• 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 ...
  • Nats give in to Maori over rights declaration

    Nats give in to Maori over rights declaration

    National has bowed to Maori Party wishes and agreed to support the highly contentious United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples despite the previous Labour Government issuing dire warnings that the document is fundamentally incompatible with New Zealand’s ...
  • Digital Maori Forum on the $30m Maori ICT Fund: Legacy of a Dying Party

    Digital Maori Forum on the $30m Maori ICT Fund: Legacy of a Dying Party

    Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples announced the next stage in the creation of a Maori ICT Development Fund as he exits politics. The $30 million was set aside to establish a Fund to support Maori economic development and Maori language and culture through ICT. I find it hard to fathom how ...
  • Missmaorigal - Taku Haerenga

    Missmaorigal – Taku Haerenga

    ­For todays’ modern Maori, the choice to learn and embrace their maoritanga isn’t a process that happens overnight. More often than not, there is a catalyst, a starter, someone or something that leads you to ask questions. Something that makes you ask yourself what it is to be Maori. I can ...
  • Celebrating the draft national curriculum for kura kaupapa Maori

    Celebrating the draft national curriculum for kura kaupapa Maori

    The Minister of Maori Affairs and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples has congratulated the kura kaupapa Maori movement for developing their own national curriculum. Dr Sharples has joined more than a hundred whare kura students at Huinga Reo Wananga being held at Te Kura Kaupapa ...
  • Te Whanau a Apanui Hui a Iwi, Te Kaha

    Te Whanau a Apanui Hui a Iwi, Te Kaha

    TE WHANAU A APANUI HUI-A-IWI confirmed for Sunday 17 August, Te Kaha Marae, Tukaki whare tipuna. 10am start. Kaupapa korero are Treaty negotiation matters and Whenua (including the proposed changes to whenua laws).  NAU MAI HAERE MAI TE KATOA, please attend or make arrangements for someone ...
  • Te Tai Tonga Candidates Debate, Wellington

    Te Tai Tonga Candidates Debate, Wellington

    Te Upoko o Te Ika Radio is hosting the Te Tai Tonga candidates debate at Te Kohanga Reo Trust Hankey Street on Monday 11th August at 6pm. Willie Jackson is the Adjudicator. Here’s a rundown of the night, haramai tatou ki te whakarongo ki te tautohe a nga mangai o Te Tai Tonga. Te Tai […]
  • Make a Rotorua local New Zealander of the Year urges mayor

    Make a Rotorua local New Zealander of the Year urges mayor

    Mayor Steve Chadwick is challenging Rotorua residents to nominate a local to be the 2015 New Zealander of the Year. “Think of a person who’s made a difference in your life. We are a genuinely caring community and most of us have been inspired by someone in our community. “One of the best things ...
  • The children of the Takamore case: scaling the unscaleable?

    The children of the Takamore case: scaling the unscaleable?

    From the Sparrowhawk/Karearea blog at http://sparrowhawkkarearea.com. When the news started filtering through from late 2007 about the dispute over the James Takamore’s tupapaku I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Being a Christchurch-raised urban Maori with a Pakeha mum, ...
  • Independent Maori fisheries review

    Independent Maori fisheries review

    A review of Maori fisheries is to consider whether restrictions on selling quota to non-tribal owned companies is affecting iwi payouts to descendants. Both tribal-owned Aotearoa Fisheries – part-owner of Sealord – and the body overseeing the quota, Te Ohu Kaimoana will be assessed ...