Iwi fishing amendment, a travesty or an exemption?
[colored_box color="green"] What do you think whanau? Should iwi get this exemption allowing them to use foreign vessels? On the face of it, it does seem wrong to allow for this to happen, but we feel this IS a win in terms of Tino Rangatiratanga, however, as the saying goes, with great power ...Continue Reading...
Kakapo world’s most-loved species: poll (+video)
(Stuff.co.nz) Step aside tigers, wolves, and elephants – a rare New Zealand parrot is officially the world’s most loved species. United Kingdom-based wildlife education charity Wildscreen asked people to vote on their favourite species, and the kakapo has come out tops. And it ...Continue Reading...
Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Awa – new mining bids now being sought
KIA MATAARA!!! TE ARAWA, TUWHARETOA, NGATI AWA ME NGA IWI O TE WAIARIKI, TONGARIRO ROHE HOKI!!!! Please panui far and wide, because if past or present ‘consultation’ is anything to go by the whanau, hapu and iwi probably won’t ever hear about it, it’ll be quiet meetings ...Continue Reading...
Greenpeace activists arrested on Shell oil ship in Taranaki
(Stuff.co.nz) Lucy Lawless and a group of Greenpeace protesters have been arrested after more than three days at the top of a Shell oil ship berthed at the Port of Taranaki. Police had climbed the ship’s tower to reach them earlier this morning. Lawless and a group of Greenpeace activists ...Continue Reading...
Kai moana (seafood) confirmed to be contaminated at 5 beaches #RENAsucks
Kaua e kai i te kaimoana RESULTS OF INITIAL MONITORING OF CONTAMINANTS Key agencies involved have been: MAF, Toi Te Ora, Regional Councils, Iwi. Chris Battershill is also directly in the loop but more in the long term chronic impacts on shell-fish and fin-fish. Sampling has taken place over the ...Continue Reading...
Ashes at giant kauri a source of grief for Maori (Stuff)
BY MARIKA HILL Families have been caught depositing the ashes of their dead at the base of New Zealand’s largest kauri Tane Mahuta – Lord of the Forest – in Waipoua Forest in Northland. The practice has horrified local iwi. “It’s not something you do in Maori culture,” ...Continue Reading...
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