Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
On April 1st there will be a dawn ceremony and memorial service at Orakau to commemorate 150 years since the battle of Orakau / Rewi Maniapoto’s last stand. This from the website “For 150 years the old battle site stood as a sentinel waiting to be acknowledged and for its legacy so ...Continue Reading...
Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
TangataWhenua.com has just got word from Hayward’s Auction House owners, Kevin Hayward & Judith Ferguson that the Parihaka leg-irons which were going to be auctioned have been withdrawn. Public outcry began to inform and connect with whanau, hapu an iwi via social networks yesterday ...Continue Reading...
Sir Toby Curtis: Te Arawa education expert receives Knighthood
(NZ Herald) A leading Maori education expert, former school teacher and principal has been knighted. Dr Noble Curtis, known as Toby, said the honour turned his thoughts to those who had influenced him, including his parents, his aunts and uncles and many others in his hapu and iwi “who ...Continue Reading...
Constitutional Review report now complete, but what does it mean for Maori? +report
The Constitutional Advisory Panel has just released their report on New Zealand’s constitution. If you already knew that we actually have a constitution then consider yourself an exception to the rule. For those of you who didn’t know, you’d be forgiven considering we are only ...Continue Reading...
Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka wins big in Bali
Congratulations to the team behind New Zealand film Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka, which has won the Special Recognition Award at the 2013 Balinale Film Festival. Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka is a documentary from Documentary Edge award-winning producer/director Paora Joseph and ...Continue Reading...
Anti Treaty campaigner jailed 24 years for arson and holding sex slave for 22 years
(Stuff.co.nz) Northland farmer, anti-Treaty of Waitangi campaigner and Far North mayoral candidate Allan Titford has been jailed for 24 years on sex and violence charges. Found guilty on 39 charges but protected by name suppression until today, he was sentenced in High Court in Whangarei. ...Continue Reading...
Maori TV takes on Te Kohanga Reo (on Monday at 8.30pm)
To read about the lifting of a court injunction allowing Maori TV to air it’s expose on alleged financial mismanagement at the National Kohanga Reo Trust click here To read background info on this story click here To read the Defamation Letter, TangataWhenua.com received for publishing a ...Continue Reading...
Rotorua elects youngest District Councillor AND she’s #Maori
Rotorua election results for the District Council have just been published and it’s been confirmed that not only does the city have a new mayor (with Steve Chadwick trouncing former mayor KeVINE Winters) but it now also has the youngest District Councillor with 21 year old Tania Tapsell ...Continue Reading...
Parihaka film off to France (+video)
TATARAKIHI – THE CHILDREN OF PARIHAKA tells the journey undertaken by children who are the survivors of Parihaka. The children retrace the steps of their Parihaka ancestors who in the late 1800s were forcibly removed from their peaceful village in Taranaki and incarcerated for indefinite ...Continue Reading...
Crash investigator claims stoned-car-driver ad stigmatises Maori +video
(NZ Herald) By Steve Deane A television advertisement which targets Maori fathers who drive stoned with their children in the car has been slammed for negatively stereotyping and stigmatising Maori. Steve Elers, who worked as a police crash investigator in Western Australia and is at AUT ...Continue Reading...
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua
- BIG BREAK: our search for the writer of New Zealand’s next great movie