Te Manu Korihi

Funder supports TVNZ outsourcing

tvnz building auckland

Te Mangai Paho says it believes Television New Zealand's decision to outsource its Maori programmes will give the agency more control over what content is produced.

Urban Maori attracted to work on whenua

maori man with fence post

A Massey University senior lecturer says most rangatahi Maori wanting to take up agricultural courses are from the cities.

Book chronicles Bay of Island's history

bay of islands.

A Bay of Islands hapu says a new book documenting the early years of settlement in the region is a welcome addition to a lack of written history about the rohe.

Landcorp helping iwi farmers

Traci Houpapa.

New Zealand's largest farming corporation says it is passing on its expertise to iwi taking over its farms via Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

MP questions TVNZ's future

Labour MP Kris Faafoi.

Labour's broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says a plan to outsource content for Maori and Pacific programming at TVNZ has left many unanswered questions.

Boom times attacts more across Tasman - survey

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New research has found that Maori migrating to Australia are more likely to be drawn across the Tasman during economic boom times.

Maori, Pacific shows to be outsourced

tvnz building auckland

Some staff at TVNZ are angry their jobs could be on the line after the state broadcaster announced it will outsource producers for its Maori and Pacific programming. (AUDIO)

Anti-whalers welcomed in Auckland

The Sam Simon will be in Auckland and Wellington before heading off to Antarctica later in the year.

Auckland's biggest hapu says it supports the work of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd and has officially welcomed one of its ships to Waitemata Harbour. (AUDIO)

Haka group chosen for Olympic awards

Te Matatini

The best of Maori performing arts has been chosen above other cultures to represent the Oceania region at the Association of National Olympic Committee Gala awards.

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

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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.