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April 16, 2020

The New Zealand Maori Council has told the Government that the latest report regarding freshwater is an absolute indictment on inaction and it is well past time for the Crown to respond to the demands of Maori about a discussion of ownership rights. Matthew Tukaki, the...

April 16, 2020

Alert Level 3 will see many significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ movements retained, but will permit aspects of the economy to reopen in a safe way that will allow the economic recovery to begin, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

“There are promising...

April 16, 2020

As the dry weather continues, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking people to make every effort to reduce water use – especially those in the rural sectors.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Water Shortage Event Manager Steve Pickles says the region continues to exper...

April 16, 2020

Ripiripia, Haehaea!
Ripiripia, Haehaea, Tuakina!

Kurahaupō E! Kurahaupō E!
Heke iho ra ngā hupe, ngā roimata 
i tō wehenga ki te pō
Nāu te puna mātauranga e ārahi i a mātou te Kaunihera, 
otirā ngā iwi o Te Tauihu
Hoki wairua mai rā ngā parekura 
I runga i ō koutou waka...

April 16, 2020

Hawke’s Bay councils have this week submitted a joint bid for $314m of government investment funds for ‘3 waters’ infrastructure projects relating to stormwater, wastewater and drinking water.

To reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, earlier this month th...

April 16, 2020

Māori Party Co-leader and Te Tai Hauāuru candidate Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is calling on the Government to meet with representatives of teachers and principals and address their concerns about the Government’s newly announced rules for Level 3 that would enable parents w...

April 16, 2020

Thousands of frowns have been turned upside down for whānau and their Iwi leaders around the country thanks to a newly established service to support them.

Iwi leaders nationwide are partnering with Haumi ē, an Auckland based food and logistics collaboration to ensure w...

April 16, 2020

The Māori Affairs Committee has agreed to extend the submission deadline on the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill.

The original deadline was 17 April, and has now been extended by one month until midnight, 17 May.

The committee made this decision a...

April 16, 2020

Following on from the recent arrival of its new qualification in manaakitanga, Skills Active has launched two more programmes that focus on cultural competence in work settings.

The New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 2) covers a basic understan...

April 15, 2020

Today Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa Chairperson, Haami Piripi, proudly announced the appointment of the new Te Rarawa Chief Executive Officer, Phillip Murray.

Haami said there had been considerable interest in the position and the Rūnanga was very pleased with the eventual sel...

April 15, 2020

An illegal encampment of tents and marquees on the Ōwairaka / Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura / Mt Albert Maunga has attracted breaches of the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown rules and has been removed.

The encampment was set up by a group protesting the Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s plans...

April 15, 2020

Dr Huhana Hickey believes the District Health Boards are not being forthright when a Waikato DHB spokesman said in a media statement yesterday that they "strongly refute any suggestion that PPE is being restricted and staff prevented from accessing masks and other prot...

April 15, 2020

Te Kahu o Taonui which is a collective of Taitokerau Iwi Chairs and CEOs from Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāpuhi, Kahukuraariki, Whangaroa, Ngāti Wai and Ngāti Whatua ki Kaipara have collectively acknowledged the Government has put a co...

April 14, 2020

Maori unemployment could rise above 30% if action is not take now – NZ Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has urged the Government to work more with Maori small  business and industry to develop a specific Maori approach to employment and business growth as Tre...

What to do in order to get your dream job? From writing resumes to the job interview, follow and implement these 10 tips to yield better results for your future career!

When I applied for my first job at McDonalds in the city where I grew up at 15 I was knocked back. Ap...

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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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