Māori Issues

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

Iwi's 'pain and anguish' at plan to rename Great Barrier Island

The name-change dispute adds to a long list of overlapping claims among iwi.

Wellington, New Zealand - March 10, 2017: Beehive Administrative Government building towers over green vegetation screen. White Maori obelisks and symbols up front. People in photo. Blue sky.

Details of new Māori Crown agency released

The Office for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti will work to finish Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

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The festival decided to ban moko after complaints about incorrect use, but it has left some in the school community upset.

Furore erupts after young kids wearing temporary moko told they couldn't perform at Christchurch Cultural Festival

The festival decided to ban moko after complaints about incorrect use, but it has left some in the school community upset.

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Children are at the centre of Te Reo Māori revitalisation efforts during Maori Language Week.

More than half of NZ thinks Te Reo Māori should be core primary school subject, new survey reveals

"Te Reo Māori is recognised as a taonga, or treasure, for all New Zealanders".

New Zealand and Australian flags.

Ngāpuhi iwi living in Australia to have their say on treaty negotiations

Labour's Andrew Little will travel across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth next week.

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Hīkoia te Kōrero was about celebrating and promoting the Māori language to all New Zealanders.

Thousands march through central Auckland celebrating Māori language week

Many schools from the Auckland region had a presence at the parade.

Jaymi Hirawani McTaggart, Emma Brown, Tumanako Fa’aui and Eve Duncan Spring talk about being labelled 'plastic'.

Māori youth labelled 'plastic': 'I'm not Māori enough but I'm not white'

For many Māori who can't speak it, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori can be a stark reminder of the guilt and shame they feel not knowing their own language.

Te reo not main priority for Māori trying to survive in regions - educator

Evelyn Tobin has seen the strength of Te Reo Māori in Northland diminish in recent years.

Hamilton McDonald’s worker ordered to stop speaking te reo with customers

Janine Eru-Taueki said she was excited to celebrate Māori Language Week, until her manager stepped in.

Aucklanders embrace te reo lessons during Māori Language Week

Around 100 people turned up to the ANZ Centre in Auckland's city centre last night to learn their a-e-i-o-u's.

New mobile app Kupu uses photo recognition technology to offer Māori translations of words.

Most read: Spark, Google release free photo recognition Māori translation app

Kupu been released in conjunction with Māori Language Week.

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The family has currently set up shop near Blenheim.

Food truck serves up Te Reo Māori lessons along with fish and chips

TVNZ1's Seven Sharp finds the whanau has currently set up shop in Wairau near Blenheim.

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Not learning the language growing up was Jacinda Ardern’s biggest educational regret.

Jacinda Ardern kicks off Māori Language Week in Wellington

One of the 50 teenagers gathered at Taraika marae on the school grounds asked if the PM thought there would ever be a prime minister that could speak Māori.

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The Greens want students Year 1 to 10 to have access to learn the language.

'It is a taonga' - Green Party renew calls for compulsory Te Reo Māori in school by 2025

The Greens want students Year 1 to 10 to have access to learn te reo.

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The academic says "it’s time New Zealand woke up" and realised te reo is one of our treasures.

Compulsory classes will help right the wrong after Te Reo Māori 'beaten' out of school children a generation ago - Sir Pita Sharples

As Māori Language Week begins, Sir Pita recalled his own mum's struggle to learn te reo on TVNZ1's Breakfast.

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The band have aleady had one massive hit with Maimoatia.

Māori group Maimoa drop fourth new single Kawea

It follows the release of their breakout song Maimoatia.

Paula Bennett quizzes Government over stance on entrenching Māori seats

The three parties of Government may have different views on the seats.

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The wood pigeon has been protected since 1922, but some believe Māori should be able to hunt them on their own land.

Kereru are a protected species but some iwi want to hunt the birds for cultural reasons

The bird’s considered sacred to Māori and believed to have healing powers.

Nanaia Mahuta at Ratana Pa being interviewed by Te Karere

Government sets aside $4m to 'build nationhood and pride' through New Zealand Wars awareness

"It needs to be shared and understood," says the Māori Development Minister.

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Most read: Māori doc hits back at insulting inferences that ethnicity is ‘the only reason I got to be a doctor’

A doctor of Māori heritage has written to 1 NEWS, after seeing an article discussing the entrance pathway for Māori medical school students.

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The former Wallabies first-five bared all in a revealing interview with Marae.

Most read: 'I didn't feel worthy of being Māori' – Quade Cooper opens up about struggling with cultural identity after moving to Australia as a youngster

The former Wallabies first-five was brutally honest about growing up Māori in Australia in a revealing interview with Marae.

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An iwi radio station is behind the software aimed to revitalise the language.

Free te reo language software developer upset about multinational’s forays

An iwi radio station says an American corporate wants to sell language apps to indigenous people.

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