• In praise of…Pakeha learning and teaching te reo Maori.

    In praise of…Pakeha learning and teaching te reo Maori.

    From Mamari’s Sparrowhawkkarearea blog at http://sparrowhawkkarearea.com. I had one of those lump-in-the throat moments the other day watching Jennifer Ward-Lealand on Native Affairs talking in te reo Maori about her journey into te reo Maori. (Watch it here: http://bcove.me/lqqnfv6x.) ...
  • Maori king's son's ruling appealed

    Maori king’s son’s ruling appealed

    The Crown has filed an appeal against a judge’s ruling that saw the Maori king’s son let off drink driving and theft charges. Korotangi Paki, 19, was discharged without conviction in the Auckland District Court earlier this month on two counts of burglary, one of theft and one of ...
  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 5 by Olly Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 5 by Olly Ohlson

    Some of the students, online as well as in Home study groups take a while to get used to thinking differently about the material they receive as it is based on wananga language meaning that it is metaphysical i.e. literally on another level to the physical language used in everyday life. ...
  • NGATA LECTURES - REGISTER NOW

    NGATA LECTURES – REGISTER NOW

    Ngata Lectures now open for registration. Click here to register Karanga mai! Karanga mai! Karanga mai! Ngati Porou are being called to Wellington in September to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the prestigious and popular lecture series named for one of the country’s greatest ...
  • Swoop on marae likened to Tuhoe raids

    Swoop on marae likened to Tuhoe raids

    Police entry into a Stratford marae early Saturday morning was racial profiling reminiscent of the Tuhoe raids, the Maori Party says. Two officers entered the marae around 2am on Saturday, waking the 25 children who were sleeping there. Police were looking for a suspect after a man was ...
  • Marae speaks out about police waking children at 2am to investigate

    Marae speaks out about police waking children at 2am to investigate

    Maori elders have filed a complaint with the Independent Police Conduct Authority over the way in which two Stratford officers entered the Stratford marae around 2am on Saturday and woke 25 children sleeping there. The police were looking for a suspect after a 61-year-old man was assaulted ...
  • Vote Donna Semmens for Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Trust

    Vote Donna Semmens for Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Trust

    Kia ora Ngati Rangitihi whanau,I have accepted a nomination to stand for a trustee on Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Trust. Four (4) of the existing seven (7) Trustees must retire by rotation. These four Trustees can still stand for re-election. They are Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Graham Pryor, Cathy ...
  • Maori protocol stalls prison farewell

    Maori protocol stalls prison farewell

    Maori protocol issues have enveloped moves to take the body of a stabbing victim to a Turangi prison, so his jailed father can farewell him. Joe Collier was stabbed in a gang-related attack in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, on Sunday. He was to have been transported 141km from Rotorua to arrive at ...
  • The Strength of being Maori by Missmaorigal

    The Strength of being Maori by Missmaorigal

    Ok, so first of all, I had every intention of starting off by writing about all the wonderful things I’ve learnt in the past month or so. But due to certain recent events, I have something I feel needs to be said. Im scared people, scared and angry for the future generations. When an ...
  • Matarua - Haka Fit Bootcamp

    Matarua – Haka Fit Bootcamp

    Te Whare Tu Taua o Matarua provides Maori weaponry skills and education to its members in their pursuit of excellence and personal development. For the first time ever, Matarua is opening its doors to individuals and groups wanting to participate in their famous conditioning classes. To ...
  • Maori find it hard starting a business

    Maori find it hard starting a business

    (by DEENA COSTER) Nothing beats hard work and it also rings true for Maori looking to set up their own business. It is something Waitara’s John Tipene considers to be the secret to his own success. With experience setting up businesses both in Wellington and Taranaki, his most recent ...
  • Opinion: Maori Party needed as National's coalition partner

    Opinion: Maori Party needed as National’s coalition partner

    Kia ora koutou I have been following quite a few political polls recently with an eye to the general election in September. A recent poll has predicted that the Maori Party faces the real possibility of exiting Parliament at the next election. This should be of concern to everyone who cares ...
  • 2014 Green Agriculture Innovation Awards (GAIA) NZ

    2014 Green Agriculture Innovation Awards (GAIA) NZ

    These events showcase practical ways to profitably grow quality food while taking care of the environment. With rising concerns around water quality, it’s fantastic see the range of positive solutions showcased by the GAIAward winners. Come and find out how they do it!! Tickets to the ...
  • Pita & Tariana: legacies and looming threats

    Pita & Tariana: legacies and looming threats

    What a week it has been for the Maori Party, and for Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples in particular. Today (9 July 2014) marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Maori Party, (even as the party’s survival becomes increasingly subject to question). On Thursday last week Pita ...
  • Green Party launches key election priority, rivers clean enough for swimming

    Green Party launches key election priority, rivers clean enough for swimming

    The Green Party has announced today that its number one environmental priority for this election is making our rivers clean enough to swim in again and keeping our beaches safe from oil spills. The Green Party will make a series of announcements over the course of the election campaign in which ...
  • Te Awa Tupuna - Voices from the River

    Te Awa Tupuna – Voices from the River

    Te Awa Tupua – Voices from the River, the new documentary from Paora Joseph, the director of the revelatory Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka (2012), tells the story of his own iwi and their long struggle to regain guardianship over their ancestral taonga, the Whanganui River. The ...
  • Maori has the honor of being one of the most successful stories of language revitalization

    Maori has the honor of being one of the most successful stories of language revitalization

    With over 60,000 speakers – a number that is actually growing – Maori isn’t even classified as endangered. While technically still “vulnerable” things are looking good for the Polynesian language native to New Zealand. Maori enjoys a lot of legal protection and as ...
  • Matariki and Maori Language Week at Unitec

    Matariki and Maori Language Week at Unitec

    Unitec Institute of Technology will be hosting a range of events over the next few weeks celebrating Matariki and Maori Language Week. All the activities have a strong local connection to the whakapapa of UNITEC as an institution. Our Matariki celebrations focus on Te Wai Unuroa o Wairaka and ...
  • AE MARIKA!

    AE MARIKA!

    A column published in the Northland Age By Hone Harawira  |  MP for Te Tai Tokerau Leader of the MANA Movement WHO IS KIM DOTCOM …? Ask no longer folks. Kim Dotcom himself will be in Kaitaia at the start of a national tour to promote INTERNET MANA, so if you want to meet him […]
  • Courts ruling of Maori King's son not special treament says expert

    Courts ruling of Maori King’s son not special treament says expert

    A legal expert says a discharge without conviction for the 19-year-old son of the Maori King, is not a case of special treatment. Korotangi Paki faced charges of burglary, theft and drink driving. But a conviction could have ruled him out as a future king, and a judge has decided that would ...
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