Te Manu Korihi

Whakatane wananga to repay $5.9m

Cash in a kete

A wananga has been forced to repay $5.9 million and the Serious Fraud Office called in after a Tertiary Education Commission and Qualifications Authority investigation. (AUDIO)

Nurses choosing better pay at DHBs

registered nurse

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says Maori nurses are choosing to work in district health boards over Whanau Ora health providers because of a lack of pay parity. (AUDIO)

Te reo strongly linked to culture

te reo sign

New research on Maori well-being and Te Reo Rangatira shows a strong connection between the speakers of the language and participation in the culture and whanau.

Mita's life to be celebrated on film

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The life of late influential film-maker Merata Mita is being made into a documentary film, directed by her son. She was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010.

E-learning project for Rotorua children

maori girl with computer

A trust has been established to oversee an ambitious project aimed at providing internet access and e-learning devices to all children in Rotorua.

Maori TV adapting for audience

Paora Maxwell.

Maori Television chief executive Paora Maxwell says a proposed restructure of the company aims to include the audience to interact with the company to a greater extent.

Judges selected for kapa haka festival

student performing in kapa haka

Twenty-six judges have been selected for the National Kapa Haka Festival, Te Matatini, to be held in Christchurch in March next year.

Maori want inclusion on teacher council

school blackboard

The national Maori body of the secondary teachers' union the PPTA is calling for specific Maori representation on the Teachers' Council which registers and disciplines staff.

Maori TV confirms job changes

Paora Maxwell.

Maori Television has confirmed two jobs will be axed in a restructuring proposal. Chief executive Paora Maxwell says the company is adjusting to the digital environment.

More anti-drilling protests planned

Protesters walked to SkyCity yesterday where the Petroleum Summit is being held this week.

Protesters who staged a sit-in outside an oil conference in central Auckland are planning several more protests in coming months.

Cherokees to adopt inmate course

prison bars and barbed wire

First Nation tribes in the United States will be running decolonisation courses for native American inmates based on what Maori have done in Aotearoa.

Trades training for young in Kawerau

welding

Young people in Kawerau are being given skills that will enable them to get jobs in their rohe rather than having to leave, a local training organisation says.

Trust and science institute join forces

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A Whanganui charitable trust has signed a partnership with a top New Zealand research institute which it hopes will produce more Maori scientists.

Northland iwi join anti-drilling protest

More than 500 people took part in the protest today.

Iwi representatives from Northland and throughout the rest of New Zealand have taken part in a march in central Auckland in protest against deep sea oil drilling. (AUDIO)

Waitangi trust defends charge

The Waitangi National Trust says not enough tourists are visiting.

The Waitangi National Trust is defending its decision to start charging New Zealanders $15 to visit the Treaty Grounds in the Far North, blaming declining tourist numbers.

Call for referendum on Maori seats

Dover Samuels.

A former Labour minister of Maori Affairs, Dover Samuels, is calling for a referendum or poll on whether Maori electorates are still needed in Parliament.

Asthma misdiagnosis rife says doctor

emergency ward

A doctor researching asthma says misdiagnosis can result in people practically fertilising bacterial infections and Maori are more likely to have to seek emergency help.

Early, routine testing urged for gout

medical equipment - stethoscope

The head of Arthritis New Zealand says the key to treating gout is to nip it in the bud, as it can be a painful condition that can lead to damage of the joints.

Cattle pledge 'wake-up' call for council

dairy cattle

Whangarei's river patrol man Millan Ruka says a pre-election pledge by the Prime Minister to exclude dairy cattle from waterways is a wake-up call for Northland's Regional Council.

Maori Party hui over National support

Te Ururoa Flavell.

The Maori Party says it is consulting supporters about an invitation to support the re-elected National-led Government on issues of confidence and supply.

Davis wants free entry to Treaty Grounds

Kelvin Davis

Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis says people should not have to pay to see the place their ancestors signed the Treaty of Waitangi. At present, New Zealanders have to pay $15.

Parihaka master plan in the works

It is hoped Parihaka will one day be home to 1000 people.

The settlement of Parihaka Papakainga aims to be home to 1000 people in 25 years. Its long-term plan includes researching sustainable energy and a new housing development.

Mayor calls for equal representation

Aerial view of Port Taranaki breakwater area and New Plymouth beyond.

New Plymouth's mayor says Maori should ideally be given 50-50 representation on local councils, but this depends on the proportion of tangata whenua on the Maori Electoral Roll.

Wardens build links with govt agencies

Victoria Maori Wardens emblem

The Victoria Maori Wardens group in Australia is increasing its links with more government agencies, including the state's Department of Justice.