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Tūpuna Maunga Authority Sick Of Watching Auckland Burn; Ban Fireworks Sales

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:19:30 +1200 | Tupuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is calling for a total ban on the private sale of fireworks following the latest fire at Maungarei / Mt Wellington on Tuesday 7 April. Fire and Emergency crew in attendance advised Authority management they received reports of ...More >>

Maori Council Releases Support Package For Small And Medium Business

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 13:37:24 +1200 | Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has swung in behind small and medium sized businesses having released a suite of policy recommendations that include immediate taxation changes, introduction of a quickly implementable asset write off scheme, commercial ...More >>

Maori Say Government Did Not Consult Them On Tangihanga

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 11:19:30 +1200 | Hemana Waaka

If crisis point was met, there is little doubt that the Bay of Plenty regions District Health Boards and hospitals could not cope with a severe outbreak of COVID-19. Medical staff would be stretched to their limits, resulting in deaths, and iwi and hapu in ...More >>

Maramataka And Taonga Puoro Education Combine In New Facebook Support Page To Ease Pain Of Lock-in

Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:33:15 +1200 | Awa Puoro ki te Ao

Meretini Bennett-Huxtable and Tom Johnson playing koauau (flutes).  Photo courtesy: Sebastian Lowe Did you wake up one morning last week feeling lethargic for no reason? Did you feel as though the walls were closing in on you? You probably ...More >>

Māori And Pacific COVID-19 Testing Boosted With New Centres

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:39:48 +1200 | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The number of Māori and Pacific people being tested for COVID-19 is set to significantly increase with the opening of two new community testing centres in South Auckland. Last weekend, a clinic focusing on the needs of the Pacific community opened at South ...More >>

Iwi Chairs Welcome Clarity Of Police Powers

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 10:16:38 +1200 | Iwi Chairs Forum

The National Iwi Chairs Forum welcomes the further clarity and guidance on Alert Level 4 rules during lockdown, issued by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield over the weekend. Speaking from the Wellington base of the National Iwi Chairs Forums ...More >>

Maori Focussed Centre To Test For COVID-19 In South Auckland

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 18:05:49 +1200 | Whanau Ora Community Clinic

A Community Based Assessment Centre or Drive-In testing station will now focus on Maori and the wider South Auckland Community based in Manukau. From Saturday 4th April 2020, the Whanau Ora Community Clinic constructed a CBAC Drive-In testing station ...More >>

BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response Launches New Website

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 16:41:54 +1200 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response has created a new website to help address the Bay of Plenty and Lakes community’s COVID-19 questions. The website has the latest health updates relating to COVID-19, plus answers to frequently asked questions. ...More >>

1 In 5 Māori People Speak Te Reo Māori

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 10:46:14 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Almost 1 in 5 Māori adults said they could speak Te reo Māori, and a third said they could understand the language at least fairly well, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ said today. Over half of Māori people had some Te reo Māori speaking ability. ...More >>

Lockdown Soul Session #6 Native Nations

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 17:51:51 +1300 | Aronui Arts Festival

Together at home Rotorua Join us for a series of live-streamed Solo sessions with artists live streaming from their Whare, to yours. Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8 PM – 8:45 PM | FB/IG/Spotify: @nativenationsmusic Marcus Ridge is a Diné, (Navajo), ...More >>

NDHB Situation Update And Important Info Re Latest Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 16:59:08 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Did you shop at New World Kaikohe from 20-30 March? Northland Public Health Officials advise anyone who shopped at New World Kaikohe between 20 and 30 March to keep a close eye on their health. This is following the contact tracing conducted on theMore >>

Lisa Te Heuheu Appointed As Chair Of Te Wai Māori Trustee Limited

Thu, 2 Apr 2020 10:09:50 +1300 | Te Wai Maori Trust

Te Wai Māori Trustee Limited is proud to announce the appointment of Lisa te Heuheu as its new Chair. Lisa (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto) has been a director of Te Wai Māori since 2017, and brings significant experience working in the natural ...More >>

Ngāti Hine Communities Unite In COVID-19 Response

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:24:50 +1300 | Ngati Hine

“Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine” is the new Ngāti Hine community response group, established to lead out a long-term community response to COVID-19. Following crisis talks, the group decided to reach out wider and establish a coordinated operating ...More >>

Manaaki Key For Getting Though COVID-19

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:23:38 +1300 | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Preliminary results from a survey investigating how well-equipped Māori whānau in the South Island are to stay at home for extended periods show that the majority are prepared to manage their short-term needs, but have increasing anxiety about ...More >>

Te Pūtahitanga To Roll Out Whānau Package

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:06:20 +1300 | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

The Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga, will roll out a series of initiatives to support whanau get through COVID-19. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Chief Executive, Helen Leahy says the whānau support package will ...More >>

Does Corona pose a greater threat to indigenous peoples?

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:11:46 +1300 | Rob Messenger

The answer to that important question may be found in the history of previous pandemics of the 20th century. More >>

Supporting Whānau Led Solutions To COVID-19

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 17:41:41 +1300 | Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Chief Executive of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, Helen Leahy, is pleased that the combined efforts of the Māori Ministers has enabled the release of much needed relief to whānau across Te Waipounamu. “We know that whānau ...More >>

Whānau Ora Commissioning Acknowledges Support Package For Whānau As A Good Start

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 13:04:53 +1300 | Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait says the just released targeted financial package for Māori is a good start and looks forward to the government releasing more funding and support to vulnerable communities. Today the government announced a range of initiatives ...More >>

Supporting Māori Communities And Businesses Through COVID-19

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:33:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Associate Minister of Health Minister for Whānau Ora Hon Kelvin Davis Minister of Tourism Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Māori Development ...More >>

The Ahuriri Hapū Claims Settlement Bill Opens For Submissions

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:16:05 +1300 | Maori Affairs Committee

The Māori Affairs Committee has opened for submissions on the Ahuriri Hapū Claims Settlement Bill. The legislation relates to a deed of settlement signed by the Crown and Ahuriri Hapū. Ahuriri Hapū are based in and around Napier, in the Hawke’s ...More >>

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