• Rotorua White Ribbon Ride urges stand against violence

    Rotorua White Ribbon Ride urges stand against violence

    Dave Donaldson will never forget the story of a woman who escaped her violent partner by going to jail. Some years ago while the Rotorua deputy mayor was still a police officer, he escorted a woman to Auckland to serve jail time for dishonesty offences. Her story has stayed with him. “For her ...
  • Maori theatre at Te Papa for next 3 years

    Maori theatre at Te Papa for next 3 years

    Rehearsals begin this month for the first in a quartet of plays about the settlement of Wellington being presented at Te Papa. Te Rakau Theatre with support from Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Te Puni Kokiri presents The underTOW in support of Ngati ...
  • Missmaorigirl - How do you protect your mana, your wairua?

    Missmaorigirl – How do you protect your mana, your wairua?

    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 think ...
  • Te Paepae Wananga o Ngati Whakaue noho at Ngapuna Marae (Hurungaterangi)

    Te Paepae Wananga o Ngati Whakaue noho at Ngapuna Marae (Hurungaterangi)

    Kia ora tatau Te Paepae Wananga o Ngati Whakaue will be holding our last Weekend Wananga for the year which will be held at Ngapuna Marae (Hurungaterangi) 15 Hurunga Street, Ngapuna. The weekend will be held on Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16. This will complete our focus on the 6 ...
  • The Deadlands and a vampire flick...just what the heck is 'a Maori film' these day anyway?

    The Deadlands and a vampire flick…just what the heck is ‘a Maori film’ these day anyway?

    From the Sparrowhawkkarearea blog Many years ago now I was deeply absorbed in the question: ‘what is a Maori film?’ I was working in Maori radio and making a documentary series about that very question. Or at least, that was how it turned out, because that was very much the question ...
  • First te reo maori movie opens at #1 #TheDeadLands

    First te reo maori movie opens at #1 #TheDeadLands

    NEW ZEALAND FILM ‘THE DEAD LANDS’ HAS EPIC OPENING – POSITIONED #1 AT THE NZ BOX OFFICE New Zealand film THE DEAD LANDS has opened to number one place at the New Zealand box office, ahead of block-buster Brad Pitt film Fury, placing this film in the record books as the first Te Reo Maori ...
  • Missmaorigirl - Fifth Edition

    Missmaorigirl – Fifth Edition

    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 ...
  • The Lowdown - seeking Maori rangatahi to share their journey through depression/anxiety

    The Lowdown – seeking Maori rangatahi to share their journey through depression/anxiety

    The Health Promotion Agency is currently redeveloping the website for The Lowdown (www.thelowdown.co.nz), a website which provides young people with information about depression and other mental health issues. In order to ensure that the website meets the needs of our rangatahi, we are looking ...
  • Te Arawa journalists and NZME. to launch first Maori newspaper in mainstream media

    Te Arawa journalists and NZME. to launch first Maori newspaper in mainstream media

    Two Te Arawa journalists are spearheading the launch of the first Maori newspaper in the country. Editors Kereama Wright and Marisa Balle have been working in collaboration with the Rotorua Daily Post to produce the monthly newspaper, which is set to increase to a weekly frequency in the very ...
  • SPOILER ALERT- The Dead Lands... No, I am not giving away the plot...

    SPOILER ALERT- The Dead Lands… No, I am not giving away the plot…

    By Chanz Mikaere SPOILER ALERT- The Dead Lands…I am not giving away the plot… As far as gratuitous violence and kick arse, blood soaked fight sequences go…AWESOME. Hey, I like that shit! Note too, we are used to the Hollywood epic fight scenes that give you the whole distance ...
  • Hui to support Kiwis in Australia, Adelaide, Sat 25 Oct

    Hui to support Kiwis in Australia, Adelaide, Sat 25 Oct

  • Regional Council adopts Maori title Toi Moana

    Regional Council adopts Maori title Toi Moana

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. The word Toi is an abbreviated reference to Toi Te Huatahi, or Toi Kairakau, the ancestor that the Bay of Plenty is named for. Moana refers to the ocean on the ...
  • Maori All Blacks 2014 squad named

    Maori All Blacks 2014 squad named

    The Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month was named in Wellington today and features 11 new caps. The team will be captained by Chiefs midfield back Charlie Ngatai with Tasman loose forward Shane Christie as vice-captain. While New Zealand Rugby has yet to receive official ...
  • Experts appointed to land technical advisory group for lakes programme

    Experts appointed to land technical advisory group for lakes programme

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has formed a new Land Technical Advisory Group (Land TAG) to provide independent advice on land-based nutrient management solutions for water quality. The Land TAG’s first priority will be the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes and then it will expand its focus to wider land ...
  • East Coast Vibes 2015

    East Coast Vibes 2015

    We’re stoked and excited to announce such a diverse range of artists for East Coast Vibes 2015.  We’re especially proud to present one of the biggest names in reggae music, a band with legendary status who popularised reggae music in the 70′s and 80′s. A band made famous ...
  • Scholarships in Teaching @ University of Auckland

    Scholarships in Teaching @ University of Auckland

    Scholarships in teaching There are a number of scholarships in teaching available to students at the Faculty of Education. If you’ve dreamed of going teaching, now is the time to act. »TeachNZ scholarships »Teach First NZ programme – Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based) ...
  • Sports Injury Management Workshop, Rotorua

    Sports Injury Management Workshop, Rotorua

  • Humanitarian aid from New Zealand desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

    Humanitarian aid from New Zealand desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

      Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area. “We’ve contributed bombs and bullets ...
  • Maori contingent at Avondale 100 years ago

    Maori contingent at Avondale 100 years ago

    17 October 1914 is a significant date on the Maori calendar. One hundred years ago, just a day after the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force had sailed from Wellington, 500 volunteers for the Maori Contingent began arriving at Avondale Racecourse, Auckland. The first was a ...
  • Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in ICU

    Maori & Pacific Island Children Overrepresented in ICU

    Maori and Pacific Island children are over represented in admissions to paediatric intensive care in NZ for serious chickenpox complications with an almost threefold and sixfold increase respectively.1 Furthermore, long-term disability, usually neurological damage, were suffered by 31% of the ...