the pōhiri at Waipatu Marae today. “It clearly illustrates the ...More >>

Huge Public Support For Binding Referendum On Maori Wards In Northland

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:34:00 +1300 | Democracy Northland

Democracy Northland has delivered the largest ever paper petition to three of Northland's council's proposing to introduce Maori wards. Former regional councillor and one of the petition organisers, John Bain said, "The response has been huge. It ...More >>

Moriori Claims Settlement Bill Passes First Reading

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:24:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little today welcomed Moriori to Parliament to witness the first reading of the Moriori Claims Settlement Bill. “This bill is the culmination ...More >>

Respected Kaumātua Demand Resignation Of Unitec/MITBoard Chair

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 06:14:40 +1300 | Maori at Unitec

Respected kaumātua have supported a call from Māori staff at Unitec to remove the Chair of the joint Unitec/MIT Board and one remaining member of its Rūnanga. Māori staff collective Te Rōpū Mataara are calling for the resignation of the ...More >>

Mau Whenua Was Not Responsible For FB Comment; Police Complaint Comes To Nothing; Councillors Invited To Occupation Site

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 19:02:39 +1300 | Mau Whenua

Social media comments featured in the Dominion Post last week did not come from Mau Whenua, the group occupying Shelly Bay or from one of the group’s leaders Dr Catherine Love. On Monday 15 February last week an out of context Facebook comment ...More >>

Paakiwaha Promo Monday 22nd February 2021

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:19:17 +1300 | Paakiwaha

Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Māori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. On today’s show: Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene calls ...More >>

Te Rūnanga O Whaingaroa Appoint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:06:38 +1300 | Te Runanga o Whaingaroa

Kāeo, 22 Pēpuere 2021. Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa Board Chairperson Murray Moses has announced the appointment of Bree Davis as Interim Chief Executive to lead the Whangaroa Iwi Authority. Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa Deputy Chief Executive and Healthy ...More >>

Matariki Almost A Half Billion Dollar Tax On Business

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 06:36:12 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“Official advice to the Government says an extra public holiday at Matariki could cost almost $450 million,” ACT Leader David Seymour can reveal. “This is a perfect example of the Prime Minister doing what’s popular versus what’s responsible. ...More >>

Climate Commission Welcomes Iwi Feedback On Draft Advice To Address Climate Change

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 06:02:02 +1300 | Climate Change Commission

The Climate Change Commission will launch a new online campaign called to activate coastal Māori communities to “raise their voices, not the sea level”. The online and radio campaign aims to encourage 100 ‘coasties’ to provide feedback ...More >>

Mahuta’s Screwed Māori Wards Consultation Should See Bill Returned To Committee

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:37:28 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is condemning Local Government Minister Nanaia Muhata’s decision to give local councils supporting her Māori wards legislation advance notice of the short submission process. This decision was revealed by National ...More >>

COVID-19 Fueling Discrimination Against Tangata Whenua And Chinese Communities

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 07:29:46 +1300 | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

New research by the Human Rights Commission has revealed that Tangata Whenua along with Chinese communities report the highest rates of discrimination since the start of COVID-19. Four in ten respondents (39%) report having experienced discrimination ...More >>

Salvation Army Report Points To Serious, Embedded And Ongoing Hardship

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 06:59:16 +1300 | Salvation Army

Covid-19 cast a large shadow over our whenua. Inequality, already entrenched in Aotearoa, was magnified and exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19. The Fourteenth annual State of the Nation 2021 report from The Salvation Army, “Disturbed Present. ...More >>

Kaumātua Intervene To Provide A Safe Space For Māori At Unitec

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 06:41:18 +1300 | Maori at Unitec

Representatives of Te Rōpū Mataara (Unitec Māori Staff Collective) and kaumātua, who have strong connections with Māori education and communities in Tāmaki Makaurau, met last Friday 11th February to discuss the pressing issues facing Māori at Unitec. ...More >>

Te Pāti Māori Call On COVID Minister To Release Māori Vaccination Plan

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:18:07 +1300 | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori is calling on the Minister for COVID-19 Response, Chris Hipkins, to immediately release his plan for rolling out vaccines in Māori communities and to commit to working directly with Māori organisations to ensure resources get to ...More >>

Urgent Action Needed To Address Ongoing Inequity In Maternity Sector

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 11:52:50 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Babies of Māori, Pacific and Indian mothers are still more likely than babies of New Zealand European mothers to die in pregnancy or within the first 28 days, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) 14th report shows. There ...More >>

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