Provided by the Million Dollar Mission, the grant will allow the school to purchase badly needed waka and hoe so they can compete in waka ama.
Marama was the first Māori woman to disclose her HIV status in 1993 and since then has been a staunch advocate for the rights of people infected with HIV and AIDS.
A petition against oil exploration containing 45,000 signatures was delivered to the government today.
The school says they want to use waka ama as a tool to bring the community together.
The Minister for Crown-Iwi Relations, Kelvin Davis, is about to embark on a nation-wide roadshow as a part of rejuvenating the relationship between the Crown and Māori.
Community leaders call for people to heed warnings around railway lines.
“There’s a great nucleus of the industry here and what we’re trying to do is if we can develop one or two other opportunities that means we can package all those together with the existing operators and that means there will be a whole lift up in the industry and that will be fantastic.” – Andrew Te Whaiti, Tumu Whakarae, Amanti Tourism
“We've launched a campaign to end period poverty, period waste and change the way we as a society talk and act about menstruation.” – Olie Body, Kaiwhakahaere, Wa Collective
Marama Mullen-Tamati was the first Māori woman to disclose her HIV status in 1993. Since then, she's been a staunch advocate for the rights of people infected with HIV and AIDS. She says many still live in shame of the disease.