Loss felt of community champion Vapi Kupenga
WAATEA NEWS - There’s tears and tributes today for former Radio Waatea talk host Vapnierka (Vapi) Kupenga, who died yesterday. A teacher, actor, translator, social worker, university lecturer and serial political candidate, Auntie Vapi was prepared to tackle a wide range of guests and issues on ...Continue Reading...
He Aitua | Mitai Rolleston
All our aroha to the Rolleston whanau. Matua Mitai has been an incredible example of a brilliant, visionary leader. His loss is devastating, his legacy will live on for generations to come. Haere atu ra e te pou o te whare ki a ratou kua wheturangihia. Haere haere haere kia au te moe. Kua oti [...]Continue Reading...
He Aitua | Maureen Te Rangi Rere i Waho Waaka, nee Kingi
Our deepest condolences to the whanau of Aunty Maureen, her presence was a blessing and her loss will be felt for many years to come. Whaea Maureen was pivotal in stopping a major casino for being developed in Rotorua was a staunch supporter of Hauora Maori and was a passionate advocate for ...Continue Reading...
Sealords Deal Architect Dies
Te Arawa and Tuwharetoa Marine Biologist Dr George Habib died yesterday from a suspected heart attack in Hamiltion. His contributions in the area of customary fisheries made huge inroads to securing and creating the Sealords Deal. Link to Habib Report Dr Habib has helped uplift the input of ...Continue Reading...
He Aitua | Toni-Lee Hayward
Tena koutou e Ngati Whakaue, te hungakainga o Ohinemutu Whanau will bring our beloved Toni-Lee Hayward to lie with her tupuna at Tunohopu on Monday, May 06. Toni-Lee will return to our whenua from London on Sunday, May 05. She will stay the night in Papakura, Auckland and the whanau pani will ...Continue Reading...
Radio Ngati Porou livestreams tangi for Parekura Horomia
Watch the livestream of the tangi, courtesy of Radio Ngati Porou. Whanau, friends, iwi and former political colleagues are among the hundreds of people at the tangi for Labour MP Parekura Horomia this morning. Mr Horomia died on Monday and his tangi is taking place at Hauiti Marae in Tolaga ...Continue Reading...
KIINGI TUHEITIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO PAREKURA HOROMIA
‘Maa te matamata o te kaaheru koe ka riro Maa te maramata o mahara koe ka mau roa’ Kiingi Tuheitia and the Whare Ariki extend their deepest sympathies to the sons, mokopuna and whaanau of one of Maaoridom’s strongest advocates and staunch supporters of Kiingitanga. “He will be sadly ...Continue Reading...
Whanau sends word that Labour MP Parekura Horomia has died
TW.com Eds: Nga mihi aroha whanau, as soon as we receive word as to tangihanga details we will be sure to post. Moe mai ra Matua Parekura. (NZ Herald) Labour MP Parekura Horomia has died, the NZ Herald has confirmed. The 62-year-old had been seriously ill and was resting at home with his ...Continue Reading...
New Zealand loses one of our most visionary artists, Ralph Hotere
(NZHerald) One of our most visionary artists, Artist Ralph Hotere has passed away. The 81-year-old, who is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most important artists, was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand in 2011. He was the only person to be awarded the country’s highest ...Continue Reading...
Remembering Kihei Soli Niheu by Amelia Gora
Kihei “Soli” Niheu is a Hawaiian National who has been at the forefront of Hawaiian struggles for four decades. Learning much from the struggles of the sixties for Native American, Black, Chicano and other oppressed peoples, Soli began to question the state of his people. When he returned to ...Continue Reading...
- WIPCE Fundraiser Hangi, Porirua, Sunday 16th March
- MANA set to contest all Maori seats and more
- An Open Statement on the true impact of the non-funding of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
- 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