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Shaw tackles abuse inquiry challenge
The new chair of the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State and Religious Care says it’s important to get the stories out into the open..Read more

Power struggle as Ngapuhi Runanga reports back
The Ngāpuhi Rūnanga holds its first annual meeting tomorrow for more than a decade without Sonny Tau, and his legacy and succession are likely to be hotly contested..Read more

Iwi recalls hanging of Hamiora Pere
Aitanga a Māhaki and Ngāti Kahungunu hapū Ngāi Tahu Matawhaiti are gathering at Iwitea north of Wairoa tomorrow to remember Hamiora Pere, who was hanged in Wellington exactly 150 years ago for treason..Read more

Kingi king of Maori pop
Troy Kingi’s master plan of 10 albums in 10 years continues to pay rewards, with the Northland musican taking the Maori artist and best roots arts awards at last night’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards..Read more

Education fundng needs to target inequity
The Child Poverty Action Group says the Government’s plan to take school zoning out of the hands of school boards and principals will improve equity..Read more

Dennis unrepentent after IPCA slam
Former police inspector Hurimoana Dennis says he stands by actions the Independent Police Complaints Authority has called an abuse of power that was outside police policy..Read more

HPV self screen a game changer
A Māori health leader says a new self-administered test for cervical cancer is a game changer and should be funded by the government..Read more

Armed police a threat to Maori in moment of madness
The Mental Health Foundation is warning that having armed police on patrol is likely to lead to Māori with mental health problems being shot..Read more

Maori priority in school governance reform
The Government says reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools system is an opportunity to create meaningful change for ākonga Māori and their whānau,.Read more

Trade Ministry internship for Ngai Tahu scholar
Ngāi Tahu Holdings has added the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade to its Matakahi internship programme..Read more

Hobson's Pledge weighs in to tree battle
The chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority says it’s unfortunate outside groups like Hobson’s Pledge are trying to piggyback on local protests over the removal of trees on Ōwairaka-Mount Albert..Read more

Baby uplift debacle points to change
The commissioner for children says the fall out from Oranga Tamariki’s botched attempt to uplift a baby in Hawke’s Bay in May is a chance to bring reforms to child protection services that people have been dreaming about for decades..Read more

Anti-forestry march sowing confusion
Māori and other foresters say today’s 50 Shades of Green march on parliament is driven by deliberate confusion about the nature and scope of recent forestry expansion..Read more

Iwi owners called out in stop Go Bus action
The FIRST Union wants the iwi owners of Go Bus to step in and deliver a living wage its workers..Read more

Police Complaints Authority slams Hurimoana Dennis
The Independent Police Conduct Authority says the Turning of the Tide crime prevention strategy did not provide any lawful justification for former Inspector Hurimoana Dennis to detain an Auckland teenager in 2015..Read more

Ngāpuhi frustrated at Oranga Tamariki speed
The chief executive of the country’s largest iwi says the latest review of Oranga Tamariki confirms systemic failure within the child protection agency..Read more

Euthanasia law threat to Maori
A Māori disability advocate says the End of Life Choice Act poses a major threat to Māori..Read more

Ōwairaka / Mount Albert Trees
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority continues to work towards delivering the plan for the ecological restoration of Ōwairaka / Mount Albert, which includes the.Read more

Hayes hurt by benefit comment reaction
National’s Māori development spokesperson says Māori commentators should check first before attacking her reported comments..Read more

Scholarship to boost Ngati Apa reo revival
Top of the South Island iwi Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is offering a new scholarship to support the revitalisation of te reo Māori in its ranks..Read more

Star compass wins landscape award
A park featuring a star compass on the coast between Napier and Hastings has won the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects’ Te Karanga o te Tui award..Read more

Community partners strengthen police strategy
Maori community partners are being seen as critical to the refreshed police Maori strategy,.Read more

Principals happy Tomorrow's Schools reformed, not replaced
The Principal’s Federation is broadly supportive of changes the Government has agreed to stemming from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce..Read more

Tree Council backs removal of Owairaka rakau
The Tree Council has come out in favour of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s plan to remove 345 exotic trees from Owairaka-Mount Albert..Read more

Gun prohibition orders could break abusers hold
Violence awareness group White Ribbon is welcoming public consultation on whether the Government should us firearms prohibition orders to keep guns out of the hands of people with a history of family harm..Read more

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The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.
National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

Nothing highlights the denial of colonialism quite like the Parihaka apology
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: We must never allow the perfect to defeat the good, but the fact that it's taken 138 years to formally apologise for the tragedy of Parihaka speaks volumes about the cultural denial of the negative effects of colonialism.
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