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August 17, 2020

Whatever new arrangements may be put in place in response to Covid 19 for the General Election 2020, the Electoral Commission have been questioned as to what changes they have made to ensure the multiple problems experienced by Māori voters in the last election are not...

August 17, 2020

Hāpai te Hauora is once again calling for the Government to honor its Tiriti Partnership, and echoes calls for strong Māori leadership to spearhead response to second wave of COVID-19, as Aucklander’s brace for 12 more days at Level 3, whilst the country navigates the...

August 17, 2020

Te Runanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Trust is a step closer to finalising its Treaty of Waitangi settlement claim with the Government.

Trustees of Ngāti Maru and the Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little initialed the Deed of Settlement this week.


August 17, 2020

Māori Party Co-leader and Te Tai Hauāuru candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is shocked with the Ministry of Education’s decision today to allow senior students to return to high schools in Tāmaki Makaurau while the city is still in lockdown at Level 3, and is backing pare...

When I applied for my first job at McDonalds in the city where I grew up at 15 I was knocked back. Apparently there were other people better than me at flipping burgers. When I turned 16 I applied for my second job cleaning a supermarket in the early hours before schoo...

August 12, 2020

“Calls on “arrogant” holiday homeowners to stay put…”

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council has warned Aucklanders not to put pressure on Northland health and community services by abandoning the City and heading to their holiday homes during the level...

August 12, 2020

Image: Matthew Tukaki outside the Maori Affairs Select Committee room refusing to leave until the Inquiry was announced

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed the report of the Maori Affairs Select Committee into Health Inequities for Maori with its Executive Direct...

August 4, 2020

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has said unemployment in New Zealand will rise significantly over the next quarter and the figures out today are just the tip of a very fast-moving iceberg.

Tukaki has said earlier Treasury forecas...

August 4, 2020

First published in 2013 this article remains relevant today. in 2013 Matthew Tukaki was the first elected Board member of the United Nations Global Compact, the business and industry side of the UN System. He remains the first Maori elected and at the time also served...

August 3, 2020

Image: Matthew Tukaki with former Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon handing his report over on reform of the UNGC

New Government Report Shows Maori to be greatly impacted

The CEO of the Maori Carbon Collective, Matthew Tukaki, has called on the Government to act wh...

July 29, 2020

Rip it up and start again – the Resource Management Act / the New Zealand Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed the review of the Resource Management Act undertaken by a panel of experts led by retired Court of Appeal Judge Hon Tony Randerson, QC. The...

July 21, 2020

Image: Dunlops Upper Hutt

Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has urged all political parties to come out with a policy that will see the return of a high end and high production manufacturing sector. Tukaki has said that “for decades now we have seen...

July 16, 2020

The National Maori Authority has called on all political parties to do more when it comes to childhood and whanau poverty in New Zealand with Chairman, Matthew Tukaki, saying that COVID19 has amplified the problem:

"I will say now that unless we find a meaningful way to...

July 12, 2020

Tukaki to restructure Maori Carbon: the focus is on opportunities for Maori

“We are fortunate to have Matthew on board to see us through this next phase of the Maori Carbon Foundations growth”. Sir Mark Solomon

Matthew Tukaki has been appointed as the interim CEO of the...

One of the greatest challenges the world faces has not gone away because of COVID19 and that is climate change. In the words of NASA The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) to...

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September 8, 2020

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Maori Film Festival 
New Zealand Film Festival

Sir Apirana Ngata was a man who set the pace of his times and a true Maori leader. He has often been described as the foremost Māori politician to have ever served in Parliament, and is also known for his work in promoting and protecting Māori culture and language. In the 1905 election, Ngata himself stood as the Liberal candidate for the Eastern Maori electorate, challenging the incumbent Wi Pere. He was elected to Parliament.


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