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  • Iwi eager to unite its people in celebration

    Iwi eager to unite its people in celebration

    Excitement is building among Ngati Whakaue in preparation for a two-day celebration focussed on bringing hapu members together and acknowledging the success of the iwi. Matatihi – Whakaue Whakanuia will showcase three events in September at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu. This includes a ...
  • Pu Konohi Art Auction

    Pu Konohi Art Auction

    Tena koutou katoa, For those who love Maori Art and know others who may be interested, please forward the attached flyer to your networks. The Auction Fundraiser for Te Hamua Nikora is being hosted on Friday August 8 – 19 Tory Street ArtSpace in Wellington at 6.30pm. Artworks donated by, ...
  • Amazing opportunity for Rangatahi wanting to work with Vodafone

    Amazing opportunity for Rangatahi wanting to work with Vodafone

    Tena Koutou, please share! We have a real drive this year to increase the number of Maori Grads within Vodafone. Mauri ora! Our Graduate Programme has been running since 2012 and has historically been focussed on our Technology division. This year, we are excited to announce that we have 30 ...
  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 6 by Olly Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 6 by Olly Ohlson

    As promised, this Walk Talk is about money. Money is directly associated with value and so I want to go into some detail about self value. Because we work with the mauri/energies of Earth Mother and Sky Father, we basically function in base two. i.e. a dual system as in: up and down, right and ...
  • The Maori Party dismisses Act Party claims of race-based privilege

    The Maori Party dismisses Act Party claims of race-based privilege

    Maori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the Act leader’s speech on race-based favouritism is divisive and designed to whip up anti-Maori sentiment. Act Party Leader Jamie Whyte has said that what he calls ‘race-based favouritism’ in education leads to Maori students “having an easy ride” ...
  • Five ways climate change harms indigenous people

    Five ways climate change harms indigenous people

    From the Arctic ice to the Amazonian rainforest, climate change is threatening the homes and traditions of indigenous people. Due to their close ties to the land, indigenous people face particularly grave threats from the damage wrought by climate change. Making up about 5% of the world’s ...
  • Actor Wayne Hapi is a force of nature says Barney McDonald

    Actor Wayne Hapi is a force of nature says Barney McDonald

    You can be forgiven for not knowing the name or face of Wayne Hapi, standout star of new Kiwi film The Dark Horse, opening in cinemas this Thursday. Hapi is a complete novice and yet a natural actor who commands your gaze on screen. He more than holds his own against co-star Cliff Curtis, a ...
  • Maori Delegation to India getting ready

    Maori Delegation to India getting ready

    HINDU COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND Incorporated (Registered with Charities Commission Regd No: CC31281; Donee organisation status from IRD) Organisation in Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2012 Post Box 6240, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3043, New ...
  • 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 ...