High expectations for Govt’s white paper report on vulnerable children
No more children can die. That's the blunt message from a Māori leader on the eve of the release of the Government's white paper on vulnerable children. The long awaited report is expected to signal moves to bring more information sharing between agencies and more priority service for children. Ngahuia Wade reports.
World Homeless Day puts spotlight on the issue
There's more to homelessness than sleeping in a cardboard box, and today the visibility of homelessness will be lifted when the needs of homeless people are highlighted on World Homeless Day. Over 60% of the country's homeless are Māori.
NZ showcased at world’s biggest book fair
NZ is taking centre stage at the world's biggest marketplace for book deals, the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Sixty-five kiwi authors some Māori will be showcased, with their books translated into German.
Parekura Horomia: Unemployment hits hard for Māori
Labour MP Parekura Horomia talks to us about his thoughts on current political issues including unemployment, proposed youth wage and John Tamihere applying for Labour Party membership.
Tenants evicted to make way for new housing
Tenants in the Maraenui suburb of Napier have been given 90 days to vacate their homes. Housing NZ are asking tenants to find a new home so that properties can be sold or redeveloped as part of a housing plan for lower-income families.
Youth unemployment questioned
There are 84,000 young people who aren't in any form of employment, education or training. Questions have been raised as to why this is the case. Are they not trying hard enough? Or is it just that there aren’t enough jobs to go for?
Māori Battalion Association to disband by end of year
The trust that looks after the 28 Māori Battalion will be wound up, but its kaupapa will remain. Members of the association and other stakeholders met in Wellington today to plan a remembrance service to be held in December. Facilitator Matt Te Pou says the veterans themselves made the call given the dwindling numbers to run the trust. The trust will be wound up at the end of the year.
Overseas export opportunities for Māori food producers
The Māori Trustee and the Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA) will hold a meeting for key players in Māori farming to discuss international opportunities. What does this mean and what do they hope to achieve? Jamie Tuuta, the Māori Trustee joins us from Wellington.