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October 24, 2016

Image: Kehu Butler / sourced

Mount Maunganui based surfer, Kehu Butler, has win the Maori Open at Waitara beach over the weekend. Sunlive reports that: Butler Claims Open and Runner up For Ngai te Rangi at the 2016 Aotearoa Maori Titles at Waitara Beach over the weekend...

October 24, 2016

Maori prison rates have reached an all-time high and accounting for 51% of the total prison population. The Government has announced that a further 1800 new places will budgeted for across the prison system with more than half being filled by Maori men. New Zealand has...

October 24, 2016

Nolan Raihana, one of the last surviving veterans of the 28th Maori Battalion, has died aged 89 years old. Mr Raihana, of Ngati Porou was a former President of the Maori Battalion Association and was just 17 years old when he enlisted to fight in Italy with the Battali...

October 19, 2016

Photo: Brad Hanson

The Royal New Zealand Airforce has opened is very first Marae after more than a decade of hard work. Tony Davies, Chief of the Airforce has called it their very own tūrangawaewae and it is centered on the Ohakea air base just outside of Palmerston Nor...

October 13, 2016

New Zealand’s Auditor General, Lyn Provost, has taken aim at the Ministry of Education for not having enough information on the impacts on the work being done to life Maori achievement. The report, released today, has looked at the performance of initiatives over the l...

October 13, 2016

A restructure of the New Zealand Ministry of Justice has revealed that dozens of roles could be lost at the Maori Land Court prompting Ikaroa-Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri seeking answers. 

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they are looking at changes that could imp...

October 13, 2016

Wellington has its first Maori Deputy Mayor after Paul Eagle was formerly sworn into office today. Mayor, Justin Lester, had announced that Eagle would be his deputy and noted that he would fill the role until the City’s inauguration ceremony on October 26th. Eagle has...

October 11, 2016

Image: Maori leader and Chair of the Independent Maori Statutory Body, David Taipari

A battle is looming for more Maori representation on some of New Zealand’s largest City Councils with one leader saying it’s what the people want. David Taipari, Chair of the Independen...

October 11, 2016

Image: newly elected Maory of Porirua, Mike Tana

Former President of the PSA Union, Mike Tana, has been elected as the first Maori to hold the Porirua Mayoralty after Local Government elections held over the weekend. The win was by a thin margin of just 140 votes but wa...

October 11, 2016

Māori words and names are being trademarked in China hampering New Zealand businesses from trading freely, says New Zealand First.

“Miraka, a Māori dairy processing company, has had to alter its name in order to trade in China because ‘Miraka’ has already been trademark...

October 11, 2016

As he rose to give his maiden speech in the Parliament of New Zealand, Parekura Horomia, the former sheep shearer from Tolaga Bay was about to become a tree int he forest of leaders. This is the maiden speech the late, great Maori leader gave in 2000...in his own words...

Image: Nga Ngaru Chair, Mere Balzer

For the last 18 months Nga Ngaru has been travelling throughout Aotearoa and connecting with Maori everywhere, including overseas; we want to make sure as many of our people are connected as possible. The challenge has always been tha...

October 10, 2016

Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust have come out in support of the Corrections Department recruitment of Maori into careers within the department. The Trust is working with the Ministry of Social Development and the Department of Corrections to fill some 350 Correction...

October 9, 2016

Maori and Pacific Island children will benefit significantly from the change in formulation of a funded vaccine designed to prevent the most common form of hearing loss among young people, according to a Starship Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Specialist.

New Zealand ha...

October 9, 2016

Award winner: Taika Waititi

The inaugural Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori Screen Awards were presented last night at a Gala Ball at Auckland’s Stamford Plaza Hotel.

In celebration of 20 years of advocacy, professional development and capacity-building, Ngā Aho Whakaari, the Māori...

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