Māori Affairs select committee hears submissions on Te Mātāwai
Will the revamped Māori Language Bill ever see the light of day? The Māori Affairs select committee has heard public submissions on it today. One submission supports Te Mātāwai but says changes are needed, while another wants it scrapped altogether.
Campbell Paterson to return home on Friday
The remains of slain Ngāti Kahungunu man Campbell Paterson will return to Aotearoa this Friday. Queensland police found the artist's body dismembered inside a chilly bin in bushland, south of Cairns last week. A 32-year-old man is being charged with his murder.
New kaupapa Māori driven unit for Mason Clinic
The Mason Clinic, the country's largest forensic mental health unit, has been given the green light to build a new kaupapa Māori driven unit. The unit opened in 2006 and their proposal to expand has been granted by Waitemata DHB in light of its huge success in rehabilitating patients.
Māori storytelling brings oral traditions to life
An event by Te Reo Wainene ki Tua was hosted at the National Library of New Zealand today. The group brings together the best story-tellers and uses the craft of Māori storytelling to share oral traditions with the next generation.
Woman blinded in domestic violence incident urges victims to get help
This week has seen a wide range of events staged for the White Ribbon cause, the campaign against domestic violence. But none could be more powerful than the personal account of a woman who is now blind due to domestic violence. She shares her story and message of hope with Manawa Wright.
Iwi Chairs Forum hui in Tauranga
The Iwi Chairs Forum met in Tauranga for the first time since its inception in 2005. Representatives from iwi throughout Aotearoa will be present with a wide range of issues impacting on Māori, including the state of the national economy, and a whole host of others.
Indigenous conference aims to unleash potential and transform communities
Unleash the creative and economic potential of Māori, transform communities and conduct research of relevance that will bring about positive change. That’s the objective of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference in Auckland, and one delegate is making waves, inspiring the many.
Gigatown competition nears end
The winning New Zealand town of 'lightning fast internet' of one gigabit per second will be decided when a social media competition wraps up tonight. 80,000 people have taken part in the year-long Gigatown competition. The finalists are Gisborne, Nelson, Wanaka, Timaru and Dunedin. Gisborne mayor,
Māori fine arts student graduates with honours
The end of the university year is close and one of the nation’s finest arts school will be celebrating with a showcase of their students’ work. One of those students is Sterling Ruwhiu of Ngāti Porou.