Māori Issues

Mana whenua of Auckland's North Head returns to iwi

From Friday, Maungauika, or North Head in Devonport, will be legally administrated by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority.

Murray Chong.

New Plymouth councillor apologises for saying he was ashamed of singing anthem in te reo

Murray Chong's comments prompted a petition calling for his resignation and he was censured by the mayor.

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Health organisation calls for less tobacco availability in Māori communities

Tobacco is four times more available in low-income communities compared to affluent ones, the group says.

Some top names for Māori newborns shouldn't be on list - cultural advisor

A Māori cultural adviser is calling for the names Mia and Nina to be removed from the list.

Descendants of the Māori chief are calling for it to be renamed, saying it’s an insult.

Fonterra under fire from iwi over name of its Kapiti-brand cheese, Tuteremoana

Muaūpoko have taken exception to the dairy giant using the name of their ancestor for their product.

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Debt and finances top of worry list for Māori - survey

The Māori National Authority plans to share the results of the survey with Ministers and heads of government organisations.

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Doctors at five Wellington practices to go on full-day strike tomorrow

Twenty-one doctors at Ora Toa Health are going on strike due to the provider's continued refusal to allow dentist employees to join the collective agreement.

Bay of Plenty iwi Ngāti Rangitihi signs $4 million redress settlement

Settlement is for loss of much of Ngāti Rangitihi's traditional land when Tarawera erupted in 1886.

Ngāpuhi voted overwhelming against a proposal to move forward on a Treaty deal with a disagreement within the iwi for years over just who should have the mandate to negotiate.

Ngāpuhi vote against proposal to move Treaty negotiations forward

Who should negotiate with the Crown has divided Ngāpuhi for decades and couldn't be decided this week.

The Aquaman star might not be Māori, but he shares a passion for staying strong to Pacific roots, performer Shannon Borrell tells TVNZ’s Te Karere.

Aquaman star's red carpet haka 'encourages our kids to be strong', says performer who helped create it

Shannon Borrell was by Jason Momoa's side yesterday as the performance instantly went viral.

Jacinda Ardern made the comments as she announced $1 million funding for Auckland’s Papakura Marae.

'An indictment for us as a nation,' PM says of Māori homelessness rate while announcing $1 million for marae

The cash injection will be used by Papakura Marae in Auckland to build kaumātua flats.

Organisers say they were looking to introduce more art and culture into the event, and the council says staff have been absued over the issue.

'Māori Santa' set to appear at Wellington Christmas event after crowdfunding effort

Rob Herewini played the part of a Māori-inspired interpretation of Santa - Hana Kōkō - during the Nelson Christmas Parade on December 2.

When Rob Herewini agreed to be Nelson’s Polynesian inspired Santa he wasn’t aware how much backlash he would receive.

Māori Santa recounts 'shocked look on the faces of' Pakeha during Nelson parade

Rob Herewini told TVNZ1's Marae the backlash over his interpretation of St Nick has been "draining".


Unqualified 'charlatans' teaching haka overseas is the 'worst type of profiteering and cultural appropriation' - Dr Ella Henry

The haka should be shared, but only by those who understand it, the AUT Māori academic told TVNZ1's Breakfast.

After a long two years away from international rugby due to injury Milner-Skudder returns for the ABs named to start against Argentina.

All Blacks star Nehe Milner-Skudder weighs into Nelson Māori Santa saga - 'Santa is a white tradition and we can celebrate it in our own way'

"I feel like the comments and remarks that have come out have been far more damaging then the Santa himself," he said.

Ta Moko artist Anikaaro Harawira-Havili’s stunning work didn’t meet with Facebook’s approval.

Māori tattoo artist temporarily banned by Facebook over images of tāmoko on buttocks

Anikaaro Harawira-Havili was stopped from posting on Facebook for 24 hours, after showing off the stunning work she did on Tane Huata.

“There are other experts out there also, mate, and you need to start respecting some of them,” the Labour MP chided the activist physician on Marae.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan deletes controversial Facebook tirade following head-to-head with Willie Jackson

"There are other experts out there also, mate, and you need to start respecting some of them," the Labour MP told the health crusader.

Tauhara No 2 Trust has largely taken over Tamaki Māori Village, which both parties say could help grow the Māori economy.

Māori half-billion-dollar mega trust buys popular Rotorua tourist attraction for whopping $15 million

Tauhara No 2 Trust has largely taken over Tamaki Māori Village, which both parties say could help grow the Māori economy.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 5, 2010: Statue of Maori Idol on Mount Victoria looking towards Cook Strait

Te Korowai o Wainuiārua and Crown sign agreement to settle historical Treaty claims

The agreement includes the return of culturally significant sites to Te Korowai o Wainuiārua.

'Sniff test' - Aussie newspaper under fire over 'insensitive' caption of Duchess of Sussex hongi pic

The Brisbane based paper also headlined an article on the royals' arrival in Wellington: "NZ really nose how to welcome royal cuzzies".

He was the former chair of the Wellington Tenths and Port Nicholson Block settlement trusts, and was convicted of fraud in 2016.

Controversial Wellington Māori leader Sir Ngatata Love dies

Sir Ngatata died from liver cancer last week aged 81.

The first NZ series commissioned directly for the US market had provided a challenge around its Te Reo content.

The Dead Lands starts filming in West Auckland after challenge around series' te reo content

It's the first time an NZ series has been commissioned directly for the American market.

Mita was sent to prison for non-violent drug offences and got just ten minutes with her son when he died.

'Heartbreak upon heartbreak' - one Māori woman's experience of the criminal justice system

New Otago University research on Māori perceptions of the criminal justice system echoes Awatea Mita's story.

Pam Armstrong of Staynative came up with the idea in Northland and Marlene Leuluai is one of the hosts.

Māori enterprise 'Staynative' helps whānau become hosts to tourists

Te Karere visited a whānau in the remote Northland settlement of Whangaruru.

Plagued by internal strife the group’s now facing questions around its relevancy.

Infighting puts Māori Women's Welfare league at risk amid annual conference

Plagued by internal strife, the group is now facing questions around its relevancy.

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.

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.

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".

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