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Rangitane ready to share wildlife sanctuary with nation
Rangitāne is set to gift the Pūkaha Forest to the people of Aotearoa..Read more

Kauri sapling marks commitment to te tiriti
Multicultural New Zealand is taking 50 community leaders from around New Zealand on a hīkoi to Waitangi this weekend to plant a kauri tree on the Treaty Grounds as a gesture of commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi..Read more

Delamere Cup nursery for kapa haka stars
While thousands of people pack into Manukau Sports Arena today for Polyfest, down near East Cape the per capita attendance will probably be higher at the Delamere Cup..Read more

Councillor says ship has sailed for port boss
An Auckland councillor says she’s surprised Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson still has a job..Read more

Wahine of legend to inspire today's young women
The powerful women of Māori myths and legends feature in a series of digital comic books launched in Tāmaki Makaurau last night..Read more

Tough tobacco action could cut tax take
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has welcomed moves to impose new restrictions on tobacco in a bid to get the country back on track for the Smokefree 2025 deadline..Read more

Smoothie company gets research boost
Māori food business Kaitahi As One has been given $54,000 by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge to research bioactive components present in indigenous ingredients which can be incorporated into its smoothie drops..Read more

Shea DHB top role partnership in action
Sharon Shea from Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi te rangi has been named the first Māori chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board..Read more

Creativity meets tech
Media Release: Aho Wahine is a series of interactive bi-lingual apps that breathe new life into the traditional stories of Aotearoa, interpreting them from the point of view of the female characters..Read more

Sharon Shea announced as first Maori Board Chair of Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Sharon Shea says she is proud and honoured to be named as the first ever permanent Māori Board Chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), calling it an important signpost for the community..Read more

Jobless rolls shrink
Almost 33,000 people moved off benefits into work into the March quarter, the largest number since electronic records started in1996..Read more

Help offered for construction industry suicides
A mental health advocacy group is tackling a high suicide rate among Māori builders..Read more

Greens want tikanga Maori in welfare system
The Green Party wants to see a tikanga Māori framework embedded in the welfare system..Read more

Happy times for new Labour Kaunihera Māori head
The new chair of Labour’s Kaunihera Māori says close observation of his predecessor and other senior Māori in the party has prepared him for the role..Read more

Smokefree 2025 -The time for consultation has passed. Itís time to move
“Smokefree 2025 won’t happen unless government sets clear targets and spends the money to achieve those targets” said Hone Harawira who led the stop smoking campaign in parliament that gave rise to the 2025 target..Read more

2021 ASB Polyfest Underway at Manukau Sports Bowl
"ASB Polyfest is back" that was the resounding sentiment at the Manukau Sports Bowl yesterday on the opening day of the 2021 ASB Polyfest..Read more

Professional needed in jab job
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says unregistered staff assisting in COVID-19 vaccination programme lack the clinical knowledge to respond in an emergency..Read more

Mayor relying on board to make Ports of Auckland safe
Auckland mayor Phil Goff is confident the right steps have been put in place to stop a spate of deaths at Auckland’s port..Read more

Child mental health programme expanded
Mana Ake children’s mental wellbeing services will be extended to five more District Health Board areas, including Northland, Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and West Coast..Read more

Prison kapa haka comp expanded
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the expansion of a prison kapa haka competition is a reflection of the fact access to culture is a right, not a privilege..Read more

Covid shot likely to be repeated
Phase 2 of the Covid vaccination is ramping up, but there’s a warning it’s unlikely to cover every variant..Read more

Ancient shellfish to reveal quake dates
A scientific dig along the south Wairarapa coast could fill in come gaps about Māori occupation of the area..Read more

Promising start to Maori procurement database
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says initial indications are a push to increase the number of Māori firms doing business with government is going well..Read more

Pataua protest a teaching moment despite threats
The spokesperson for a Ngātiwai hapū trying to stop the sale of land at Pātaua says Oranga Tamariki is threatening to uplift tamariki from the occupation site..Read more

Maori pre-term babies missing mother's milk
A researcher from the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute is asking why Māori pre-term babies are less likely to transition to breast milk..Read more

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OPINION: Labour refuse to do anything about racist drug laws
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An unprecedented coalition of 25 organisations like the New Zealand Medical Association, the Mental Health Foundation, the Public Health Association, the Maori Law Society, the Drug Foundation, Hapai te Hauora, and JustSpeak have called on drug reform citing health and societal issues while pointing out how racist our drug laws are.
OPINION: More Maori men will be found guilty of sexual assault thanks to law change
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More criticism last week of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill when the co-President of the Penal Reform League, Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams, warned again that the law changes would see more innocent Maori men found guilty of rape and sexual assault.
OPINION: Maori Party brutally outflanks Kelvin Davis again
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the Māori Party are supporting Waikeria Prison protesters in filing civil rights claims against Corrections brutally outflanked the hapless Kelvin Davis once again.
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