Midwife’s photo of newborn with placenta highlights Māori tradition
A midwife has posted a picture of a Māori newborn still connected to their placenta by the umbilical cord. It's an ancient Māori tradition to bury the placenta and umbilical cord, but could posting photos for the world to see become a new tradition? Hania Douglas spoke with a mother who gave birth recently.
Iwi Leaders Group to host series of nationwide hui
The Iwi Leaders Group are hosting nationwide consultation hui this month in the North Island. Three main issues will be discussed at the hui – freshwater rights, conservation and Te Ture Whenua Māori Act.
Otara Māori Wardens president says leave the act alone
The president of the Māori Wardens branch in Otara is against calls to change the Māori Community Development Act 1962. Mereana Peka says the law isn’t a racist one, and if any changes should be made, it’s that it should apply to everyone – Māori and non-Māori alike.
Chiefs name co-captains Cruden and Cane
All Blacks Sam Cane and Aaron Cruden will co-captain the Gallagher Chiefs in 2016. To date, the duo has amassed a combined 121 caps for the two-time Super Rugby champions.
Tūwharetoa battles it out at pā wars
Despite the wet weather, Ngāti Tūwharetoa gathered in Turangi today to take part in the iwi’s greatest sports challenge: pā wars.
Football: Māori Women’s U17 keen for clash against Tonga
The Māori Women’s U17 football side are preparing for their clash against Tonga at MacLenan Stadium in Papakura tomorrow.