Te Manu Korihi

Iwi moves forward after settlement

The Chairperson of a Ngāi Tahu hapū is offering to give a Taranaki tribe guidance as it moves into post Treaty settlement mode.

Workers at risk from forestry strains

The owner of a Māori forestry company says the industry's growing mechanisation has put forestry contracting businesses under financial stress, in turn putting workers more at risk.

Fruitless search for commission's CEO

The Māori Language Commission says a $200,000 cap on the chief executive salary is hampering its ability to find someone with the right skills for the role.

New trustees for controversial kura

A new board of trustees has been elected at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Whangaroa, the Ministry of Education says.

Regional authority must maintain water

The Environment Court has told a regional authority it cannot abandon its responsibility to maintain water quality.

Ngati Toa sets Te Reo goals

The lower North Island tribe, Ngāti Toa, wants all of its members to be speaking or learning Te Reo Maori in four years' time.

Kura asked to improve teaching

A small, all-Maori western Bay of Plenty school has been told it still needs to continue improving its quality of education.

Political frustrations 'prevent iwi progress'

The lead Treaty negotiator for Ngāi Takoto iwi in the Far North is fed up with "individual politics" which he says is keeping tribes in the rohe from moving forward.

Some taonga best left overseas - artist

A traditional Māori artist suggests some cherished wood carvings should be left overseas because the harsh weather in New Zealand could damage them. (AUDIO)

Negotiators appointed for Treaty claims

The group approved by the Crown to settle Ngapuhi Treaty claims has appointed three negotiators.

Govt accused of denying Maori of rights

The former MP for Te Tai Tokerau is accusing the Government of similar tactics to the Australian Government, which is proposing to shut down remote Aboriginal communities.

Tribe wants maunga restored

South Taranaki is now focused on having its ancestral mountain returned to its protection, following an apology from the Crown.

'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Iwi identify 36 cultural assessment sites

The Auckland Council says only 36 bids to carry out work on sites of cultural value have been identified by local iwi, which need further scrutiny.

Threat 'impacts all indigenous peoples'

A Maori researcher says the threat of shutting down remote Aboriginal communities impinges on the rights of all indigenous people around the world.

Review finds mining won't pollute rivers

An independent review into mining tests at Karangahake, south of Paeroa, has found the activities would pose minimal pollution to waterways.

Maori principals critical of education policy

The organisation representing Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme, describing it as a "one-size-fits-all" policy.

MPs grill Māori TV's main man

Māori Television is considering changing its policy after it came under fire for censoring a haka that was critical of the channel.

Ngati Awa hopes to build museum

Following restoration of carvings from the wharenui, Ngati Awa has said that it would like to set up a whare taonga.

Maori war flag to be repatriated

A local authority in Scotland has agreed to let a Maori war flag be returned to New Zealand.