Te Manu Korihi

Greens aim to change Public Works Act

Catherine Delahunty.

Green MP Catherine Delahunty says her party plans to change the Public Works Act to ensure that no more Maori land can be taken by the Government.

Iwi considers anti-poaching patrols


A lower North Island iwi is considering whether iwi coastline patrols should be re-introduced after three men were caught poaching nearly 900 paua near Titahi Bay this week.

Nominated book aims to inspire

hand on textbook

An editor of a book nominated as a finalist in a Māori book awards says it's great to be recognised for her mahi. Winners will be announced at Te Papa next month.

Maori TV's Julian Wilcox resigns

Julian Wilcox.

Maori Television's head of news and production Julian Wilcox has resigned after 10 years at the broadcaster, which is undergoing a restructure.

Pipe work causing problems in Matapihi

road works sign

A council project to lay a sewerage pipe through Māori land in Tauranga has come to a head after construction caused flooding in Matapihi. Court action is planned.

Owners cautious, but plan on hiring


A survey of Maori business owners suggests one in five are planning to take on more workers and pay higher wages over the next year but many are cautious about their outlook.

Student says top jobs not an option

maori students at university

A Maori students' association says ongoing fee increases for tertiary study may rule tangata whenua out of top jobs. Universities are expected to raise them by the maximum amount.

$200m needed for Maori research - academic

Waikato University

A university professor believes the Government should be allocating about $200 million a year towards Maori research, not $5 million as has been set aside in the Budget.

Many Maori returning from Australia

auckland airport arrivals

A significant number of Maori people are returning to New Zealand from Australia - some of whom are coming back for their tertiary studies.

Committee to pick centre of excellence

Sir Mason Durie.

A committee led by Sir Mason Durie has been appointed to select a Maori Centre of Research Excellence. The Government has committed $5 million a year from 2016 for it.

Company rejects silted seabed claim

Opua  in the Bay of Islands.

The council-owned company that owns the Opua marina is rejecting claims that it has damaged the seabed in the Bay of Islands. Far North Holdings has won consent to extend it.

Fee increases putting some off study

money in kete

The Maori Students' Association at Aotearoa's biggest university says continued tertiary fee increases are driving some Maori away from study.

Fox to continue pressure over oath

Marama Fox.

Maori Party MP Marama Fox says she will continue to put pressure on the Government to include the Treaty of Waitangi when taking an oath at Parliament.

Te Reo hui not just for academics

te reo sign

A senior lecturer at Waikato University is welcoming anyone working with Te Reo to participate in a national hui about keeping the Maori language alive.

Finalists named for book awards

Te Papa at dusk

The finalists for the Aotearoa Maori book awards have been announced and include a majority of books on Maori development. The awards will be given out at Te Papa next month.

Hapu may go to court over marina

Opua  in the Bay of Islands.

A Far North hapu may take legal action against the Northland Regional Council and independent commissioners granting consent to allow an extension of the Opua marina. (AUDIO)

Warning Te Reo hui may be confronting

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A national hui on the revitalisation of Te Reo Maori is likely to raise issues which could be hard for some people to hear, according to a senior university lecturer.

MP decides against Treaty pledge

Marama Fox.

Maori Party MP Marama Fox says she decided not to make an allegiance to the Treaty of Waitangi while being sworn in at Parliament today as it would just be a stunt.

Haka and poi to help stroke survivors

Manaia Maori Cultural Group. Its managing director Karl Burrows is at the front wearing a traditional cloak.

Haka and poi are to be used to rehabilitate stroke survivors in Britain. Work is being done to discover how Māori culture and the haka can be used to support and empower stroke survivors. (AUDIO)

Maori map researchers look to Google Earth

google earth screen

Maori researchers are meeting with the Google Earth team to learn how they can add their own stories onto digital maps. A workshop is being held at a wananga in Whakatane.