• Missmaorigal December blog - Taku Haerenga

    Missmaorigal December blog – 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 ...
  • Leadership Programme for Maori in Public Health

    Leadership Programme for Maori in Public Health

    Kia ora koutou Its close to Christmas and people are winding down for the year. Can you please let people know that we are taking enrolments  for 2015 for the Leadership Programme for Maori in Public Health If you know people that are interested, I would suggest sending in this email and get ...
  • Maori broadcasting & the year of living dangerously

    Maori broadcasting & the year of living dangerously

    From the Sparrowhawk/Karearea blog. This week there will be yet another one of those end-of year functions. Perhaps you are familiar with such things. Perhaps you have been press-ganged into a few yourself. Or perhaps you have managed (like me) to use your children as an excuse to avoid ...
  • Social Media Campaign lifts spirits after Sydney Siege

    Social Media Campaign lifts spirits after Sydney Siege

    Maori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox, has reached out across the Tasman to commend the initiative of Australian woman, Rachael Jacobs, who inspired the #illridewithyou campaign. “As New Zealanders have reflected on the horrific ordeal that took place in a Sydney café yesterday, many of us have ...
  • Spawnbreezie Tours Aotearoa Jan 2015

    Spawnbreezie Tours Aotearoa Jan 2015

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  • Te Reo Puawai Maori - Starting your te reo Maori journey

    Te Reo Puawai Maori – Starting your te reo Maori journey

    A great ‘beginners’ guide to te reo – not just speaking and writing, but how to teach it to others. This programme explores the basics and you will have the opportunity to engage and discuss content with facilitators and other students in online forums and attend a face-to-face hui (where ...
  • Tribunal report confirms iwi ownership of Lake Waikaremoana and paves the way for redress

    Tribunal report confirms iwi ownership of Lake Waikaremoana and paves the way for redress

    “We are pleased for the claimants that eight years after the hearing began on Lake Waikaremoana they have some closure,” says Maori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. “Most importantly, the report confirms freshwater is a taonga and identifies the ownership rights of Tuhoe, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati ...
  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 8 by Olly Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 8 by Olly Ohlson

    Wow that time of the year again – a time which I used to cringe about when I was a small child because far from the joviality and merriment associated with Christmas my childhood memories are filled with just the opposite, especially on this most sacred day. On the positive side – there was ...
  • Looking for an event that celebrates Whakatoheatanga?

    Looking for an event that celebrates Whakatoheatanga?

    Te Taunga Waka – Whakatohea Celebration is an event created in 2014 with an ambition from young leaders to unite the Iwi and to celebrate all that is Whakatohea. “We are encouraging our whanau to register online at www.tetaungawaka.com for whanau sports, casting, volunteers, hapu food stalls, ...
  • Looking for an event that celebrates Whakatoheatanga?

    Looking for an event that celebrates Whakatoheatanga?

    Te Taunga Waka – Whakatohea Celebration is an event created in 2014 with an ambition from young leaders to unite the Iwi and to celebrate all that is Whakatohea. “We are encouraging our whanau to register online at www.tetaungawaka.com for whanau sports, casting, volunteers, hapu food stalls, ...
  • Maori Academic Achievement	To Be Celebrated In Otaki

    Maori Academic Achievement To Be Celebrated In Otaki

    A bumper celebration of Maori academic success is promised for Otaki this weekend with Te Wananga o Raukawa celebrating its 2014 graduation event this Saturday. Coined Te Ra Whakapumau, the annual event will see the conferral of certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications ...
  • Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa - Maori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) wins Nga Kupu Ora Award 2014

    Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa – Maori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) wins Nga Kupu Ora Award 2014

    Te ORA is thrilled to win the Te Haurongo (biography and history) category at this year’s Nga Kupu Ora (Aotearoa Maori Book) Awards with their published book, Te Paruhi a nga Takuta.  Te Paruhi a nga Takuta tells the story of 27 Maori doctors and students.  Some just starting their careers, ...
  • Toxic shellfish poisoning strikes the Bay again

    Toxic shellfish poisoning strikes the Bay again

    In the past 24 hours reports of six people suffering from toxic shellfish poisoning have been received by the Medical Officer of Health.  Each person affected had eaten shellfish collected from the coastline which has a current health warning.  Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health, would ...
  • The curious case of Korotangi Paki and inherited privilege in modern New Zealand.

    The curious case of Korotangi Paki and inherited privilege in modern New Zealand.

    The news today that Korotangi Paki has now had a conviction entered against his name for Excess Breath Alcohol reminded me of a conversation I had with my mother a few months ago when the news broke that he had, at that time, escaped conviction.  “What!” She yelped. “How did ...
  • New Exhibition: Kaitiaki. Opens 2 Dec, Auckland

    New Exhibition: Kaitiaki. Opens 2 Dec, Auckland

       
  • Maori Language Advisory Group to provide independent advice

    Maori Language Advisory Group to provide independent advice

    The Minister for Maori Development is pleased to announce the establishment of a Maori Language Advisory Group to provide independent and expert advice on the Maori Language (Te Reo Maori) Bill. “I’m committed to ensuring we get this language legislation right,” says Minister Flavell. “I ...
  • Maori focus for Safe Sleep Day

    Maori focus for Safe Sleep Day

    The national Maori SUDI (Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant) prevention organisation Whakawhetu says that Maori are the priority for Safe Sleep Day, 5 December. Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign focused on promoting safe sleep practices for babies, so that every sleep is a safe sleep. ...
  • Sustainable cultural tourism focus for doctoral student

    Sustainable cultural tourism focus for doctoral student

    (Waikato University) Research highlighting the significance of sustainable cultural tourism is the objective for University of Waikato PhD candidate Mei Cooper. The distinction between tourism alone and sustainable cultural tourism – which prioritises the wellbeing of indigenous communities, ...
  • Interview with Find Your Voice star Adam Saunders

    Interview with Find Your Voice star Adam Saunders

    E rau rangatira ma, tena koutou katoa. He mihi mahana ki a koe. A few days ago we heard about an inspiring new film called ‘Find Your Voice’. Find your Voice tells the story of Elvis ‘E’ Peniaha (Adam Saunders), a young Maori musician who, after a divine windfall, returns to his native ...
  • Ngati Whakaue Swimsation Scholarship for Tamariki

    Ngati Whakaue Swimsation Scholarship for Tamariki