Te Manu Korihi

Big cash boost for Tainui marae

A Tainui marae at Awakino

Waikato-Tainui marae are set to receive their share of a $15 million grant, as part of the first distribution of its $70 million cash top-up from the Crown. Sixty-six marae will benefit.

Signing of River settlement looms

Whanganui River

A tribal negotiator for the Whanganui River says the 97 percent of people who agreed to the Treaty settlement deal is confirmation that 140 years of petitioning the Crown has finally paid off.

Special recognition for unique deer

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A hunters' group and Tuhoe kaumatua have agreed a herd of deer only found in Te Urewera should be given special recognition. Deerstalkers say it has high-trophy value.

Young builders inspired

Construction of a new Whanau Ora health centre at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt

A group of young Maori trainee builders involved in building a new Whanau Ora health centre in Lower Hutt are benefitting from the project which will also help the local community.

Waka guardianship handed to Trust

The Waka

Ngati Kahungunu has handed over guardianship of its waka to Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust. The two parties signed the lease of Te Matau a Maui waka to the Trust on Thursday.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.

Minister welcomes TIMA additions

Chris Finlayson.

Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson is welcoming the Ngapuhi tribal board to conclude the tribe's historical Treaty claims with the Government.

Tuhoronuku election results out

Hapu took to the streets of Whangarei in protest over the mandate.

The election results are out for Tuhoronuku - the board that will steer the massive Ngapuhi Treaty settlement. The election process has caused animosity among hapu in the north.

ACT comments from "Dark Ages"

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A Far North iwi leader has criticised the ACT Party leader Jamie Whyte's comments about wanting to axe Maori seats from parliament, saying they are from the Dark Ages.

Legal look at Tuwharetoa settlement

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The body set up to spend the Tuwharetoa Treaty settlement package has asked lawyers to investigate investment losses and overspending. A hui has been called next month.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".

Ngati Hine seeks to remove nominees

Pita Tipene.

Ngati Hine claimants are moving to bump two people, Mere Mangu and Joe Davis, off the authority set up to negotiate the Ngapuhi Treaty settlement.

Long detour for Tribunal claimants

Flooding in Pipiwai, west of Whangarei.

Whanau heading for Waitangi Tribunal hearings in Tai Tokerau next week are facing a long detour around roads still blocked after this month's big storm.

Help available for flooded whanau

Flooding on Otiria Road, Moerewa on Friday.

Anyone who knows of whanau needing help after recent Northland storms should let the Moerewa community trust know, it says. The council has a storm relief fund of $180,000.

Cost of health services scrutinised

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The cost of the Ngati Porou Hauora Maori health service is becoming hard to sustain, its chief executive says. A consultancy group is reviewing all health services on the East Coast.

Sykes tied with Flavell in Waiariki?

Annette Sykes.

Internet Mana's Waiariki candidate Annette Sykes says she's level-pegging with the Maori Party candidate Te Ururoa Flavell - as she launches her election campaign.

River patrol supports Fish and Game

Matakana River.

Tai Tokerau's river patrol man Millan Ruka says Fish and Game should be encouraged to carry on speaking out about the state of the country's rivers.

Clinic wants to expand Maori unit

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The country's largest forensic mental health unit wants to expand its Maori unit because of its success in patient rehabilitation. More than half the Mason Clinic's patients are Maori. (AUDIO)

Prison Maori art mentor wins award

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The wahine behind a successful exhibition of art by Maori inmates will be acknowledged at Parliament on Tuesday night.

Call for standardised Te Reo in govt documents

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A leading Maori language researcher says a standardised form of Te Reo needs to be used in government circles to ensure there is no confusion over meaning.

Group mulls East Coast health hub

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A consultancy group is examining how long-term health services will be provided on the East Coast and where to base them.

Whanau Ora launches southern agency

Tariana Turia.

The Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island was launched in Christchurch on Monday. Nine iwi authorities in Te Wai Pounamu will receive funding.

Apology lifts burden - Wairere Iti

Tame Iti and Mike Bush.

The son of Tuhoe activist Tame Iti says a weight has been lifted off the iwi after an apology by the Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Iwi teams with private education firm

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A Far North iwi and a private tuition provider have joined forces to provide an after-school learning centre in Kaitaia.

Public to have say on controversial bill

te reo sign

Public submissions are being sought on the controversial Maori Language Bill, which aims to revitalise Te Reo by giving iwi responsibility for its development.

MetService makes deal with marae

Cumulus clouds over Northland.

MetService has reached an agreement with two marae to put a weather radar station on ancestral land in the Far North. In exchange, MetService will offer scholarships for local children.