Te Manu Korihi

Maori Party aims to lift tertiary access

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

The Maori Party says it wants to encourage more young Maori to participate in tertiary education at the launch of their tertiary education strategy in Palmerston North.

Calls for help to clean Kaipara Moana

The Kaipara Harbour estuary

An environmental group that is working to revitalise Kaipara Moana in Northland wants people to take part in a hui looking at strategies to preserve it.

New GM for Maori, Pacific Programmes

The TVNZ building in Auckland.

Television New Zealand has announced that Raewyn Rasch, who has been acting general manager, is now the new general manager for Maori and Pacific Programmes at the network.

Test case for Marine Coastal Area Act

Tamaitemioka and Pohowaitai, two of the Titi Islands south-west of Stewart Island.

A case in which a South Island man applies for customary marine title over two of the Titi Islands will be the first of its kind to be tested in the High Court.

Call for shift in business understanding

Jarrod Haar said Maori were traditionally brought up to praise other people but not themselves.

Jarrod Haar, the director of Massey University's Centre of Maori Business Research, says Maori can be disadvantaged when applying for jobs due to cultural differences.

Aboriginal leader says visit not enough

Dr Tom Calma

An Australian Aboriginal leader says the federal government needs to canvass more indigenous communities before developing policies for tangata whenua.

PSA says 66 jobs lost at Te Puni Kokiri

Te Puni Kokiri has said it will focus on a narrower range of mahi as part of a "recruitment and reassignment process".

The Public Service Association says 66 jobs will be lost at the Ministry for Maori Development, Te Puni Kokiri, cutting the workforce to just under 300. (AUDIO)

Quitline CEO shares lessons learned

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A non-smoking advocate is encouraging an Australian Aboriginal health leader to look within his own communities to find solutions to help tangata whenua to quit smoking.

Iwi leaders back Labour's power policy

Lake Benmore is part of Meridan's Waitaki hydro scheme.

The Iwi Leaders Group, made up of more than 50 iwi chairs from across Aotearoa, is backing the Labour Party's policy to lower power prices if it wins the election.

Ancient adze found in Lake Onoke

Lake Onoke

An ancient argillite adze has been found by a member of the public in Wairarapa. It is considered to be a taonga tūturu, a genuine artefact.

Make Te Reo available - Maori Party

The Maori Party's Tamaki Makaurau candidate Rangi McLean

The Maori Party says it wants to make Te Reo compulsorily available in all schools and increase funding for Maori language teacher trainees.

Parents welcome draft kura report

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Parents who withdrew their tamariki from a Northland school at the beginning of the year are praising a report into issues surrounding the school's board of trustees election process.

Continued dispute over Northland kura

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A row over the running of a Northland Maori immersion school has deepened with the school's commissioner releasing a draft report on his review.

Designer apologises for using headdress

270814. Photo Michael Ng fashion.ngfoto.com. A model showcases designs by Trelise Cooper at New Zealand Fashion Week.

An apology has been issued by designer Dame Trelise Cooper for using a native American headdress in her catwalk fashion show at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland.

Iwi wants feedback on new tribal entity

Consultation hui are happening over the next three weeks in Dannevirke, Wellington, Auckland, Mangakino (pictured), Christchurch and Masterton

The Wairarapa branch of Ngati Kahungunu iwi is seeking feedback from iwi members about a new tribal entity. Consultation hui are happening over the next three weeks.

Study links cancer to childhood poverty

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Maori are three to five times more likely than Pakeha to have the bacterium H Pylori in childhood which leads to stomach cancer, a study by Otago University has found.

Who will represent Maori King up for discussion

Maori King Tuheitia.

The Maori King's Council will meet today to discuss who will represent King Tuheitia while he is in hospital. He was admitted to hospital after suffering from diabetes-related ailments.

Polytech to offer new Maori business major

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Otago Polytechnic says the launch of a new Maori business major will give those working in Maori organisations the opportunity to fast-track their degree.