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Korimurimu harbour sculpture wows mayor
Auckland mayor Phil Goff is celebrating opening of a usable sculpture at Te Wānanga, the new waterfront park near the Viaduct..Read more

Child poverty increasing through Covid choices
Child Poverty Action Group is blaming Government neglect for an increase in poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity for tamariki Māori and other children in the first year of Covid-19..Read more

Booking failures slow Maori vax rate
Māori pandemic group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā says the Health Ministry needs to explore new ways to get the Covid vaccination message out..Read more

Aotea iwi link dredging to dumping in port battle
Iwi connected with Aotea-Great Barrier have been back in court trying to block a Ports of Auckland consent to dredge shipping channels..Read more

Maori Council looks for Maori place in resource management
The New Zealand Māori Council is calling for Māori to be involved in decision making at every step of the reformed resource management process..Read more

Lung screening trial expanded for Maori
The Health Research Council is putting up $1.2 million from its Rangahau Hauora Maōri investment stream so a study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among Māori can piggy back on the country’s first-ever national lung cancer screening trial..Read more

Tauranga Maori thrive under commission oversight
A member of Tauranga Council’s tangata whenua committee says there is widespread community and business support for the current commissioners to stay on for a further three-year term..Read more

Reo dubbing a roaring success
Filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley is celebrating a deal to dub Disney films The Lion King and Frozen into te reo Māori..Read more

Iwi concerned Taranaki short changed on tests
Ngāti Ruanui says Taranaki District Health Board should be testing for COVID-19 traces not just in the New Plymouth wastewater system but in Hawera, Patea, Eltham and Stratford..Read more

Ngati Toa uses rahui to highlight spills
Ngāti Toa Rangatira has placed a two-week rāhui on Te Awarua o Porirua in response to two sewerage spills..Read more

Sharpness with humility a feature to be emulated
Ngāti Awa kaumātua Waaka Vercoe says the late Joe Mason was someone to be emulated..Read more

Motel buy gives Kainga Ora better choices
The Associate Housing Minister for Homelessness is defending Kainga Ora's purchase of a Rotorua motel as emergency housing..Read more

Raukokore housing revamp gets official tick
A revamp of the remote eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Raukokore near East Cape was opened today by Housing Ministers Megan Woods and Peeni Henare..Read more

Wrong place, wrong plan for Rotorua motel buy
Rotorua district councillor and Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency chair Merepeka Raukawa Tait is unhappy at Kainga Ora’s purchase of a sulphur city motel to turn into emergency accommodation..Read more

Fear factor strong in reo backlash
Green MP Marama Davidson believed bigotry and racism are on the wane - despite some eruptions at the recent farmers’ protests..Read more

Extra classrooms to deal with roll growth
The Government is investing $100 million for Short Term Roll Growth classrooms at schools across New Zealand..Read more

Parties come together to fix Rotorua housing crisis
Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says Kainga Ora’s purchase of a motel in the city for emergency accommodation is a sign of a larger plan to tackle the region’s homelessness crisis is coming together..Read more

Ngati Awa loses rangatira Hohepa Mason
Ngāti Awa has lost one of its most familiar faces with the death of Joe Mason in Whakatāne Hospital at the age of 87 after a long illness..Read more

Maori messages misplaced in vaccine push
The co-chair of the Māori pandemic response group Te Whakakaupapa Urutā says the controversy over a COVID booklet is symptomatic of a wider problem of health authorities failing to connect with Māori..Read more

Sick pay relief for Maori workers
Sick leave is about to change - and for many Māori workers that will mean a big improvement on their current conditions..Read more

Iwi benefit in Tairawhiti jobs for nature push
Jobs for Nature is putting $14.7 million into iwi-led and iwi-designed projects in Te Tairāwhiti..Read more

Baroque music to move Otara tamariki
South Auckland tamariki are getting a chance to see and head some old and unfamiliar instruments this weekend..Read more

Waipareira challenge forces council concession
Waipareira chief executive John Tamihere says a last minute concession from Auckland Council property development arm Panuku has exposed that its social housing policies had no legal justification..Read more

Ngai Tahu teams up with Datacom for jobs and tech
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have signed a strategic partnership with the largest New Zealand-owned technology services company that will give more young Māori a pathway into the tech sector..Read more

World Cup skip chance for Pacific league comp
Former international and Warriors coach Tony Kemp says a still beating heart is better than tin in a cabinet..Read more

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OPINION -John Tamihere: Auckland Council Property Development arm Panuku has conceded that thousands of Māori and Pacific Island elders, single parents and beneficiaries have been forced on to Government Housing Waiting List by their flawed and unlawful social housing quota.
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