Maori Issues

Watch: 'A voice that matters' - Stan Walker releases powerful spoken word piece encouraging Māori to choose their electoral roll

The spoken word piece, created in collaboration with musician and performer Sheldon Rua, was done in support of the For Future’s Sake, Choose campaign.

Students at work (file picture).

Institutions risk losing course funding over poor Māori, Pasifika results

Funding for 2019 will be withheld from poorly performing courses until institutions show how they plan to improve their figures.

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Anihera Black repeated allegations that her late husband Te Awanuiārangi was a paedophile.

Widow of late iwi leader Awanui Black gives four names to police

Anihera Black last week released a video in which she accused her late husband of paedophilia.

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Discussion around the statue of Papatūānuku – the Earth Mother – are at early stages, but are already proving controversial.

Iwi puts the brakes on statue idea for Auckland's Bastion Point, calling it 'an idea in its infancy'

Ngāti Whātua Orākei Trust Deputy Chair Ngarimu Blair sad the concept animation for the statue is only a concept, and further discussion is needed.

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Pania Newton has been to the UN three times to fight for her ancestral land in Ihumatao, South Auckland.

Meet the young Auckland woman taking the fight to protect her ancestral land to the UN

Pania Newton has been to the UN three times to protect land in Ihumātao, South Auckland.

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Awanui Black died in 2016 but this weekend, his former wife's alleged he sexually  abused multiple children - allegations that left tribes reeling.

Police speak to widow of late iwi leader accused of paedophilia

Anihera Black made the allegations in a widely-viewed Facebook video over the weekend.

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Marae sat down and talked to the Once Were Warriors author.

'What have I got to say to my critics? Nothing' – author Alan Duff on tough upbringing, writing Once Were Warriors, and clashing with a cameraman

Mr Duff told TVNZ1's Marae that after writing Once Were Warriors, he woke up and told his wife "I think I've made history".

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Awanui Black died in 2016 but this weekend, his former wife's alleged he sexually  abused multiple children - allegations that left tribes reeling.

Community in shock over accusations against iwi leader Te Awanuiārangi Black

Friends and colleagues of the prominent Māori leader have spoken of their shock and grief over his widow's accusations that he was a paedophile.

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Awanui Black died in 2016 but this weekend, his former wife's alleged he sexually  abused multiple children - allegations that left tribes reeling.

Allegations of paedophilia against iwi leader Awanui Black causes shockwaves

Black's ex-wife made the claims online and has called for alleged victims to come forward.

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The reappearance of the celestial phenomenon signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Labour's Māori caucus considers Matariki public holiday

A proposal to make Matariki a national holiday could be introduced as a private member's bill.

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The reappearance of the celestial phenomenon signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Watch: How to spot the Matariki star cluster in the night sky

The reappearance of Matariki signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Maori carving (file picture).

US business called out for selling fake mummified Māori tattooed heads

Facebook users expressed shock in finding fake mokomokai were being sold for entertainment.

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Marae discovered many viewers think it's time for kapa haka to embrace Terehia and Kere Matua.

'I want to stand as a tane' - South Auckland twins challenge traditional gender roles in kapa haka

Many Marae viewers think it is time for kapa haka to embrace Terehia and Kere Matua.

Sam Wallace takes a look at one of the best views Great Barrier Island has to offer.

Great Barrier locals protest poison drop on Rakitū

Organisers of the protest said they had been left in the dark over the decision.

Leoni Matoe and Pete Abraham check on the puha at the Kii Tahi plant nursery in Patea.

Frozen Pūhā smoothie anyone? Iwi-run business takes top food award

The south Taranaki business received top prize at the Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards.

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The former Maori Affairs Minister was part of a Government that changed the treaty landscape.

Tangi to be held for former Labour MP and Māori Affairs Minister Koro Wētere

Mr Wētere will be laid to rest today at his family cemetry near Te Kuiti after dying on Saturday aged 83.

Pacific people speak about living with bowel cancer – 'It's hard to describe'

Māori and Pasifika people are more likely to die of bowel cancer than any other ethnic group.

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Passengers will now be welcomed and urged to take care in both English and te reo.

Te Reo Māori to be introduced to Auckland's transport network

Passengers will now be welcomed and urged to take care in both English and te reo.

Irene Kereama Royal.

Breast cancer services 'still racist towards Māori women'

Irene Kereama Royal says a clinical nurse told her: "Oh, I did not think that Māori women want reconstruction".

The former Maori Affairs Minister was part of a Government that changed the treaty landscape.

Cabinet delayed as tributes flow for respected former Māori MP Koro Wētere

Winston Peters and other ministers arrived early at Turangawaewae Marae to farewell him.

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Kerehitiana Matua-Kora, explained that even as a six-year-old she knew swinging poi wasn't for her.

Watch: Female kapa haka performer challenging gender roles at competitions – eventually wants to haka as a man

Kerehitiana Matua-Kora, explained that even as a six-year-old she knew swinging poi wasn't for her.

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