• The Great Kereru Count

    The Great Kereru Count

    Here’s a good one for your tamariki these holidays From now until October 5th, Forest & Bird needs Kiwis to send in a quick report when you see Kereru. (Kids love birdwatching too!)  www.kererucount.org.nz
  • Car Registration Korero from Uncle Tiari

    Car Registration Korero from Uncle Tiari

    This panui from one of the Uncles (*note: while we don’t endorse this korero, if you manage to save some money, please send out a karakia to uncle Tiari in appreciation: Potaua). Subject: CAR REGISTRATION You should already know that the cost of relicencing a vehicle drops substantially ...
  • Taranaki DHB shortlisted in the Nga Tohu Reo Maori awards

    Taranaki DHB shortlisted in the Nga Tohu Reo Maori awards

    The Taranaki DHB has been shortlisted for the Maori Language Awards 2014 run by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori / Maori Language Commission. The Taranaki DHB submitted an application based on its commitment to incorporate bilingual signage around Project Maunga (the hospital redevelopment) and ...
  • Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability in Whanganui

    Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability in Whanganui

    A memorandum of understanding was signed in Whanganui on Thursday September 24 2014, between The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Nga Hononga Marae (Charitable) Trust. MEDIA RELEASE Partnership will strengthen Maori innovation and capability A memorandum of ...
  • Maori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends

    Maori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends

    Legendary sports stars, rugby league player Stacey Jones and golfer Philip Tataurangi, will be inducted into the Maori Sports Hall of Fame, Te Whare Matapuna o te Ao Maori, at the National Maori Sports Awards later this year (Saturday 29 November 2014). Stacey William Jones ONZM (Ngati ...
  • Why my vote may not be that important after all. (Gulp!)

    Why my vote may not be that important after all. (Gulp!)

    From the Sparrowhawk/Karearea Blog (http://sparrowhawkkarearea.com) Like a lot of bloggers at the moment I have been toying with the notion of writing a piece encouraging my Dear Readers to get out and vote. Indeed, I found myself starting to get all worked up about how IMPORTANT OUR VOTE IS. ...
  • Waiariki? Meh! - Chanz Mikaere

    Waiariki? Meh! – Chanz Mikaere

    For the first time ever, I haven’t given a shit about any political parties: I have not been patched or contributed in any way to any of the gangs. Why? Because this year’s Waiariki election is tiresome. CANDIDATE VOTE Last election, I used whakapapa as the deciding factor in my vote. Although ...
  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 7, by Olly Te Hata Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 7, by Olly Te Hata Ohlson

    In Walk Talk 6 I gave a personal account of how value i.e. self value; affects an individual’s mauri/energy relating to money and the quality of life. In this Walk Talk, I outline the physical structures that need to be put in place in order to provide positive mauri/energy for everyone. In ...
  • Waikato District Health Board is offering pregnant Maori mums gift vouchers to quit smoking

    Waikato District Health Board is offering pregnant Maori mums gift vouchers to quit smoking

    If you are up to 28 weeks pregnant, smoke and are Maori or Pasifika, Waikato District Health Board (DHB) may have up to $250 worth of gift vouchers to give you. The offer is part of the Hapu Mama incentive programme to encourage 30 pregnant mums in the Waikato to give up smoking. Dr Nina […]
  • Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures 2014

    Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures 2014

      Ngati Porou ki Poneke taurahere is proud to host the 2014 Ta Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures in Wellington at one of the country’s iconic venues, Te Papa. This year the lectures celebrate the 31st year of this uniquely Ngati Porou event. The first lecture series was held in 1983, ...
  • Rangatahi ma!  Come and plan your path into the future in Rotorua.

    Rangatahi ma! Come and plan your path into the future in Rotorua.

    Rangatahi ma! Introducing the ‘Certificate in Vocational Skills’ course offered at Waiariki Polytechnic, Rotorua. The course is open to any person aged 16 years and over. There are no fees, and the course is a maximum of 16 weeks. The benefits of this course for our people is they ...
  • Navajo boy sent home from TX school because of hair length

    Navajo boy sent home from TX school because of hair length

    When all other Seminole, Texas students were headed to their first day of school on Monday, one little boy was sent home because his hair was too long. The five-year-old boy, Malachi Wilson, is a part of the Navajo Nation, and according to his parents, it’s against their religion to cut his ...
  • Human Rights Commissioner highlights Indigenous home ownership barriers

    Human Rights Commissioner highlights Indigenous home ownership barriers

    Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner says a lack of home ownership for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley has become a key human rights issue. Tim Wilson is visiting Aboriginal communities throughout the Kimberley, ahead of his ‘rights and responsibilities’ tour next month. ...
  • Question mark over Maori prostate diagnosis rates

    Question mark over Maori prostate diagnosis rates

    GPs can make a difference to health inequalities by diagnosing prostate cancer early, according to men’s health champion Lannes Johnson. “I think we have to do a lot more for Maori [men],” Dr Johnson says, in the wake of newly published findings confirming inequalities in prostate cancer ...
  • Raewyn Rasch appointed TVNZ's General Manager, Maori and Pacific Programmes

    Raewyn Rasch appointed TVNZ’s General Manager, Maori and Pacific Programmes

    TVNZ has appointed Raewyn Rasch to the position of GM, Maori and Pacific Programmes. Rasch has been acting in the role of GM since January this year, and has a long history in broadcast journalism and production at TVNZ, as well as at Radio New Zealand, CTV, and TV3. At TVNZ, she has been the ...
  • Researcher explores end-of-life care for Maori - Massey University

    Researcher explores end-of-life care for Maori – Massey University

      Attitudes to death and dying have a cultural dimension, so how well does end-of-life and palliative care encompass Maori culture, spiritual beliefs and traditions? Massey University psychology doctoral student Diane Koti (Ngati Porou, Ng?ti Mainapoto, and Te Whanau ? Apanui) is ...
  • Confessions of a moderate Maori voter...(If that's OK with you, that is).

    Confessions of a moderate Maori voter…(If that’s OK with you, that is).

    On my Facebook feed this morning I read the following status update written by a friend. It made me wonder. This was a cry from the heart for something that Maori have apparently lost. This woman was just.. [r]emembering the days when we weren’t separated by our political beliefs but were ...
  • The Dead Lands - Coming Soon

    The Dead Lands – Coming Soon

    In NZ cinemas nationwide from October 30 Showcasing extreme athleticism in peak physical condition, James Rolleston leads an extraordinary NZ cast including Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare, Raukura Turei and Rena Owen, in a full te reo Maori film – THE DEAD LANDS. ...
  • The Dead Lands (2014) Teaser Trailer

    The Dead Lands (2014) Teaser Trailer

    Synopsis Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by ...
  • Internet-Mana promises 100,000 Jobs

    Internet-Mana promises 100,000 Jobs

    Internet-Mana has launched its election campaign by promising 100,000 new jobs, nationwide full employment and an ambition to turn New Zealand into a “world-leading digital workforce”. The party’s Right to Work policy outlines a plan to create 50,000 permanent jobs and 50,000 ...
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