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Upside for Māori in post-Covid trade
The chair of Māori trade advocacy body Te Taumata says the COVID-19 economic recovery could be a chance for Māori to catch up and even get ahead of the pack..Read more

Rest home death added to COVID tally
There has been one further death in New Zealand from COVID-19..Read more

Māori take place at governance tables
More than one in five members on state sector boards and committees is Māori..Read more

Far North reviews Māori representation
Far North District Council is looking at what it needs to do to encourage more Māori participation in decision making..Read more

New team talks tech with Te Aupouri
Change is afoot in far north iwi Te Aupōuri..Read more

National urged to purge for renewal
Time for a real clean out in National’s ranks..Read more

Pūtea eases pressure of tough new water rules
The Government is creating a $700 million fund for riparian and wetland planting and other initiatives to prevent farm run off entering waterways..Read more

Maori purge bad sign for National future
Employment Minister Willie Jackson says National’s new leader seems determined to drag his party back to the Don Brash era with attacks on Māori..Read more

Pay equity on the way for teacher aides
More than 22,000 school teacher aides are set to get pay increases of up to 28 percent under an historic pay equity settlement..Read more

Kaye says competence key to shallow cabinet ranking
Meanwhile, National's new deputy leader Nikki Kaye says she wants to ensure the party’s Māori MPs have a strong voice and are respected..Read more

Survey finds Māori vulnerable to economic shock
The Māori Party is calling for a doubling of core benefits and an increase in the minimum wage to address the economic impact of COVID-19..Read more

NZ First Foundation scandal all innuendo says Peters
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is accusing a Radio New Zealand reporter of using innuendo to create a false narrative about a trust linked to the party..Read more

Kapa haka contenders found by consensus
Four rōpū from Te Tai Tokerau will take the stage at next year's national kapa haka competition, despite the rohe scrapping its regional competition because of COVID-19 restrictions..Read more

Tribunal slams housing development on urupā
Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable trust hopes a scathing Waitangi Tribunal finding marks the end of a development on a historically significant burial ground at Waikanae..Read more

Collins defends low ranking for Māori MPs
Fourth-ranked National Party member Judith Collins says it’s not good to push MPs onto the front bench if they don’t have enough parliamentary experience..Read more

Manuhiri fears water pollution from Dome landfill
The chair of Mahurangi iwi Ngāti Manuhiri is questioning Auckland Council’s support of a giant landfill near Warkworth..Read more

Voluntary effort call for seabird safety
Pressure is going on the fishing industry to stop killing seabirds..Read more

Collins held strong hand in leadership bid
You've got to know when to hold 'em - know when to fold 'em..Read more

Car smoking ban passes
Parliament yesterday unanimously passed a bill making it illegal to smoke in a car with children, a decade after a Māori affairs select committee inquiry recommended the move be investigated..Read more

Flu jab push working in Hawkes Bay
More than 69 per cent of Māori 65 and over in Hawke’s Bay have received an influenza vaccine, a record for this stage of the year..Read more

Apology hollow from 'arrogant' artist
A Nelson artist with a history of offending Māori with her paintings has been told to wake up and stop her displays of white privilege and cultural arrogance..Read more

Iwi fish in emergency food packages
Māori fishing companies Sealord and Moana New Zealand have contributed more than 8 tonne of seafood and 13,000 ready to eat meals to iwi during the COVID-19 crisis..Read more

Changes at Ngāti Maniapoto
Long-serving The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board chair Tiwha Bell has stepped down..Read more

Tamihere regrets Bridges and Bennett ousting
Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere says the change of National Party leadership makes the case stronger for getting his party back into parliament..Read more

Rotorua Airport land use change irks former owners
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is urging opponents of the expansion of Rotorua Airport to get behind a project that will benefit the whole region..Read more

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'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
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THE NEW ZEALAND SITUATION: The main figures inspire confidence that New Zealand has gained a good degree of control over COVID-19.
What latest Poll means for the Maori Party?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZs latest Poll shows the same trend the TV3 Poll did, the National Party is in meltdown as the country thanks Jacinda for saving us from the public health pandemic nightmare we are witnessing in other countries.
White middle-class fear drives law & order in NZ
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The release of the largest-ever crime survey in New Zealand paints a picture of law and order issues dominated by white middle-class fears of crime rather than those actually suffering it.
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