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Rāapa 19 Whiringa-ā-Rangi 2014

Published: 8:27PM Wednesday November 19, 2014

Ma ori Party mourns the sudden loss of Te Orohi Paul

Iwi in the Bay of Plenty are in mourning from the sudden death of Te Orohi Paul. After suffering a stroke, the former co-vice president of the Maori Party died last night in Wellington.

Top roles expected for Labour's Maori MPs

Andrew Little says he will have to rely a lot on his Maori caucus for guidance on Maori issues. He's expected to show his appreciation through handing out top roles and responsibilities to Maori MPs in the coming week.

COPD survivor hopes to inspire others to quit smoking

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease causes ill health, disability, and death. The Asthma Foundation say Maori are susceptible to its symptoms because of high smoking rates. Heta Gardiner spoke to a survivor of the disease who sounded a strong warning.

Study shows womens use of violence in violent relationships

Women are just as guilty of initiating physical violence in intimate relationships according to research by Auckland University's School of Public Health. But its much more complicated than that.

Century-old shipwreck found

The wreck of the SS Ventnor which sank off the coast of New Zealand in 1902 carrying the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners who had worked in Otago, has at last been found. Artefacts have been retrieved from the wreck while local Mori in Hokianga have been taking care of remains that had washed up on their shore.

Hawai'ian students visit TWOA on cultural exchange

Kamehameha Schools from Hawaii were keen to learn more about how to enhance their native tongue and their customs through the medium of education as they visited Te Wnanga o Aotearoa in Hamilton today.

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