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Naumai leads marae kai plan
The Ministry for Primary Industries is backing a marae-based project to help Kaipara residents grow their own food..Read more

Maori partners critical to housing plan
The Government is counting on Māori and iwi housing providers to fill in some of the gaps in its new public housing plan..Read more

Māori Party welcome resignation of Grainne Moss
The Māori Party is welcoming the resignation of Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss after sustained pressure from leading figures within the Māori Party..Read more

Family ties deliver Grace story to big screen
The producers of a new film based on Patricia Grace’s novel Cousins have released a trailer in advance of its nationwide general release on March 4..Read more

Auckland Gallery challenged on Maori vision
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei chief operating officer Tom Irvine has been appointed to the advisory committee for Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki..Read more

Queens and Kings of Karapiro show winning class
Gisborne’s Horouta Wakahoe Club has emphasised its strength in the sport with its wāhine taking a clean sweep of the premier open women’s division at the 32nd Waka Ama Sprint Nationals yesterday..Read more

No moa digging Heritage NZ plea
Heritage New Zealand says illegal fossickers have damaged a South Island archaeological site of great significance to Māori..Read more

Kapiti fund gives leg up for Maori enterprise
Kāpiti Coast District Council has opened applications for the latest round of its Māori Economic Development Fund to help whānau, hapū, iwi and mātāwaka in Kāpiti develop a business or social enterprise..Read more

Reo rankles Grey Power
An Opotiki District Councillor plans to complain to the Race Relations Commissioner over a Whakatane Grey Power newsletter that claimed he insulted other guests at a meeting by giving a karakia in te reo Māori..Read more

New world opens for haka studies
Students will be able to turn their after school kapa haka into credits towards university entrance in a pilot launched yesterday..Read more

Possums pounded in Pirongia 1080 drops
The Department of Conservation says its pest control operation on Mount Pirongia, including a 1080 drop over 14,000 hectares, has been a success..Read more

Kura join communities to counter COVID
The Education Review Office has praised the response of the Māori medium sector to restrictions imposed because of COVID-19..Read more

Whanau Ora Clinic plays catch up on MMP jabs
A South Auckland health service has set up a community immunisation clinic to reach the large number of 15 to 30 years who may have missed out on the full course of MMR vaccinations while they were tamariki..Read more

Maori architects build on unique vision
A young Māori architect says Māori voices are critical to what will make Aotearoa New Zealand’s built environment unique..Read more

Ancestral pride on show at Aotearoa Waka Ama Nationals
The taitamariki have had their time on the water and now the older age grades are wielding their paddles for the 32nd Waka Ama Sprint Nationals on Lake Karapiro..Read more

Maori docs want training boost
The National Hauora Coalition says COVID-19 has highlighted long term underinvestment in training up enough general practice doctors, especially of Māori and Pasifika background..Read more

Whaingaroa Harbour off limits for scallops
Commercial fishing is being blamed for a shortage of scallops in a far north harbour..Read more

Councillor says Maori seat petition con job
A South Taranaki community board member is accusing lobby group Hobson’s Pledge of distributing dishonest and deceitful flyers in an effort to block a plan for a Māori ward in the district..Read more

Survey casts light on unreported crime
The latest New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey has found three in 10 New Zealanders had experienced crime..Read more

More putea for COVID recovery conservation jobs
Another $34 million is being put into the Jobs for Nature fund, which could create more than 400 jobs in ecology, restoration, trapping, pest control, fencing and project management..Read more

Hobson's Pledge tactics from Trump playbook
Māori Party MP Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is comparing lobby group Hobson’s Pledge to racist supporters of American president Donald Trump..Read more

Wharekura graduates making their mark
The new co-chair of Te Mātāwai wants to increase the visibility of the Māori language promotion body so more organisations come to it for support and funding..Read more

Vigilance needed as COVID mutates
A member of Māori pandemic response group Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā is urging heightened vigilance as new strains of COVID-19 entering the country..Read more

Dredging and over-fishing anger Maori environment roopu
One of the founders of a new Māori environmental roopu says iwi should leave some of their fishing quota on the wharf to help with conservation efforts..Read more

Party hats left at gate for prophet’s birthday
Labour Māori vice president Tane Phillips says the party will still be represented at this month’s Rātana commemoration, even if they are not wearing their party hats..Read more

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OPINION: Ministry of Social Development debt fiasco an example of beneficiary powerlessness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An example from social media of the total power the Ministry of Social Development has over the lives of beneficiaries emerged last week and reminded everyone of the punitive welfare culture we still have in NZ.
OPINION: After Waikeria Prison Riot - What Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis must be doing now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: After the lack of leadership displayed during the Waikeria Prison Riot, Minister Davis must be urgently reviewing the current state of the NZ prison muster.
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