May 14, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views


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Monique Edwards-Shipton (Ngati Raukawa) from Bay of Plenty health provider Ngati Kahu Hauora is this weeks special guest on the weekly Maori radio programme, Te Oranga.

The half-hour English language show presented by Waatea 603 AM in partnership with the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand looks at alcohol issues and its impact on the Maori world.

Te Oranga is made available to the national network of iwi radio stations as well as broadcasting on Auckland frequency 603 AM (11.00 am and repeated 6.00 pm every Thursday). Episodes in the Te Oranga series can also be accessed via the website

Based in Bethlehem near Tauranga, Edwards-Shipton has a professional background in education, domestic violence and mental health and is passionate about supporting whanau with issues relating to drugs and alcohol.

She recently ran a programme for children aged 10 to 14 years in the Tauranga suburb of Merivale: Reclaiming the Night was aimed at reducing children’s opportunity for alcohol-related harm and included education on the impacts of drinking alcohol.

Te Oranga is an informative programme which promotes a collective approach by empowering te ao Maori to effect their own solutions in changing attitudes about alcohol consumption.

Part of UMA Broadcasting, Waatea 603 AM is Auckland’s only Maori radio station, providing an extensive bilingual schedule to its listeners including talkback, news, current affairs and music.

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For more information, contact Waatea 603 AM producer Monika Ahuriri on 09 275 9070; mobile 027 472 3462; or email [email protected].

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